Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Another Celebration of Winsor McCay

Splicing together a few clips and images reveal that Winsor McCay may have had a subconscious influence on the motion picture from his early strip, "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend."  Without it, there wouldn't have been the Edwin S. Porter film, or a reference to set up a dream for Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., or a later short film featuring bad dreams and lobsters, or even dancing on the ceiling!

The clip runs about 20 minutes on Youtube...

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