The Adventures of Dollie

The Adventures of Dollie ★★★★

Comparing this to The Sealed Room, I began to discern the influence of intertitles on cinema's converging paths of storytelling and documentary. The Adventures of Dollie is a film of movements and actions, a Lumiere "actualite" with three artificial occurrences. Whereas a year later, The Sealed Room is already dominated by a theater POV and the idea of literary adaptation. A fascinating genesis for cinema's "father of storytelling."