I've watched on youtube, 'Warwick: A Journey to My Former Faith'
and at 25.33 re the photo drama...it is mentioned that,
It was the first major screen play to incorporate film.....blah blah blah...
Back in 1914, this effort must have been a great piece of propaganda ,
and probably still has some of that currency left today.
Yes, and as JW's , weren't we so proud of this bit of propaganda.
I, and others, were almost sure that JW's invented the entire film industry because of 'the brothers' efforts.
Similarly, in 100 years from now, JW.org
will be credited with inventing the internet.....LOL
But now, I am not so sure it was quite as unique as first thought..
Have you heard of the film made by the Salvation Army
Called Soldiers of the Cross....?
............The Salvation Army's pioneering multimedia work Soldiers of the Cross premiered at the Melbourne Town Hall on 13 September 1900.
Referred to by the organization as a 'lecture’, and once thought to
be the world's first feature film, it combined 13 short films, over 200
glass slides, hymns, music and the oration of Commandant Herbert Henry
Booth, who was the grandson of Salvation Army founder General William
Booth. The production was released by Major Joseph Henry Perry, an
enthusiastic supporter of the new film medium and head of the Salvation
Army’s Limelight Department.
Soldiers of the Cross ran for two hours and related the stories of Christ and the early Christian martyrs...............
and for those who may be interested in the photo drama,
this video from Brian Kutscher
should be interesting to watch.