Some early films for our consideration:
Early Lumiere Brothers films, screened on Cinematograph, 1895
At the Foot of the Flatiron Building, 1903 American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 2:45 min.
New York City Jewish “ghetto” Fish Market, 1903 American Mutoscope and Biography Company, 3:15 min.
New York City in a Blizzard, 1902 Edison Films, 3:32 min.
A Trip Down San Francisco’s Market Street, 1906 (just before the great earthquake / fire) 11 min.
A Brief History of Film (Project Happening)
Gunning: “How was this film shot and edited?”
1943 Twentieth Century Fox / Office of War Information film, “It’s Everybody’s War,” narrated by Hollywood star Henry Fonda
Sergio Leone, Final Shootout, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
NYT “Anatomy of a Scene” from The Revenant (2015)
The Long Take, Atonement (2007)