The American Film Institute's popular OnLine Cinema is now showing the
classic 1912 D.W. film, THE GIRL AND HER TRUST, during the month of
October. Using cutting-edge streaming video technology developed by
VDOnet, the AFI OnLine Cinema offers a global audience the opportunity to
view hard-to-see classic Hollywood films.
The AFI OnLine Cinema is located at <www.afionline.org/cinema>
THE GIRL AND HER TRUST, a charming early short by Griffith, features 130
scenes and 20 camera positions, more than in any other short Griffith had
previously made. The film climaxes with an exciting chase scene involving a
locomotive - a scenario to be replicated in many following films.
Since its historic launch on January 22 with Charlie Chaplin's THE RINK,
the AFI OnLine Cinema has been visited by a global audience of more than
200,000 people from over 100 countries.
In 1995, AFI created the popular AFI OnLine on the Internet's World Wide
Web to provide global access to AFI's rich resources in film, television
and new media. Located at <www.afionline.org>, AFI OnLine provides an
international authority source for all aspects of the moving image arts, a
one-stop guide for anyone interested in this art form. This month also
features extensive coverage of the AFI Los Angeles International Film
Festival. One of the most valuable assets on the AFI Web site is CineMedia,
the Internet's largest film and media directory with links to more than
16,000 sites worldwide.
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama.