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Before The Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema Of... Noted film historian Charles Musser (The Emergence of Cinema) co-wrote and... more info $24.95was $24.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Robert Stebbins, Eugene Hill Died: February 15, 1988
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Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio, USA Profession: critic, teacher, historian, translator, filmmaker, still photographer

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  Bronx Morning, A (1931) Director

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1931:
Made the experimental documentary, "A Bronx Morning"
1933:
Studied at the famed Moscow Film School under Eisenstein (date approximate)
1935:
Assisted Eisenstein on the making of the uncompleted film, "Bezhin Meadow"
1938:
Co-directed, with Sidney Meyers, for the independent production company Frontier Films a notable documentary, "People of the Cumberland"; the two directors used the joint pseudonym Robert Stebbins
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Was a faculty member of the department of cinema studies at NYU during the 1970s and 80s until shortly before his death; held the Pinewood endowed professorship
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