About the film
robin hood silent film short film
Release Date: August 21, 1912
|Genres||:||Romance, Adventure, Drama|
|Production Companies||:||Eclair American|
|Director||:||Herbert Blaché, Étienne Arnaud|
|Writers||:||Eustace Hale Ball|
Robin Hood is a 1912 film made by Eclair Studios when it and many other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based in Fort Lee, New Jersey at the beginning of the 20th century. The movie's costumes feature enormous versions of the familiar hats of Robin and his merry men, and uses the unusual effect of momentarily superimposing images different animals over each character to emphasize their good or evil qualities. The film was directed by Étienne Arnaud and Herbert Blaché, and written by Eustace Hale Ball. A restored copy of the 30-minute film exists and was exhibited in 2006 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.