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The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight 1897

This legendary fight was filmed on March 17, 1897, using 63mm film that produced an aspect ratio of about 1.75:1. Using three adjacent cameras, Enoch Rector recorded the entire fight, simultaneously creating the world's first known feature film, as the resulting footage lasted over 90 minutes in length. About a quarter of the film survives today. Written by Mark Toscano.

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Obviously an essential relic of cinema, and quite astonishing given its contemporaries.

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