TSPDT Starting List

This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. This is in chronological order, with any films from editions newer than the 2018 edition added at the end, still in chronological order. Things that aren't on Letterboxd are here. This is my second attempt to make this list, and I hope everyone enjoys the list, as it grows.

  • Roundhay Garden Scene
  • Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
  • Newark Athlete
  • Blacksmith Scene
  • Annabelle Butterfly Dance
  • Dickson Experimental Sound Film
  • Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze
  • Fire Rescue Scene
  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
  • Tables Turned on the Gardener
  • Boat Leaving the Port
  • Bocal aux Poissons-Rouges
  • Le Déjeuner du Chat
  • New Blacksmith Shop
  • Baby's Meal
  • Wintergartenprogramm
  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory
  • Anes
  • Baby's Meal
  • Demolition of a Wall
  • The Kiss
  • The Haunted Castle
  • Panorama du grand Canal pris d'un bateau
  • Sandow
  • A Victorian Lady in Her Boudoir
  • Leaving Jerusalem by Railway
  • Pillow Fight
  • Serpentine Dance, Annabelle
  • The Astronomer's Dream
  • The Passion Play of Oberammergau
  • Cinderella
  • Little Tich and His Funny Feet
  • The One-Man Band
  • Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower
  • A Storm at Sea
  • Le village de Namo - Panorama pris d'une chaise à porteurs
  • Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood
  • The Big Swallow
  • The Brahmin and the Butterfly
  • The Man with the Rubber Head
  • Panorama of Ealing from a Moving Train
  • Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham
  • Demolishing and Building Up the Star Theatre
  • What Happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City
  • The Terrible Eruption of Mount Pelee and Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Infernal Cakewalk
  • Down the Hudson
  • Electrocuting an Elephant
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • The Infernal Caldron
  • Life of an American Fireman
  • The Melomaniac
  • The Kingdom of Fairies
  • The Sick Kitten
  • Ball Passing Through a Soap Bubble
  • Japanese Varieties
  • The Wonderful Living Fan
  • The Impossible Voyage
  • Panorama View, Street Car Motor Room
  • Dingjunshan
  • New York Subway
  • An Adventurous Automobile Trip
  • The Reception of King Haakon in Kristiania
  • Rescued by Rover
  • The '?' Motorist
  • Dream of a Rarebit Fiend
  • The Story of the Kelly Gang
  • Tartans of Scottish Clans
  • The Birth, the Life, and the Death of Christ
  • First Prize in Cello
  • Satan at Play
  • The Talisman
  • Tunneling the English Channel
  • The Adventures of Dollie
  • The Assassination of the Duke de Guise
  • Fantasmagorie
  • The Electric Hotel
  • Rescued from an Eagle's Nest
  • Stenka Razin
  • L'assommoir
  • The Blind Man of Jerusalem
  • A Corner in Wheat
  • The Country Doctor
  • Lady Helen's Escapade
  • The Mended Lute
  • Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy
  • Those Awful Hats
  • Birth of a Flower
  • Frankenstein
  • The Girl Spy Before Vicksburg
  • Glimpses of Bird Life
  • The House with Closed Shutters
  • The Legend of King Midas
  • Making Christmas Crackers
  • Maudite soit la guerre
  • The Unchanging Sea
  • White Fawn's Devotion: A Play Acted by a Tribe of Red Indians in America
  • The White Slave Trade