At a Glance

History Matters

Work with early twentieth-century film as historical evidence. What questions do you need to ask?

Making Sense of Films

Making Sense of Films offers a place for students and teachers to begin working with early 20th-century film as historical evidence. Written by Tom Gunning, this guide offers an overview of early film and how historians use it; tips on what questions to ask when watching early films; an annotated bibliography; and a guide to finding and using early film online.