"The average American movie length (from the facts section) for 1910 could not have been three reels, because in 1910 only a handful of pictures (and you COULD probably count them on the pitching hand of Three Finger Brown) were made in lengths longer than a reel.
1911 was the year in which several directors started to push for two-reel films; but both Biograph's "His Trust"/"His Trust Fulfilled" direcetd by D. W. Griffith and Selig's "The Danites" directed by Francis Boggs and Hobart Bosworth were both released as individual single reelers a week apart. It was 1912 before 2-reelers became common and probably 1916 before one could statistically state that the average film length was 3 reels."
I stand corrected! Many thanks.
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