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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Shepard; Robert Israel; Bret Wood; Charles Musser; Ferdinand Zecca; Max Linder; Jean Durand; Winsor McCay; Alice Guy; D W Griffith; Film Preservation Associates.; British Film Institute.; Pathé frères (France); Ambrosio (Firm); Gaumont (Firm); Vitagraph Company of America.; Biograph Company.; Keystone Film Company.; Kino International Corporation.
|Language Note:||Silent, with musical accompaniment. Some intertitles, predominantly in English.|
|Notes:||Collective title from disc menu. Film titles & film credits from screen.
Originally compiled for video in 1994.
Special feature: program notes by Charles Musser.
|Credits:||Music compiled and directed by Robert Israel ; DVD design, Bret Wood.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (84 min.) : sd., b&w and tinted b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Policemen's little run / [by Ferdinand Zecca ; Pathé] (1907) --
Troubles of a grasswidower / Pathé Frères ; [by Max Linder] (1908) --
Nero, or, the fall of Rome / [by Ambrosio] (1909) --
Onésime horloger = Onésime, clock-maker / Gaumont ; [Jean Durand] (1912) --
Winsor McCay, the famous cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and his moving comics / photographed by Vitagraph Co. of America (1911) --
Making an American citizen / produced by Alice Guy Blaché (1912) --
Girl and her trust / Biograph Company ; [directed by D.W. Griffith] (1912) --
Bangville police / Keystone Film Company (1913).
|Series Title:||Movies begin, v. 5.|
|Responsibility:||a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by David Shepard.|
A collection of early motion picture films, focusing especially on the first films that began to reflect modern cinematic conventions. Includes works by Pathé Frères, Max Linder, the Vitagraph Company, Alice Guy Blaché, and D.W. Griffith.
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