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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
David Shepard; Heather Stewart; Georges Méliès; Edwin S Porter; Thomas A Edison; Auguste Lumière; Louis Lumière; Eadweard Muybridge; Ferdinand Zecca; Kino International Corporation.; Film Preservation Associates.; British Film Institute.
|Language Note:||Silent film with music accompaniment.|
|Notes:||"Featuring the films of: Edwin S. Porter, Thomas A. Edison, Auguste and Louis Lumière, Georges Méliès, Eadweard Muybridge, Ferdinand Zecca"--Container.
"'Homage to Eadweard Muybridge' by arrangement with the University of Southern California. Narration for 'A trip to the moon' by Georges Méliès, adapted and read by Fabrice Zagury. Vintage recordings from the collection of George Wagner"--Container.
|Credits:||Music compiled and composed by Robert Israel ; program notes by Charles Musser.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., b&w, tinted ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Films: Homage to Eadweard Muybridge (Series photography) (1880s). Edison shorts (1894-97): The kiss --
Serpentine dances --
Glenrow brothers --
The barber shop --
Feeding the doves --
Seminary girls. August & Louis Lumiere (1895-96): Swimming in the sea --
Children digging for clams --
Loading a boiler --
Dragoons crossing the Saone --
Promenade of ostriches --
Childish quarrel --
Lion, London Zoological Garden --
Transformation by hats --
Carmaux: Drawing out the coke --
Poultry yard --
Arab cortege, Geneva --
New York: Brooklyn Bridge --
New York: Broadway & Union Sq. --
Policeman's parade, Chicago --
A trip to the moon (1902) --
Actualities: Pres. McKinley at home (1897) --
Packtrain on Chilkoot Pass (1898) --
Skyscrapers of New York (1903) --
Georgetown Loop (1903) --
San Francisco aftermath of earthquake (1906) --
Dog and his various merits (1906) --
Moscow clad in snow (1908) --
Airplane flight & wreck (1910). Biograph blue movies: Fire in a burlesque theatre (1908) --
Airy fairy Lillian tries on her new corsets (1908) --
From show girl to burlesque queen (1908) --
Troubles of a manager of a burlesque show (1908) --
The great train robbery (1903) --
The whole dam [sic] family and the dam [sic] dog (1905) --
The golden beetle (1907) --
Text: Program notes / by Charles Musser --
DVD production credits.
|Series Title:||Movies begin, v. 1.|
|Other Titles:||Treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913|
|Responsibility:||Kino International ; produced by Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by David Shepard and Heather Stewart.|
The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.
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