WorldCat Identities

Blackton, James Stuart 1875-1941

Overview
Works: 114 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 2,058 library holdings
Genres: History  Film adaptations  Drama  Excerpts  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Stuart Blackton
Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )
3 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two hours of interviews with archivists and early cinema scholars. Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison Collection never available to the public before: stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions. 140 complete films
Silent Shakespeare ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these 7 films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long, but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting
History of animation origins of American animation (1900-1921) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
The origins of film ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
Origins of American animation, 1900-1921 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
Maniac ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narcotic: Loosely based upon the life of William Davies, an opium-addicted snake oil salesman who was also producer Hildagarde Esper's uncle. This film follows his downward spiral as an idealistic medical student whose fall from grace leads him to opium dens, a carnival freakshow, drug parties, brothels and finally the barrel of his own revolver
Animation, the beginning. 1906-1927 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927
The photodrama by Henry Albert Phillips( Book )
2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before Mickey an animated anthology ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-five silent animated short films made between 1900 and 1928, with piano accompaniment. Featuring Felix, Bobby Bumps, Alice, and others
The Alloy Orchestra plays Wild and weird : short film favorites with new music ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 short films with new music performed by the Alloy Orchestra
The burgular on the roof ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J. Stuart Blackton and Albert Smith emerged as important filmmakers and exhibitors in the spring and summer of 1898. When they were caught duping Thomas Edison's copyrighted war films, they seemed to have no choice but to become licensees and acknowledge Edison's patents. With audiences tiring of war films, they used their experience as entertainers and made short comedies and magic films. Burglar on the roof (which features Blackton as the burglar) was shot on the rooftop of their office building in lower Manhattan. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
Firemen rescuing men and women ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1899 and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the efficiency of modern life-saving methods and apparatus now in use by the fire departments. Shows the front of a building burning and two ladders raised against it. Through a thick cloud of smoke and sparks members of the fire companies are ascending. Entering the windows they pass unfortunate occupants to their comrades, who in turn take them safely to the ground. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
Twelfth night, excerpt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This short silent film, directed by Charles Kent and Eugene Mullin, is a retelling of the main story of Shakespeare's play, Twelfth Night
Pioneer cinema by D. W Griffith( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of early American and European films made between 1894 and 1912. Includes works by Edison, Porter, D.W. Griffith, the Lumière Brothers, Melies, Emile Cohl, Blackton, and many other pioneer filmmakers
Princess Nicotine, or The smoke fairy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1909 and 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trick film made with double exposure (for the fairy in the bottle), mirrors, stop-motion animation (for the rose that transforms into a cigar), hidden wires, a man under the table blowing smoke, and special giant props. The shots of the table-top fairies were made by having the actresses perform on a platform next to the camera, and photographing their image reflected in a mirror placed far behind the table. "The film opens as the smoker falls asleep, justifying a dream logic that is not without its salacious side, especially when the young fairy throws up her skirts, and the imagery throughout is ripe for psychoanalysis. Although Princess Nicotine may also have been intended as an advertisement for Sweet Caporal's cigarette and cigar brands, the smoker's habit has its revenge, and the dream turns to nightmare"--Accompanying documentation, Treasures from American film archives, 2000
Oliver Twist, 1909 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excerpts of scenes from Charles Dickens' novel 'Oliver Twist'
The thieving hand ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1908 and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This early silent film short by J. Stuart Blackton is a story about a one-armed man who receives an artificial arm, only to discover that the arm has a mind of its own
A midsummer night's dream, excerpt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This short silent film, directed by J Stuart Blackton and Charles Kent, is a retelling of the main story of Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Cartoon classics. early animation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine silent era animated films, some with music scores
The battle cry of peace by James Stuart Blackton( Book )
3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Blackton, J. S. 1875-1941
Blackton, J. S. (James Stuart), 1875-1941
Blackton, J. Stuart 1875-1941
Blackton, J. Stuart (James Stuart), 1875-1941
Blackton James Stuart 1875-1941
Blackton, Jim 1875-1941
Languages
English (60)