WorldCat Identities

Bonine, R. (Robert K.)

Overview
Works: 78 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 1,630 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Silent films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary films  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Animated films  Comedy films  Historical films  Trick films 
Roles: Director, Photographer, Author
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R Bonine
Edison : the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Beginning of a skyscraper( Visual )

4 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background
Lower Broadway( Visual )

4 editions published between 1902 and 1903 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film shows a view which appears to be looking north on Broadway at the intersection of Wall Street, in front of Trinity Church. The sidewalk along Broadway is crowded with people, and the traffic in both streets is very heavy. A horse-drawn streetcar passes in front of the camera with a sign giving its destination as the "Courtland and Fulton Street Ferry."
Panorama of Flatiron Building( Visual )

4 editions published between 1902 and 1903 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This shows a view looking south from Madison Square, across the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and Twenty-third Street, to the famous Fuller (or "Flatiron") Building. The cameraman elevates his camera, going from street level to the roof. Designed by D.H. Burnham and Company, the Fuller Building is an important early skyscraper and a New York City landmark. Known as the first great steel-framed building, the exterior of the lower three stories is stone, with the remainder clad in terra cotta. Twenty-one stories high, it is considered the first tall building erected north of city hall. Its completion in 1902 marked the beginning of New York City's first skyscraper era
Parade of horses on Speedway( Visual )

4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan side of the river looking north. On the right is the Harlem River and on the opposite bank, the Bronx. Prominent in the background is the High Bridge at 175th Street, an important landmark completed in 1842 as part of the Croton aqueduct system. Beyond the High Bridge is the Washington Bridge at 181st Street. The "Speedway" was built in 1900 at a cost of over three million dollars
Gold rush scenes in the Klondike( Visual )

1 edition published in 1899 and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a shot of a newspaper that outlines the hardships of living in the Klondike, there are scenes a typical Klondike town, of people on a raft, and of people mining for gold. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 12 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
Cutting sugar cane( Visual )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poor condition of the film, its short length, and the distance of the subject matter from the camera position do not permit much description other than saying some workers are in a field. In the foreground, it can be seen that workers have been harvesting a crop of the cane family
White Horse Rapids( Visual )

2 editions published in 1900 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, where so many daring and venturesome miners have lost their lives in attempting to shoot these mad and turbulent rapids in their flat bottom boats, constructed for the purpose of navigating the treacherous Yukon River, which flows through the rich gold fields of Alaska. This picture was secured at the time a party of miners in a boat were making their way over one of the very roughest spots. As they are tossed about by the mad current, the waves and spray are seen to dash high into the air and at times entirely envelop the eager gold seekers. This is a very realistic and exciting picture. 50 feet. 7.50
Hawaiians arriving to attend a luau or native feast( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Groups of horsemen gallop past some barn-like structures and down a dirt road toward the camera. People watch from the side of the road. Three carriages pull into the road from the surrounding fields. As the film closes, a family group on horseback (mother, father and child) trot past the camera. Filmed from a single camera position at approximately the same location as Hawaiians departing to attend a luau or native feast
Stereoscopic views of Atlantic city, N.J( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Views of Atlantic City, including street views, homes, accomodations, baths, the beach with bathers, the board walk, lifesaving boats and yachts
Crowds returning from the games, Waikiki, Hawaiian Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Seven crowded street cars come slowly down a single set of tracks in a grassy area. Trees line both sides of the tracks. Passengers hanging onto both sides of the street cars wave at the camera as they pass. Some men walk up and down along the left side of the tracks. Filmed from a single camera position
Surf board riders, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Long shots of people surfing at Waikiki
The Float, Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bathers play on a raft or floating platform, pushing each other into the water, running across it, and jumping or diving into the water. Three men in a canoe pass behind the platform; one stands and jumps into the water, capsizing the canoe. All three men attempt unsuccessfully to right the canoe. Filmed from a single camera position
[Across the crater of Kilauea, Hawaii]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panoramic view, Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Starts with a view of two children frolicking in the water. Behind them is a street lined with telephone wires; trees and houses appear in the background. The camera pans left past more houses and trees to a beach scene with many men and women. Most are dressed in street clothes, but some men wear bathing costumes. The camera continues its pan out onto the ocean where people are both bathing and rowing small boats; some bathers have surf boards. The pan continues past a pier with Diamond Head in the background and returns to the beach where several people are enjoying the sun in front of a building which may be a hotel
Loading sugar, Kahului, Maui, Hawaiian Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Several dock workers pick up heavy bags of sugar from a platform and pile them on the edge of a dock. Filmed from a single camera position
Panoramic view, crater of Haleakala, Hawaiian Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The camera pans slowly around the rims of the Haleakala volcano crater. Surf and sea may be seen beside the volcano on one side, while mountains appear behind it on another side. The pan ends with shots of two men on horseback, accompanied by two additional horses, standing along one edge of the crater
Stereoscopic views of Montana( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Views of Montana, including Helena, Gardiner, Virginia City, the metal industry at Butte, monument to Gen. Custer and tombstones at the Custer National Battleground, the hospital and the Officers' quarters at Fort Custer, canyons, mountains, sheep and cattle ranching, and hunting mountain sheep and elk, and a view of buffalo
Pa-u riders, Hawaiian Islands( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Spectators watch as horesmen and women parade up and down a dirt street. Most women ride full-astride rather than sidesaddle, with their long skirts billowing on both sides of their horses
 
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Alternative Names
Bonine, Robert K.

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English (34)