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McCutcheon, Wallace

Overview
Works: 43 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 1,904 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Silent films  History  Nonfiction films  Drama  Documentary films  Fantasy films  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Animated films  Trick films 
Roles: Director, Attributed name, Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wallace McCutcheon
Edison : the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 703 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
The dream of a rarebit fiend by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

5 editions published in 1906 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Winsor McCay's comic strip Dream of a rarebit fiend, then appearing in the New York telegram, but also Gaston Velle's Reve a la lune (Pathé, 1905). An array of rapidly changing camera tricks disorient the spectator in ways analogous to dream. The Edison Company sold 192 copies of the film in the year after its release"--Videocassette notes by Charles Musser with the BFI staff
Panorama from Times Building, New York( Visual )

3 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view is from the top of the then newly-erected Times Building, at a height of approximately twenty stories. The film opens with a vertical pan, going from the street below up to the sky. The photographer then makes a pan to the north over the tops of the buildings from Bryant Park, south of 42nd Street (behind the New York Public Library) up 6th Avenue to the Hippodrome Theatre at 43rd Street. A marquee on the theater reads "A Yankee Circus On Mars." The camera continues to rotate toward 44th and 45th Streets between 6th and 7th Avenues, until coming to rest looking directly north up Times Square to 46th Street, where Broadway (left) and 7th Avenue (right) diverge again
The "teddy" bears( Visual )

3 editions published between 1907 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part charming fairy tale, part violent political satire and part accomplished puppet animation, The 'Teddy' bears may strike us now as a bizarre amalgam. ... According to the story ... Roosevelt had gallantly refused to shoot a small wounded bear during a 1902 hunting trip in Mississippi. His 'sportsmanship' led political cartoonists to draw 'Teddy' Roosevelt alongside increasingly cute bear cubs, and toy stores began selling cuddly stuffed bears, with button eyes and movable joints, as Teddy bears. The film begins by asking only for detailed memory of the fairy tale, as the (dark-haired) Goldilocks character intrudes into the three bears' home to find the too-hot, too-cold, and just-right bowls of porridge and the too-hard, too-soft, and just-right beds. ... In the film's version, the three bears (played by costumed actors) have their own Teddy bears, and Goldilocks spies through a knothole upstairs a group of six stuffed bears, which perform synchronized acrobatics [in a minute-and-a-half animated shot]. ... But a shift in the look and spirit of the film ocurs when the three bears chase Goldilocks out of the house--and out of the studio into snowy exteriors, shot in a New York City park. ... In the film's conclusion ... it is Goldilocks who saves Baby Bear by pushing away TR's rifle after he has shot Mama Bear and Papa Bear"--Film notes by Scott Simmon
The miller's daughter( Visual )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three American beauties( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with an extreme close-up of a full-blown American beauty rose, then gradually fades to a pretty, young woman holding a single long-stemmed rose, and then shows an American flag. A field of stars, supposedly from the flag, is animated to form the words "Good night."
Life of an American policeman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai semi-documentaire sur le travail du policier-type américain. Division en chapîtres: la résidence, l'ami des enfants, le sauvetage d'une femme suicidaire, l'immobilisation d'un cheval emballé, un tour joué au prépose de garde
The terrible kids( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The watermelon patch( Visual )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White Caps( Visual )

1 edition published in 1905 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Location: Fort Lee and Demarest, New Jersey
Police chasing scorching auto( Visual )

1 edition published in 1905 and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A winter straw ride( Visual )

1 edition published in 1906 and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comedy is a nostalgic peek into the Yuletide pleasures of the early 1900s. Evoking the Victorian charm of Currier and Ives prints, this picturesque and tender drama was produced as a cinematic Christmas card offered to moviegoers of the silent era
Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first program in a series of 48 movies that helped change America. During the first decades of the 20th century no issue was too controversial for movies ... from prohibition to abortion, unions, atheism, the vote for women, worker safety, juvenile justice, homelessness and immigration, these films became the catalyst for social change
Boat race( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two standard U.S. Navy eight-oar pulling boats, each commanded by a coxswain at the steering position in the stern, are seen abeam of one another. At a signal, both pulling boats begin moving and it can be seen that the camera was positioned on a vessel following the two competing pulling boats. The camera stays with the two boats until their destination is disclosed as a navy battle cruiser at anchor. The cruiser, unidentified, is flying an American flag. The film ends as the two pulling boats come abeam of the cruiser Indiana with their oars in the "boat oar" position
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
Old Isaac, the pawnbroker( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A small girl in an urban slum goes out to seek aid for her sick and starvng mother. She goes first to the offices of the Amalgamated Association of Charities, where she is caught up in red tape as the case workers ask questions and offer no immediate aid. Desperate, the little girl then goes to a neighborhood pawnshop hoping to get some money for food. She brings in a pair of old shoes which the pawnbroker's assistant rejects. Then she returns with her doll. This innocent gesture of selflessness attracts the attention of old Issac, who runs the shop. Hearing the little girl's story, he sets out for her apartment where he stops the men who are trying to evict the sick woman. He pays the rent, provides food and medical care, and even gives the girl a big new doll." -- Container
D.W. Griffith--actor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six of the earliest shorts featuring D.W. Griffith as an actor prior to his debut as a director
Biograph productions (1904-1908)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven short silent films of the pre-Griffith era from the Biograph Company
D.W. Griffith as an actor (1908)( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short silent films featuring D.W. Griffith as an actor. "Rescued from an eagle's nest" is the earliest known surviving work of Griffith as an actor
Social issues in american film : 1900-1934 ; 48 movies that helped change America( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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