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The Champion : a story of America's first film town

Author: Marc PerezTheodore HuffMark A BorgattaHarry PollardEtienne ArnaudAll authors
Publisher: [Harrington Park, New Jersey] : Milestone Film & Video, [2017]
Series: Milestone cinematheque.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Deluxe 2-disc editionView all editions and formats
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The deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, recovered thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack Sennett, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Silent films
Documentary films
Comedy films
Fiction films
Nonfiction films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Perez; Theodore Huff; Mark A Borgatta; Harry Pollard; Etienne Arnaud; Mack Sennett; Richard Koszarski; Fort Lee Film Commission,; Sirk Productions,; Champion Studios,; Universal Victor,; Universal Champion,; Keystone Film Company,; Goldwyn Pictures Corporation,
ISBN: 9781933920818 1933920815
OCLC Number: 1005370288
Language Note: English or Silent dialogue.
Notes: Title from container.
The champion : a story of America's first film town was based on the book: Fort Lee : the film town / Richard Koszarski.
Credits: The Champion : a story of America's first film town: camera, Donna Brennan, Michael Grand, Marc J. Perez, Dylan Russell ; editor, B.B. Enriquez ; music, Ryan Shore.
Ghost town; The Indian Land grab; A daughter of Dixie; Not like other girls; Flo's discipline; Marked cards: music composed and performed by Ben Model.
The danger game: music composed and performed by Donald Sosin.
Robin Hood; A grocery clerk's romance: music by Rodney Sauer and performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Performer(s): The Champion : a story of America's first film town: featuring Tom Meyers, Armand Pohan, Richard Koszarski, Albert H. Wunsch III, Nancy O'Mallon ; narrator, Matt Zoller Seitz.
Description: 2 videodiscs (203 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (6 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 15 cm)
Details: DVD; NTSC; all regions; Dolby digital 2.0.
Contents: disc 1. The champion : a story of America's first film town / Fort Lee Film Commission presents a Sirk production ; written and directed by Marc J. Perez ; produced by Tom Meyers, John L. Sikes (2015) (35 min.) --
The Indian land grab (1910) (11 min.) / Champion Studios --
A daughter of Dixie (1911) (10 min.) / Champion Studios --
Not like other girls (1912) (9 min.) / Universal Victor --
Flo's discipline (1912) (11 min.) / Victor Film Co. --
Marked cards (1913) (10 min.) / Universal Champion --
Ghost town: the story of Fort Lee (1935) (17 min.) / Theodore Huff, Mark A. Borgatta. disc 2. The danger game (1918) (61 min.) / Harry Pollard ; produced by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation --
Robin Hood (1912) (31 min.) / Étienne Arnaud --
A grocery clerk's romance (1912) (8 min.) / Keystone Film Company ; Mack Sennett.
Series Title: Milestone cinematheque.
Responsibility: The Fort Lee Film Commission presents a Sirk production.

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The deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, recovered thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack Sennett, a "melodramatic comedy" starring Madge Kenney, and the earliest surviving film version of Robin Hood.

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The Champion: A Story of America’s First Film Town

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One hundred years ago, new technologies developed by Thomas Edison and the Lumière brothers led to the birth of the motion picture industry in the United States. At the center of this nascent industry was Fort Lee, New Jersey. In the early part of the 20th century, the small town across the Hudson...
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