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Dawn of the eye. / [1], History through a lens, 1894-1919

Author: Mark StarowiczGene AllenKenneth WelshEdward DoublierCharles MusserAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the filmed-news industry from the development of the movie camera in 1895 which led quickly to the newsreels shown in vaudeville and then in movie theaters twice a week. In reality, much of what was shown was staged by pre-Hollywood film studios. Film shows the competitiveness and tricks used as news reporting got its start and includes rare footage of very early newsreel films and some of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; W K -L Dickson; Auguste Lumière; Louis Lumière; Edwin S Porter; Albert E Smith; James Stuart Blackton; Joe Rosenthal; Charles Rosher; D W Griffith
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Starowicz; Gene Allen; Kenneth Welsh; Edward Doublier; Charles Musser; Peter Morris; Raymond Fielding; Nicholas Hiley; Kevin Brownlow; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; History Channel (Television network); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 79432726
Notes: Originally produced in 1997.
Credits: Editor/co-producer, Murray Green ; director of photography, Michael Sweeney ; music, Eric Robertson, Claude Desjardins ; narrator, Kenneth Welsh.
Performer(s): Commentary: Edward Doblier, Charles Musser, Peter Morris, Raymond Fielding, Nicholas Hiley, Kevin Brownlow.
Description: 1 videodisc (48 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: History through a lens, 1894-1919
History of film and TV news.[
Responsibility: a production of CBC Television in co-production with BBC and in association with the History Channel ; director, Mark Starowicz ; produced by Gene Allen ; written by Gene Allen, Mark Starowicz.

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Traces the history of the filmed-news industry from the development of the movie camera in 1895 which led quickly to the newsreels shown in vaudeville and then in movie theaters twice a week. In reality, much of what was shown was staged by pre-Hollywood film studios. Film shows the competitiveness and tricks used as news reporting got its start and includes rare footage of very early newsreel films and some of the first images ever recorded on film.

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History Through a Lens, 1894-1919

by ghandman (WorldCat user published 2008-06-06) Very Good Permalink
For early film audiences, filmed images of the real world were equally as entrancing as fictional narratives, particularly if the images were of exotic lands and peoples, dramatic political and cultural events, and natural and manmade catastrophes. If capturing "reality" on film often involved restaging...
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