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Edison. : DVD 2, 1904-1907 the invention of the movies

Author: Steven HigginsCharles MusserPatrick LoughneyMichele WallaceEileen BowserAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Trick films
Documentary films
Silent films
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Higgins; Charles Musser; Patrick Loughney; Michele Wallace; Eileen Bowser; Paul Israel; Richard Koszarski; Bret Wood; Kino International Corporation.; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 63198630
Notes: Contains an introduction, program notes and 24 complete films produced by the Edison Company between 1903-1907.
Credits: Photography, Michael Schmidt; music composers, Philip Carli, Jon C. Mirsalis, Ben Model, Donald Sosin, Clark Wilson.
Performer(s): Interviews with: Steven Higgins, Charles Musser, Patrick Loughney, Michele Wallace, Eileen Bowser, Paul Israel, Richard Koszarski.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 227 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: European rest cure (14 min.) --
How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns (9 min.) --
Nervy Nat kisses the bride (2 min.) --
The scarecrow pump (1 min.) --
The strenuous life, or, anti-race suicide (5 min.) --
The ex-convict (9 min.) --
The kleptomaniac (10 min.) --
The seven ages (5 min.) --
The whole Dam family and the Dam dog (5 min.) --
Coney Island at night (4 min.) --
The little train robbery (10 min.) --
The white caps (12 min.) --
The watermelon patch (11 min.) --
The miller's daughter (13 min.) --
The train wreckers (11 min.) --
Life of an American policeman (14 min.) --
Police chasing scorching auto (3 min.) --
The dream of a rarebit fiend (6 min.) --
Three American beauties (1 min.) --
Films of the San Francisco earthquake (2 min.) --
The terrible kids (7 min.) --
Kathleen Mavourneen (15 min.) --
Getting evidence (14 min.) --
The "Teddy" bears (14 min.).
Responsibility: the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Library of Congress ; produced by Bret Wood.

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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.

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