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Edison : the invention of the movies (1891-1918)

Author: Steven HigginsCharles MusserPatrick LoughneyMichele WallaceEileen BowserAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, ©2005.
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A comprehensive survey of Edison's motion picture archives. From the 19th century camera tests, historical documents and interviews with leading film archivists and historians.
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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: 253828351
Language Note: Silent film with some English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Notes: Full screen format (aspect ratio 1.33:1)--McGill University, 2005.
Contains 140 complete films produced by the Edison Company between 1889-1918.
Special features: 200 scans - including stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions; film by film program notes.
Credits: Photography, Michael Schmidt; music composed and performed by, 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.
Description: 4 videodiscs (227 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: DVD 1: Monkeyshines, no. 1 --
Monkeyshines, no. 2 --
Dickson greeting --
Newark athlete (with Indian clubs) --
Men boxing --
Blacksmithing scene --
The barber shop --
Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 --
Athlete with wand --
Sandow --
Carmencita --
The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's) --
Caicedo with pole --
Annabelle butterfly dance --
Cockfight, no. 2 --
Corbett and Courtney before the kinetograph --
Sioux ghost dance --
Buffalo dance --
Hadj Cheriff --
Glenroy bros., no. 2 --
Louis Martinetti --
Bucking broncho --
Annie Oakley --
Imperial Japanese dance --
Robetta and Doretto, no. 2 --
Band drill --
Fire rescue scene --
Billy Edwards and the unknown --
Dickson experimental sound film --
Princess Ali --
Annabelle serpentine dance --
The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots --
Amy Muller --
The John C. Rice-May Irwin kiss --
Shooting the chutes --
Fatima, muscle dancer --
Mess call. Inventor Edison sketched by world artist --
Watermelon eating contest --
The lone fisherman --
Interrupted lovers --
Feeding the doves --
A morning bath --
The burning stable --
Mounted police charge --
Going to the fire --
A morning alarm --
Black Diamond Express, no. 1 --
American Falls from above, American side --
The first sleigh ride --
The morning alarm --
Fifth Avenue, New York --
Mr. Edison at work in his chemical laboratory --
Return of lifeboat --
Troop ships for the Philippines --
U.S. troops landing at Daiquiri, Cuba --
Shooting captured insurgents --
The burglar on the roof --
Firemen rescuing men and women --
A wringing good joke --
Gold rush scenes in the Klondike --
Searching on Broadway for dead bodies, Galveston --
The kiss --
Capture of Boer battery by British --
New Black Diamond Express --
Watermelon contest --
A storm at sea --
Old maid having her picture taken (1 min.). Another job for the undertaker (2 min.) --
High diving scene (1 min.) --
Photographing a country couple (1 min.) --
What happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City (1 min., 30 sec.) --
Pan-American Exposition by night (1 min.) --
Trapeze disrobing act (2 min.) --
The burning of Durland's Riding Academy (3 min., 30 sec.) --
Burlesque suicide, no. 2 (2 min.) --
Jack and the beanstalk (10 min.) --
Interrupted bathers (1 min.) --
Electrocuting an elephant (1 min., 30 sec.) --
The life of an American fireman (7 min.) --
Egyptian fakir with dancing monkey (1 min., 30 sec.) --
A scrap in black and white (1 min.) --
Uncle Tom's cabin (19 min.) --
The gay shoe clerk (1 min.) --
Turning the tables (1 min.) --
What happened in the tunnel (1 min.) --
The great train robbery (12 min.) --
Rector's to Claremont (3 min.). DVD 2: 1904-1907. 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.). DVD 3: 1907-1913. Cohen's fire sale (13 min.) --
The rivals (12 min.) --
College chums (11 min.) --
The trainer's daughter or a race for love (14 min.) --
Laughing gas (9 min.) --
A little girl who did not believe in Santa Claus (14 min.) --
A suburbanite's ingenious alarm (7 min.) --
Rescued from an eagle's nest (7 min.) --
Fireside reminiscences (8 min.) --
Cupid's pranks (10 min.) --
Tale the autumn leaves told (fragment) (1 min., 30 sec.) --
The House of Cards (16 min.) --
New York of today (German exhibition print with optional English subtitles) (7 min.) --
How Bumptious papered the parlor (4 min.) --
Thirty days of hard labor (16 min.) --
The passer-by (17 min.) --
The Totville Eye (14 min.) --
The public and private care of infants (14 min.) --
An unsullied shield (17 min.). DVD 4. 1913-1918. At Bear Track Gulch (14 min.) --
The ambassador's daughter (14 min.) --
A serenade by Proxy (14 min.) --
All on account of a transfer (11 min.) --
One touch of nature (16 min.) --
The adventure of the hasty elopement (15 min.) --
The wonders of magnetism (8 min.) --
Black eyes (15 min.) --
The lone game (16 min.) --
The unbeliever (85 min.).
Responsibility: the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Library of Congress ; series curated by Steven Higgins and Charles Musser ; produced for video by Bret Wood.

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A comprehensive survey of Edison's motion picture archives. From the 19th century camera tests, historical documents and interviews with leading film archivists and historians.

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