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Edison : the invention of the movies. Disc 2

Author: Bret WoodSteven HigginsCharles MusserPatrick LoughneyMichele WallaceAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Restored, newly mastered versions with all new musical scoresView 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. This second disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1904-1907.
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Genre/Form: Short films
Documentary films
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bret Wood; Steven Higgins; Charles Musser; Patrick Loughney; Michele Wallace; Eileen Bowser; Paul Israel; Richard Koszarski; Philip Carli; Jon C Mirsalis; Ben Model; Donald Sosin; Clark Wilson; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.); Library of Congress.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 58724171
Notes: Videodisc release of films originally produced between 1904-1907.
Duration: 840 min. (Discs 1-4).
Special features: Over 200 scans - including stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions; film by film program notes.
Credits: Photography, Michael Schmidt ; music composers, Philip Carli, Jon C. Mirsalis, Ben Model, Donald Sosin, Clark Wilson.
Performer(s): Interviews: Steven Higgins, Charles Musser, Patrick Loughney, Michele Wallace, Eileen Bowser, Paul Israel, Richard Koszarski.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: European rest cure; How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns; Strenuous life or, Anti-race suicide; Ex-convict; Klepto-maniac; Seven ages; Whole dam family and the dam dog; Coney Island at night; Little train robbery; White caps; Miller's daughter; Train wreckers; Life of an American policeman; Police chasing scorching auto; Dream of a rarebit fiend; Three American beauties; San Francisco earthquake; Terrible kids; Kathleen Mavourneen; Getting evidence; "Teddy" bears.
Other Titles: Seven ages.
Coney Island at night.
Little train robbery.
White caps.
Train wreckers.
Life of an American policeman.
Dream of a rarebit fiend.
Three American beauties.
San Francisco earthquake.
"Teddy" bears.
Responsibility: Museum of Modern Art in association 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. This second disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1904-1907.

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