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The European pioneers : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913

Author: David ShepardHeather StewartLouis LumièreAuguste LumièreBirt AcresAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, 2002.
Series: Movies begin.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Shepard; Heather Stewart; Louis Lumière; Auguste Lumière; Birt Acres; R W Paul; George Albert Smith; Walter Haggar; James A Williamson; Barry Salt; Sheffield Photographs Co.; Haggar & Sons.; James Bamforth & Co. (Firm); Williamson's Kinematograph.; Kino International Corporation.; Film Preservation Associates.; British Film Institute.
OCLC Number: 50778667
Notes: "Being forty formative works by Louis Lumière, Walter Haggar, R.W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James A. Williamson, James Bamforth & C."--Container.
"All films in this compilation have been made from material preserved by the British Film Institute and National Film Archive (London)"--Container.
Credits: Piano accompaniment by Neil Brand ; commentary by Barry Salt ; program notes by Charles Musser.
Description: 1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., b&w, tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Louis & Auguste Lumiere: Leaving the factory (1895) --
Baby's meal (1895) --
Demolition of a wall (1895) --
Sprinkler sprinkled (1895) --
Arrival of Congress (1895) --
Arrival of a train (1895) --
Card party (1895) --
Leaving Jerusalem by railway (1896) --
Snowball fight (1896) --
A fire run (Lyons) (c1896) --
Niagara Falls (1897) --
Spanish bullfight (1900). Birt Acres: Rough sea at Dover (1895). R.W. Paul: Come along do! (1898) --
The derby (1900) --
The countryman and the cinematograph (1896) --
A chess dispute (1903) --
Extraordinary cab accident (1903) --
Buy your own cherries (1904) --
The (?) motorist (1906). George Albert Smith: Miller and the sweep (1898) --
Kiss in the tunnel (1899) --
Let me dream again (1900) --
Grandma's reading glass (1900) --
As seen through a telescope (1900) --
Sick kitten (1903) --
Mary Jane's mishap (1903). Sheffield Photographs Co.: Daring daylight burglary (1903). Haggar & sons: Desperate poaching affray (1903). Bamforth & Co.: Kiss in the tunnel (1899) --
Ladies' skirts nailed to a fence (1900) --
Biter bit (1900) --
Rough sea (c1900). Williamson's Kinematograph: Attack on a China mission (1900) --
The big swallow (1901?) --
Stop thief! (1901) --
Fire! (1901) --
An interesting story (1905).
Series Title: Movies begin.
Other Titles: Treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914
Responsibility: Kino International ; produced by Film Preservation Associates and The British Film Institute ; produced for video by David Shepard and Heather Stewart.

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The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.

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