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Actualities (Motion pictures)
Heather Stewart; Barry Salt; Charles Jamieson; Neil Brand; Charles Musser; Auguste Lumière; Louis Lumière; Birt Acres; Robert W Paul; George Albert Smith; William Haggar; James Bamforth; James Williamson; Kino International Corporation.; British Film Institute.; Sheffield Photo Co.; Haggar and Sons.; Bamforth & Co.; Williamson's Kinematograph Company.
|Sprachhinweis:||Silent film with musical accompaniment. Some intertitles, predominantly in English. Commentary and narration in English.|
|Anmerkungen:||Container subtitle: A treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913.
Collective title from disc menu. Section titles, film titles & film credits from screen.
Originally compiled for video in 1994.
"Being forty formative works by: Louis Lumière, Walter Haggar, R.W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James A. Williamson, James Bamforth."--Front cover of container.
|Mitwirkende:||Music by Neil Brand ; program notes by Charles Musser.|
|Interpret(en):||Commentary by Barry Salt ; narrated by Charles Jamieson.|
|Beschreibung:||1 videodisc (58 min.) : sd., b&w and tinted b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Inhalt:||Sortie d'usine = Leaving the Lumière factory (1895) ; Repas de bebe = The baby's meal (1895) ; Demolition d'un mur = Demolition of a wall (1896) ; L'Arrosseur arrose = The sprinkler sprinkled (1895) ; Arrivee des Congressistes a Neuvill sur Saone = Arrival of congress (1895) ; Arrivee d'un train = Arrival of a train (1895) ; Partie d'ecarte = Card party (1895) ; Barque sortant du port = Boat leaving the port (1895) ; Leaving Jerusalem (1896) ; Snowball fight (1896) ; Pompiers a Lyon = A fire run (Lyons) (1896) ; Niagara = Niagara Falls (1896) ; Spanish bullfight (1900) / August and Louis Lumière --
Rough sea at Dover (1895) / Birt Acres --
Come along do! (1898) ; The derby (1896) ; The countryman and the cinematograph (1901) ; A chess dispute (1903) ; Extraordinary cab accident (1903) ; Buy your own cherries (1904) ; The [?] motorist (1906) / R.W. Paul --
The miller and the sweep (1898) ; The 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) / George Albert Smith --
Daring daylight burglary (1903) / Sheffield Photo Co. --
Desperate poaching affray (1903) / Walter Haggar, Haggar and Sons --
Kiss in the tunnel (1899) ; Ladies' skirts nailed to a fence (1900) ; Biter bit (1900) ; Rough sea (1900) / James Bamforth, Bamforth and Company, Ltd. --
Attack on a China mission (1900) ; The big swallow (1901?) ; Stop thief (1901) ; Fire! (1901) ; An interesting story (1905) / James Williamson, Williamson's Kinematograph Co.
|Serientitel:||Movies begin, v. 2.|
|Verfasserangabe:||Kino International ; a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by Heather Stewart.|
"While some may consider the cinema a distinctly American invention, the most influential figures during its infancy were two brothers in France: Auguste and Louis Lumière. In the beginning, they dominated world film production and distribution. Through the magic of cinema, such ordinary sights as the demolition of a wall, the arrival of a train, a family enjoying breakfast or workers exiting a factory were transformed into mystifying spectacles of light and motion, having their premiere on December 28, 1895. Perhaps the most extraordinary elements of this collection are the early British films, virtually unseen in the United States. Robert W. Paul, a scientific instrument maker by trade, devoted fifteen years to motion pictures, designing his own camera and projector and, in March 1896, staging the first performance by an Englishman of projected motion pictures to a fee-paying public. Paul's works range from Lumière-influenced actualities to experiments with stop-motion (Extraordinary Cab Accident, 1903) and miniature effects (The (?) Motorist, 1906, made with Walter R. Booth). Other inventive artists represented herein include George Albert Smith, a well known scientific lecturer of the day; Walter Haggar and sons, who exhibited their films in a traveling tent show; Frank Mottershaw of the Sheffield Photographic Company; James Bamforth, also a manufacturer of lantern slides and picture postcards; and James Williamson, whose 1901 short Stop Thief! is considered the source of the subsequent development of the chase film."--Publisher.