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Experimentation and discovery : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913

Author: David ShepardHeather StewartEdwin S PorterFerdinand ZeccaBarry SaltAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, 2002.
Series: Movies begin, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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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
Short films
Silent films
Trick films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Shepard; Heather Stewart; Edwin S Porter; Ferdinand Zecca; Barry Salt; Pathé frères (France); Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; Hepworth Manufacturing Company.; Cricks and Martin Films.; Kineto Production Co.; Kino International Corporation.; Film Preservation Associates.; British Film Institute.
OCLC Number: 50778670
Notes: "Including Pathé frères' Ali Baba and the forty thieves, Edwin S. Porter's The dream of a rarebit fiend, and Ferdinand Zecca's History of a crime"--Container.
Credits: Piano accompaniment by Neil Brand ; commentary by Barry Salt ; program notes by Charles Musser.
Performer(s): Piano accompaniment by Neil Brand ; commentary by Barry Salt.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, black and white, tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Pathé frères: Peeping tom (1901) --
History of a crime (1901) --
Ali Baba and the forty thieves (1905) --
Rêve et réalité (1901) --
La révolution en Russe (1905) --
Aladdin, or, the wonderful lamp (1906) --
Le cheval emballé (1907) --
The physician of the castle (1908) --
Magic bricks (1908) --
Edison Manufacturing Co.: Dewar's : it's scotch (1908) --
The gay shoe clerk (1903) --
Dream of a rarebit fiend (1906) --
Hepworth Mfg. Co.: How it feels to be run over (1900) --
Explosion of a motor car (1900) --
Rescued by Rover (1905) --
The other side of the hedge (1905) --
That fatal sneeze (1907) --
Cricks and Martin: A visit to Peek Frean & Co. (1906) --
Kineto Production Co.: A day in the life of a coalminer (1910).
Series Title: Movies begin, v. 3.
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.

Abstract:

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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