Actualities (Motion pictures)
Heather Stewart; Barry Salt; Charles Jamieson; Neil Brand; Charles Musser; Edwin S Porter; Ferdinand Zecca; Kino International Corporation.; British Film Institute.; Film Preservation Associates,; Hepworth Manufacturing Company.; Cricks and Martin Films.; Kineto Production Co.; Pathé frères (France); Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
|語言註釋：||Silent, with musical accompaniment. Some intertitles, predominantly in English. Commentary and narration in English.|
|注意：||Container subtitle: A treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913.
Collective title from disc menu. Section titles, film titles & film credits from screen.
Container erroneously lists collective duration as 58 min.
Originally compiled for video in 1994.
"Including Pathé Frères' Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Edwin S. Porter's The Dream of a Rarebit Find, Ferdinand Zecca's History of a Crime."--Front cover of container.
|餘額：||Music by Neil Brand ; program notes by Chalres Musser.|
|表演者：||Commentary by Barry Salt ; narrated by Charles Jamieson.|
|描述：||1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., b&w and tinted b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|内容：||How it feels to be run over (1900) ; Explosion of a motor car (1900) ; Rescued by Rover (1905) ; Other side of the hedge (1905) ; That fatal sneeze (1907) / Hepworth Manufacturing Co. --
Visit to Peek Frean & Co.'s biscuit works / Cricks and Martin (1906) --
Day in the life of a coalminer / Kineto Production Co. (1910) --
Par le trou de serrure = Peeping Tom (1901) ; Histoire d'un crime = History of a crime (1901) ; Ali Baba et les quarantes voleurs = Ali Baba and the forty thieves (1905) ; Reve et réalité = Dream and reality (1901) ; Révolution en Russie = Revolution in Russia (1905) ; Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse = Aladdin, or, the marvelous lamp (1906) ; Le cheval emballé = The horse packed (1907) ; A narrow escape, or, the physician of the castle (1908) ; Magic bricks (1908) / Pathé Frères --
Dewar's, it's scotch (1898) ; Gay shoe clerk (1903) ; Dream of a rarebit fiend (1906) / The Edison Manufacturing Co.
|叢書名：||Movies begin, v. 3.|
|其他題名：||The dream of a rarebit fiend.
Ali Baba et les quarantes voleurs.
Ali Baba and the forty thieves.
Histoire d'un crime.
History of a crime.
|責任：||Kino International ; a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced by the British Film Institute ; produced for video by Heather Stewart.|
"More than any other decade, the first ten years of the moving picture saw the greatest amount of experimentation and development. Ranging from the ingeniously creative to the audacious, the films represented in this volume offer a sampling of the primitive masterworks that allowed the technical novelty of the cinema to so quickly flourish into an artistically expressive medium. In the films of Cecil Hepworth, one witnesses a primal use of titles (How It Feels To Be Run Over, 1900) and some other rather gruesome visual comedy (Explosion Of A Motor Car, 1900). A Visit To Peek Frean And Co.'s Biscuit Works (1906) by G. H. Cricks features the extensive use of indoor arc lighting; at the same time being a key transitional film between the early actualities and a more involved form of non-fiction filmmaking that would ultimately blossom into the documentary. From France's Pathé Frères come films that are alternately titillating (Par Le Trou De Serrue/Peeping Tom, 1901), awe-inspiring (Aladin, Or The Wonderful Lamp, 1906), colorful (Magic Bricks, 1908) and dramatic (Revolution In Russia, 1905, which depicts the same event as Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin). Particularly striking is History Of A Crime (1901), in which a criminal's memories are visually rendered through a unique bit of production design. This volume concludes with several works from the Edison Manufacturing Co., including the first known advertising film (Dewar's - It's Scotch, 1898) and Edwin S. Porter's The Dream Of A Rarebit Fiend (1906, a stunning visual fantasy adapted from the comics of Windsor McCay, whose animation can be glimpsed in vol. 5 of this series."--Publisher.