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The Great train robbery

Author: David ShepardGeorges MélièsEdwin S PorterThomas A EdisonLouis LumièreAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, ©1994.
Series: Movies begin, a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914, 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema later evolved. This first program includes the first blockbuster in American film, The Great Train Robbery and other significant early films by pioneer filmakers.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Shepard; Georges Méliès; Edwin S Porter; Thomas A Edison; Louis Lumière; Eadweard Muybridge; Ferdinand Zecca; Film Preservation Associates.; British Film Institute.; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 31602347
Notes: Container subtitle: A treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914.
Includes film "Homage to Eadweard Muybridge."
Credits: Music composed and directed by Robert Israel ; enclosed annotations by Charles Musser.
Description: 1 videocassette (75 min.) : sd., b&w & tinted ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Motion studies (1877-85) / Eadweard Muybridge. --
Actualities (1896-97) / Louis Lumiere. --
The Great train robbery (1903) / Edwin S. Porter. --
The Golden beetle (1907) / Ferdinand Zecca. --
A trip to the moon (1902) / Georges Melies. --
Kinetoscopes (1894-96) / Thomas Edison. --
Biograph Mutoscope.
Series Title: Movies begin, a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914, 1.
Other Titles: Treasury of early cinema 1894-1914,
Movies begin, a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914,
Motion studies
Actualities
Golden beetle
Trip to the moon
Kinetoscopes
Biograph mutoscope
Homage to Eadweard Muybridge
Responsibility: Kino International ; produced by Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by David Shepard.

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The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema later evolved. This first program includes the first blockbuster in American film, The Great Train Robbery and other significant early films by pioneer filmakers.

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