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History through a lens

Author: Mark StarowiczGene AllenJulia BennettLaine DreweryKenneth WelshAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2003], ©1997.
Series: Dawn of the eye.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary that traces the history of the filmed-news industry from the development of the movie camera in 1895 which led quickly to the newsreels shown in vaudeville and then in movie theaters twice a week. In reality, much of what was shown was staged by pre-Hollywood film studios. Shows the competitiveness and tricks used as news reporting got its start and includes rare footage of very early newsreel films and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; W K -L Dickson; Auguste Lumière; Louis Lumière; Edwin S Porter; Albert E Smith; James Stuart Blackton; Joe Rosenthal; Charles Rosher; D W Griffith
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Starowicz; Gene Allen; Julia Bennett; Laine Drewery; Kenneth Welsh; Edward Doublier; Charles Musser; Peter Morris; Raymond Fielding; Nicholas Hiley; Kevin Brownlow; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; History Channel (Television network); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 64557895
Notes: A production of CBC Television in co-production with BBC and in association with the History Channel.
Originally produced in 1997.
Series title on container: The dawn of the eye, history of film and TV news.
Credits: Executive producer, Mark Starowicz ; director, Mark Starwicz ; producers, Gene Allen, Julie Bennett ; writers, Gene Allen, Mark Starowicz ; writer/producer/director, Laine Drewery ; editor/co-producer, Murray Green ; editor, Gery Akenhead ; director of photography, Michael Sweeney ; music, Eric Robertson, Claude Desjardins.
Performer(s): Series narrator, Kenneth Welsh ; commentary, Edward Doblier, Charles Musser, Peter Morris, Raymond Fielding, Nicholas Hiley, Kevin Brownlow.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD format.
Series Title: Dawn of the eye.
Other Titles: History of film and TV news.
History through a lens, 1894-1919

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Documentary that traces the history of the filmed-news industry from the development of the movie camera in 1895 which led quickly to the newsreels shown in vaudeville and then in movie theaters twice a week. In reality, much of what was shown was staged by pre-Hollywood film studios. Shows the competitiveness and tricks used as news reporting got its start and includes rare footage of very early newsreel films and some of the first images ever recorded on film.

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