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The magic of Méliès : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913

Author: David ShepardHeather StewartGeorges MélièsPatrick E MontgomeryLuciano MartinengoAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, 2002.
Series: Movies begin, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Short films
Silent films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Shepard; Heather Stewart; Georges Méliès; Patrick E Montgomery; Luciano Martinengo; Kino International Corporation.; Film Preservation Associates.; British Film Institute.
OCLC Number: 50778671
Notes: "Fifteen fantastic works by the cinema's first special effects wizard, including The mermaid, Impossible voyage and the documentary Georges Méliès: Cinema magician by Patrick Montgomery and Luciano Martinengo"--Container.
"Original Méliès films by arrangement with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, narration for "Impossible voyage" by Georges Méliès, adapted and read by Fabrice Zagury"--Container.
Credits: Music composed and performed by Alexander Rannie ; program notes by Charles Musser.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., b&w, tinted ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Untamable whiskers (1904) --
Cook in trouble (1904) --
Tchin-chao, the Chinese conjurer (1904) --
Wonderful living fan (1904) --
Mermaid (1904) --
Living playing cards (1905) --
Black imp (1905) --
Enchanted sedan chair (1905) --
Scheming gambler's paradise (1905) --
Hilarious posters (1906) --
Mysterious retort (1906) --
Eclipse (1907) --
Good glue sticks (1907) --
Long distance wireless photography (1908) --
Impossible voyage (1904) --
Georges Méliès: cinema magician (1978)
Series Title: Movies begin, v. 4.
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.

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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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