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The movies begin : a five part series

Author: David ShepardHeather StewartGeorges MélièsKino International Corporation.Film Preservation Associates.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, ©1994.
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 collection of 122 complete 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: Documentary films
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Shepard; Heather Stewart; Georges Méliès; Kino International Corporation.; Film Preservation Associates.; British Film Institute.
OCLC Number: 30679574
Notes: Container subtitle: A treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914.
Individual container inserts included with each cassette.
Credits: Music compiled and composed by Robert Israel (v. 1 & 5) ; music composed and performed by Alexander Rannie (v. 4) ; piano accompaniment by Barry Salt (v. 2) ; enclosed annotations by Charles Musser.
Description: 5 videocassettes (414 min.) : sound, black and white, tinted ; c1994
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 1. The great train robbery and other primary works (75 min.) --
v. 2. The European pioneers (58 min.) --
v. 3. Experimentation and discovery (93 min.) --
v. 4. The magic of Méliès (103 min.) --
v. 5. Comedy, spectacle, and new horizons (85 min.).
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 122 complete 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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