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Saved from the flames : 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944

Author: Georges MélièsSegundo de ChomónUb IwerksMack SennettMax FleischerAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Flicker Alley, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : No Linguistic Content : Standard format
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"A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Promotional films
Animated films
Trick films
Comedy films
Political films
Industrial films
Silent films
Musical films
Documentary films
Short films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Méliès; Segundo de Chomón; Ub Iwerks; Mack Sennett; Max Fleischer; Josephine Baker; Charlie Chaplin; Stan Laurel; Duke Ellington; Louis Armstrong; Oliver Hardy; Django Reinhardt; Jacques Tati; George Pal; Chuck Jones; D W Griffith; Thomas H Ince; Lobster Films (Firm); Flicker Alley (Firm)
ISBN: 1893967344 9781893967342
OCLC Number: 191573413
Language Note: Mostly silent with musical accompaniment, or in English or French, with English subtitles in yellow.
Notes: Originally produced as 54 short films between 1896-1944.
Collective title from container, individual titles, credits, and durations from booklet.
Booklet includes program notes for each film by Serge Bromberg and David Shepard.
Description: 3 videodiscs (420 min.) : sd. and si., b&w, tinted and col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([15] p. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, all regions, stereo.
Contents: Disc 1. New beginnings. Exiting the factory / Lumiere (France, 1896, 1:13) ; Arrival of a train / Gaumont (France, 1897, 0:48) ; Card party / Lumiere (France, 1896, hand-colored, 1:26) ; Kobelkoff (France, 1900, 1:24); Danse Serpentine (In a lion's cage) (France, 1900, hand-colored, 2:08) ; Cyrano de Bergerac / Phono-Cinema-Theatre (France, 1900, hand-colored, sound on cylinder, 1:55) ; La Marseillaise / Georges Mendel (France, 1907, sound on disc, 2:41) --
Magical movies. Excelsior! Prince of Magicians / Georges Méliès (France, 1901, 2:06) ; The Talion punishment / Gaston Velle, Pathé frères (France, 1906, stencil-colored, 4:13) ; Kiriki, Japanese acrobats / Segundo de Chomon, Pathé frères (France, 1907, hand-colored, 2:38) ; An excursion to the moon / Georges Méliès, Pathé frères (France, 1908, stencil-colored, 6:47) ; The Automatic Moving Company / Romeo Bosetti, Pathé frères (France, 1911, 4:23) --
Seeing the world. Seine flood / Eclipse Company ; music, Eric Beheim (France, 1910, 4:16) ; Over the top (A battle with the elements) / Earle Films ; music, Eric Beheim (USA, 1915, 11:22) ; A visit to Los Angeles / Ford Motor Company ; music, Frederick Hodges (USA, 1916, 10:25) ; Montmartre's kids / music, Eric le Guen (France, 1916, 3:51) ; Dirigible Los Angeles / Blackhawk Films ; music, Eric Beheim (USA, 1924, 19:24) ; In the land of giants and pygmies / Aurelio Rossi ; music, Eric le Guen (Belgian Congo, 1925, stencil-colored, English intertitles, 8:33) ; Technicolor fashion parade / Fashion Features, Inc ; music, Frederick Hodges (USA, 1927, 5:53) ; Charles A. Lindbergh, hero of the air / Fox-Case Movietone (USA, 1927, 11:50) ; Fireman of the Follies-Bergère / with Josephine Baker ; music, Eric le Guen (France, 1928, 7:38) ; Meet me down at Coney Isle / Fox Magic Carpet of Movietone (USA, 1932, 8:13). Disc 2. Laughing like we used to. The dancing pig / Pathé frères ; music, Frederick Hodges (France, 1907, 2:24) ; Monkey race / Italia Film ; music, Eric Beheim (Italy, 1909, 4:03) ; I fetch the bread / Pathé frères ; music, Eric Beheim (France, 1907, 5:10) ; Artheme swallows his clarinet / Eclipse Company ; music, Eric Beheim (France, 1912, 3:54) ; Kid's auto race / Keystone Film Co. ; producer, Mack Sennett ; with Charlie Chaplin ; music, Eric Beheim (USA, 1914, 6:20) ; The pest / Amalgamated Productions ; producer/director, G.M. Anderson ; with Stan Laurel ; music, Frederick Hodges (USA, 1922, 22:26) ; Lizzies of the field / producer, Mack Sennett ; director, Del Lord ; music, Eric Beheim (USA, 1924, 14:04) --
Drawings and models. Fantasmagorie / Gaumont Company ; by Emile Cohl ; music, Frederick Hodges (France, 1908, 1:30) ; Cartoon factory / Fleischer Studios ; by Max Fleischer (USA, 1924, 7:53) ; In the orient : Tony Sarg's Marionettes / Columbia Pictures ; by Tony Sarg (USA, 1929, 9:52) ; Ain't she sweet / Fleischer Studios ; with Lillian Roth (USA, 1932, 7:11) ; Balloonland (aka The Pincushion man) / Ub Iwerks (USA, Cinecolor, 1935, 6:41) ; Play safe / Fleischer Studios (USA, Technicolor, 1936, 7:05) --
Grace notes. Radi-Ators / Columbia Pictures ; Utica Jubilee Singers (USA, 1929, 9:18) ; Black and tan / RCA ; director, Dudley Murphy with Fernand Léger ; Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club Orchestra (USA, 1929, 18:10) ; Louis Armstrong in Copenhagen (Denmark, 1934, 9:05) ; Jazz hot / with Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grapelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France (France, 1939, 6:20). Disc 3. Persuade me. California election news #2 / produced by MGM (USA, 1934, 6:52) ; 3 advertisements for theaters produced in France: Week-end / with Fernandel ; produced by Virginia Week-End Tobacco (France, 1938, 2:17) ; Cette nuit-la / with Jacques Tati ; produced by Levitan and Co. (France, 1935, 1:31) ; Clo-cloche / with Michel Simon ; produced by Caporal (France, 1935, 2:08) ; MGM promo reel / MGM ; with Laurel & Hardy (France, 1936, 8:30) ; Master hands / Chevrolet Motor Co. ; producer, Jam Handy Organization (USA, 1936, 31:48) ; Philips Broadcast of 1938 / Philips Radio A/S ; animator, George Pal (Holland, 1938, 4:57) ; Three "Soundies" made for coin-operated jukebox devices: Yankee Doodler / Soundies Dist. Corp (USA, 1942, 2:54) ; Rosie the riveter / Soundies Dist. Corp. (USA, 1943, 2:38) ; Dear Arabella / Soundies Dist. Corp. (USA, 1942, 2:38) ; Hell bent for election / UPA Pictures ; animation, Chuck Jones (USA, 1944, 12:30) --
Tell me a story. For his son / Biograph Co. ; producer/director, D.W. Griffith ; with Charles Hill Mailes, Blanche Sweet (USA, 1912, 14:52) ; Suspense / Rex Films ; producers/directors, Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley ; with Lois Weber, Val Paul (USA, 1913, 10:10) ; The heart of an Indian (aka. The Indian massacre) / Bison Motion Pictures ; director, Thomas Ince ; with Francis Ford, Ann Little (USA, 1912, 32:20) --
One for the road. Stolen kisses [compilation] (ca. 1920s, 3:30).
Other Titles: 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944
Fifty-four rare and restored films 1896-1944
Blackhawk Films collection.
Responsibility: Lobster and Blackhawk Films Collection present.

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"A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era."--Container.

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