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Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films. Program 2

Author: Scott SimmonMartin Miller MarksLaurence Fishburne, IIID W GriffithChester M FranklinAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : National Film Preservation Foundation, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 2 of this 4 part series contains 14 films.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Simmon; Martin Miller Marks; Laurence Fishburne, III; D W Griffith; Chester M Franklin; United States. War Department.; National Film Preservation Foundation.
ISBN: 061511556X 9780615115566
OCLC Number: 45243117
Language Note: Silent and sound films.
Notes: The accompanying book titled Preserved: 50 treasures from American film archives by Scott Simmon, contains details about the contents of each disc, including a summary of each film, history and preservation information and bibliographic references.
Credits: Technical director, Michael Friend ; narrator for "About the Archives", Laurence Fishburne.
Performer(s): Narrator for "About the Archives": Laurence Fishburne.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 164 min.) : si., sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (137 pages)
Details: DVD.
Contents: Paper print copyright deposits (7 min.): Star theatre (1901), Move on (1903), Dog factory (1904) --
The Lonedale operator / directed by D.W. Griffith (1911, 17 min.) --
Her crowning glory (1911, 14 min.) --
The toll of the sea / directed by Chester M. Franklin (1922, 54 min.) --
From Accuracy first (ca. 1928, 5 min.) --
From West Virginia documentaries (9 min.): West Virginia, the state beautiful (1929), One-room schoolhouses (ca. 1935) --
From Early amateur sound film (1936-37, 4 min.) --
Composition 1 (Themis) (1940, 4 min.) --
The Battle of San Pietro / U.S. War Dept. (1945, 33 min.) --
Negro Leagues baseball (1946, 8 min.) --
Battery film (1985, 9 min.).
Other Titles: Preserved: 50 treasures from American film archives.
50 treasures from American film archives.
Fifty treasures from American film archives.
Star theatre.
Move on.
Dog factory.
Lonedale operator.
Her crowning glory.
Toll of the sea.
Accuracy first.
West Virginia documentaries.
West Virginia, the state beautiful.
One-room schoolhouses.
Early amateur sound film.
Composition 1 (Themis)
Battle of San Pietro.
Negro Leagues baseball.
Battery film.
50 preserved films.
Fifty preserved films.
Responsibility: producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks.

Abstract:

Audiences associate American film with Hollywood studio productions. This anthology however celebrates other types of early films including documentaries, newsreels, avant-garde and independent works, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the earliest years of motion pictures. Program 2 of this 4 part series contains 14 films.

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