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Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films

Author: Scott SimmonMartin Miller MarksLaurence FishburneNational Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.)Image Entertainment (Firm)All authors
Publisher: United States : Image Entertainment, 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : English : Encore editionView all editions and formats
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An anthology of films from American film archives. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes landmark independent and avant-garde works, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering special effects, one-reel adventures and comedies, cartoons and experimental animation, home movies, travel films from the 1910s, working training films from the 1920s, political ads from the 1930's, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Silent films
Film excerpts
Short films
Feature films
Anthology films
Anthology
Animated films
History
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Simmon; Martin Miller Marks; Laurence Fishburne; National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.); Image Entertainment (Firm); National Film Preservation Foundation Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0974709921 9780974709925
OCLC Number: 60522750
Language Note: Mainly silent (with musical accompaniment) or English; one film is in Yiddish with English subtitles; one film has music with Spanish lyrics.
Notes: Copyright: no reg.
Copyright notice on container: National Film Preservation Foundation ; 2000, 2005.
This set was made possible through the support of the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation and Sterling Vineyards.
Each DVD container also holds an illustrated booklet with film notes and credits for the program on that disc.
Not viewed.
Sources used: container; accompanying booklets; National Film Preservation Foundation web site.
Credits: Technical director, Michael Friend ; narrator for "About the Archives", Laurence Fishburne ; piano performed by Martin Marks ; additional music performed by John McKay ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Narrator: Laurence Fishburne.
Description: 4 videodiscs of 4 (DVD) (642 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy.
Details: DVD, Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Program 1. The original movie --
Early films from the Edison Company (Blacksmithing scene; The gay shoe clerk; Three American beauties) --
Princess Nicotine; or the Smoke Fairy --
The Confederate ironclad --
Hell's hinges --
The fall of the House of Usher --
Groucho Marx's home movies [excerpt] --
Running around San Francisco for an education --
Tevye [excerpt] --
Cologne: from the dairy of Ray and Esther --
Private Snafu: "Spies" --
OffOn. Program 2. Paper print copyright deposits (Star Theatre; Move on; Dog factory) The Lonedale operator Her crowning glory The toll of the sea Accuracy first [excerpt] West Virginia documentaries (West Virginia, the state beautiful; One-room schoolhouses) Early amateur sound film [excerpt] Composition 1 (Themis) The Battle of San Pietro Negro Leagues baseball Battery film. Program 3. The thieving hand White Fawn's devotion The Chechahcos Japanese American communities [excerpt] The Keystone "Patrician" The Zeppelin "Hindenburg" We work again La valse [excerpt] The wall George Dumpson's place. Program 4. Peepshow kinetoscopes from 1894 (Luise Martinetti, contortionist; Caicedo, king of the slack wire) Interior New York subway The land beyond the sunset I'm insured Snow White Beautiful Japan [excerpt] Rural life in Maine [excerpt] The news parade of 1934 Rose Hobart The autobiography of a Jeep Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial concert [excerpt].
Other Titles: 50 preserved films
San Pietro (Motion picture)
Star Theatre (Motion picture)
Responsibility: produced by the National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks.

Abstract:

An anthology of films from American film archives. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes landmark independent and avant-garde works, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering special effects, one-reel adventures and comedies, cartoons and experimental animation, home movies, travel films from the 1910s, working training films from the 1920s, political ads from the 1930's, and other film types invented during the first four decades of the motion picture. Also contains newly recorded musical scores, essays about the archives narraged by Laurence Fishburne, and interactive screens about the films and music.

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