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Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films

Author: Sean CullenJuliette RobbinsMichael FriendLaurence Fishburne, IIIMartin Miller MarksAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : National Film Preservation Foundation ; [Chatsworth, Calif.] : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : EnglishView 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: History
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Cullen; Juliette Robbins; Michael Friend; Laurence Fishburne, III; Martin Miller Marks; Scott Simmon; Image Entertainment (Firm); National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.)
ISBN: 061511556X 9780615115566
OCLC Number: 613143103
Notes: Accompanied by: Program notes in English by Scott Simmon containing full credits, commentary, essays by the curators, illustrations, and indexes; and notes on music by Martin Marks (xiii, 137 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
This set was made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trust.
Credits: Credits: Technical director, Michael Friend ; art direction, Juliette Robbins ; programmer, Sean Cullen.
Performer(s): Narrator: Laurence Fishburne.
Description: 1 container (4 videodiscs (approximately 642 min.)) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book
Contents: Program 4. Peepshow kinetoscopes from 1894: Luise Martinetti, contortionist (:29) ; Caicedo, king of the slack wire (:28) --
Interior New York subway (1905) (5:05) --
The land beyond the sunset (1912) (13:56) --
I'm insured (1916) (3:10) --
Snow White (1916) (62:54) --
Beautiful Japan [excerpt] (1918) (14:48) --
Rural life in Maine [excerpt] (ca. 1930) (12:18) --
The news parade of 1934 (1934) (10:23) --
Rose Hobart (1936) (18:42) --
The autobiography of a Jeep (1943) (9:30) --
Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial concert [excerpt] (1939) (7:57). Program 3. The thieving hand (1908) (5:29) --
White Fawn's devotion (1910) (10:52) --
The Chechahcos (1924) (86:52) --
Japanese American communities [excerpt] (1927-32) (6:10) --
Rare aviation films: The Keystone "Patrician" (1928) (6:28) ; The Zeppelin "Hindenburg" (1936) (7:11) --
We work again (1937) (15:11) --
La valse [excerpt] (1951) (6:00) --
The wall (1962) (9:18) --
George Dumpson's place (1965) (7:51). Program 2. Paper print copyright deposits: Star Theatre (1901) (1:48) ; Move on (1903) (1:26) ; Dog factory (1904) (4:18) --
The Lonedale operator (1911) (16:47) --
Her crowning glory (1911) (14:19) --
The toll of the sea (1922) (54:30) --
Accuracy first [excerpt] (ca 1928) (5:20) --
West Virginia documentaries: West Virginia, the state beautiful (1929) (8:25) ; One-room schoolhouses (ca. 1935) (:56) --
Early amateur sound film [excerpt] (1936-37) (4:03) --
Composition 1 (Themis) (1940) (3:41) --
The Battle of San Pietro (1945) (32:08) --
Negro Leagues baseball (1946) (8:02) --
Battery film (1985) (9:05). Program 1. The original movie (1922) (7:41) --
Early films from the Edison Company: Blacksmithing scene (1893) (:39) ; The gay shoe clerk (1903) (1:15) ; Three American beauties (1906) (:46) --
Princess Nicotine; or the Smoke Fairy (1909) (5:19) --
The Confederate ironclad (1912) (15:37) --
Hell's hinges (1916) (63:31) --
The fall of the House of Usher (1928) (12:49) --
Groucho Marx's home movies [excerpt] (ca. 1933) (1:42) --
Running around San Francisco for an education (1938) (1:34) --
Tevye [excerpt] (1939) (17:13) --
Cologne: from the dairy of Ray and Esther (1939) (13:50) --
Private Snafu: "Spies" (1943) (3:45) --
OffOn (1968) (9:03).
Other Titles: Fifty preserved films
50 preserved films
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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