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Treasures from American film archives. : Program 1 50 preserved films

Author: Scott SimmonMartin Miller MarksTony SargWilliam S HartCharles SwickardAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : National Film Preservation Foundation ; [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : English : Encore edView all editions and formats
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The 4 part DVD set is an anthology of films from 18 American film archives. Films include documentaries, newsreels, the earliest American movies, avant-garde and independent works, pioneering special effects, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the first hundred years of motion pictures (1893-1985). Program 1 of this 4 part set contains 14 films.
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Genre/Form: Animated films
Short films
Motion pictures
Documentary films
History
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Simmon; Martin Miller Marks; Tony Sarg; William S Hart; Charles Swickard; Groucho Marx; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.); Image Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0974709921 9780974709925
OCLC Number: 60406803
Language Note: Most films are silent (with piano accompaniment) or in English; Tevye is in Yiddish with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a DVD in 2000.
"The Encore Edition repackages the original four discs in sturdier cases and divides the program notes into booklets accompanying each disc. The booklets feature updated suggestions for further reading and viewing."--Booklet pref.
The accompanying booklet, with film notes by Scott Simmon and music notes by Martin Marks, includes a summary of each film, history and preservation information, and bibliographic references.
Credits: Technical director, Michael Friend.
Performer(s): "About the archives" essays narrated by Laurence Fishburne.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 157 min.) : si., sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (iv, 28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: The original movie / director, Tony Sarg (1922, 8 min.) --
Early films from the Edison Company (3 min.): Blacksmithing scene (1893), The gay shoe clerk (1903), Three American beauties (1906) --
Princess Nicotine; or, The smoke fairy (1909, 5 min.) --
The Confederate ironclad (1912, 16 min.) --
Hell's hinges / director, Charles Swickard [and William S. Hart] (1916, 64 min.) --
The fall of the House of Usher (1928, 13 min.) --
From Groucho Marx's home movies (ca. 1933, 2 min.) --
Running around San Francisco for an education (1938, 2 min.) --
From Tevye (1939, 17 min.) --
Cologne: from the diary of Ray and Esther (1939, 14 min.) --
Private Snafu: "Spies" (1943, 4 min.) --
OffOn (1968, 9 min.).
Other Titles: Original movie.
Blacksmithing scene.
Three American beauties.
Princess Nicotine; or, the smoke fairy.
Smoke fairy.
Groucho Marx's home movies.
Cologne: from the diary of Ray and Esther.
Private Snafu: "Spies."
Spies.
Treasures from American film archives :
50 preserved films.
Fifty preserved films.
Gay shoe clerk (Motion picture)
Confederate ironclad (Motion picture)
Hell's hinges (Motion picture)
Fall of the House of Usher (Motion picture : 1928)
Running around San Francisco for an education advertisement.
OffOn (Motion picture)
Tevye (Motion picture).
Responsibility: producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks.

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The 4 part DVD set is an anthology of films from 18 American film archives. Films include documentaries, newsreels, the earliest American movies, avant-garde and independent works, pioneering special effects, amateur and home movies, animated and industrial films, and silent movies from the first hundred years of motion pictures (1893-1985). Program 1 of this 4 part set contains 14 films.

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