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The champion : a story of America's first film town

Author: Marc Perez; Tom Meyers, (Film producer); John L Sikes; Matt Zoller Seitz; Sirk Productions,
Publisher: Harrington Park, NJ : Milestone Films, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Mark Dintenfass arrived in Fort Lee in 1910, the sleepy New Jersey town just a ferry ride away from Manhattan was already a favorite location for nickelodeon-era filmmakers. Why not, he reasoned, build a studio and save on the expense and hassle of travel across the Hudson? Purchasing land and a building in nearby Englewood Cliffs, Dintenfass founded the Champion Studios, where he produced silent westerns and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Short films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Perez; Tom Meyers, (Film producer); John L Sikes; Matt Zoller Seitz; Sirk Productions,
OCLC Number: 1030726700
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed February 26, 2018).
Performer(s): Narrated by Matt Zoller Seitz.
Description: 1 online resource (35 min.)
Responsibility: a Sirk production ; written & directed by Marc J. Perez ; produced by Tom Meyers, John L. Sikes.

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When Mark Dintenfass arrived in Fort Lee in 1910, the sleepy New Jersey town just a ferry ride away from Manhattan was already a favorite location for nickelodeon-era filmmakers. Why not, he reasoned, build a studio and save on the expense and hassle of travel across the Hudson? Purchasing land and a building in nearby Englewood Cliffs, Dintenfass founded the Champion Studios, where he produced silent westerns and Civil War epics. Others followed, and soon there were movie studios all over Fort Lee. Sadly, the land rush proved to be a bubble that burst when the American film industry moved west to Hollywood. Based on Richard Koszarski's book, Fort Lee, the Film Town, The Champion tells the story of that brief golden age and of a modern-day fight to save the era's last remaining studio - reminding us that the preservation of cinema history involves more than just the restoration of the films themselves.

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