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Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films

Author: Scott SimmonMartin Miller MarksLarry FishburneNational Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.)Image Entertainment (Firm)All authors
Publisher: United States : 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: Feature films
Short films
Silent films
Anthology films
History
Anthology
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Simmon; Martin Miller Marks; Larry Fishburne; National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.); Image Entertainment (Firm); National Film Preservation Foundation Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 061511556X 9780615115566
OCLC Number: 45184522
Language Note: Most of the films are silent (with piano accompaniment) or in English; one film is in Yiddish with English subtitles, and another has music with Spanish lyrics.
Notes: Copyright: National Film Preservation Foundation; DCR 2000; PUB 3Oct00; REG 9Nov00; PA1-025-032.
This set was made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trust.
MAVIS 67266; Treasures from American film archives--50 preserved films.
Accompanying book (137 p.) contains full credits, commentary, essays by the curators, illustrations, and indexes.
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Sources used: container; accompanying book; 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 [and others].
Performer(s): Narrator: Laurence Fishburne.
Description: 4 videodiscs of 4 (DVD) (642 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy + 1 book 4 videodiscs of 4 (DVD) (642 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy + 1 book (copy 2)
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 diary 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] --
Rare aviation filmes (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.

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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 other film types invented during the first four decades of the motion picture. Also contains newly recorded musical scores, essays about the archives narrated by Laurence Fishburne, and interactive screens about the films and music.

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