Video/Film , DVD in English

The movies begin : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914

Kino International ; [produced by] Film Preservation Associates and The British Film Institute ; produced for video by David Shepard.
  • New York, NY : Kino on Video, 2002.
  • 5 videodiscs (414 min.) : sound, colored and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD (NTSC region 1).
Also known as
  • Treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914
  • Subtitle on container: Treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913
Credits
  • Music compiled and composed by Robert Israel (v. 1 & 5) ; music composed and performed by Alexander Rannie (v. 4) ; music by Neil Brand (v. 2 & 3).
Subjects
Summary
  • The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of the cinema's formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.
Contents
  • v. 1. The great train robbery and other primary works (75 min.)
  • v. 2. The European pioneers (58 min.)
  • v. 3. Experimentation and discovery (93 min.)
  • v. 4. The cinema magic of George Melies (103 min.)
  • v. 5. Comedy, spectacle, and new horizons (85 min.).
Other information
  • DVD release of the 1994 Kino International Corp. production.
  • Vol. 3: time on container incorrect.
  • Title on vol. 4 container: Magic of Méliès.
  • Special features: text (program notes) by Charles Musser ; film access.
  • Language: Silent films with music sound track.
Publisher's number
  • K236A--K236E Kino on Video
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 49279881