Video/Film , Print , DVD in English

More treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931 : 50 films

produced by the National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks.
  • United States : Image Entertainment, ©2004.
  • 3 videodiscs (573 min.) : sound, b&w and colored ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 guide (xx, 186 pages : illustrations; 19 cm.)
  • DVD (NTSC all regions); Dolby digital stereo.
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    PN1997.A1 M67 2004 c. 1
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    • Accompanying guide has the call number: PN1997.A1 M67 2004
    Includes
    • prog.1-3
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    PN1997.A1 M67 2004 guide c. 1
    Multiple Items
    • Accompanies DVD that has the call number: PN1997.A1 M67 2004
    Includes
    • 1 v.
Also known as
  • 50 films
  • More treasures from American film archives : 50 films, 1894-1931
Subjects
Summary
  • An anthology of films from American film archives, produced between 1894 and 1931. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes cartoons and animation, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering sound and color experiments, serial episodes, trailers for lost films, advertisements, avant-garde shorts, ethnographic footage, films of ethnic communities, and other film types invented during the first four decades of the motion picture. Contains 50 films followed by six previews for lost features and serials. Also contains newly recorded musical scores and over 500 interactive screens about the films and music.
Contents
  • Program 1. Dickson experimental sound film
  • Annie Oakley, Buffalo dance, Bucking broncho
  • The suburbanite
  • The country doctor
  • The wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Admiral Cigarette, Flash Cleaner, Buy an electric refrigerator, The stenographer's friend
  • The invaders
  • The hazards of Helen
  • Gretchen the greenhorn
  • The breath of a nation
  • De-light: making an electric light bulb
  • Skyscraper symphony
  • Greetings by George Bernard Shaw.
  • Program 2. What happened on Twenty-Third Street, At the foot of the Flatiron, New York City "ghetto" fish market
  • From Leadville to Aspen
  • The "Teddy" bears
  • Children who labor
  • The flute of Krishna
  • Surviving reel of Lotus blossom
  • Gus Visser and his singing duck
  • Clash of the wolves
  • International newsreel
  • Now you're talking
  • There it is
  • A Bronx morning.
  • Program 3. Rip Van Winkle
  • Mr. Edison at work in his chemical laboratory
  • Life of an American fireman
  • Westinghouse works
  • Falling leaves
  • Hollywood promotional films
  • De Forest Phonofilms
  • Inklings
  • Lady Windermere's fan
  • Cockeyed
  • Prologue from The Passaic textile strike
  • Tramp, tramp, tramp
  • Zora Neale Hurston's fieldwork footage
  • Trailers for six lost films.
Other information
  • Playable worldwide.
  • This set was made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Accompanying book (208 p.) contains full credits, essays by the curators, over 60 illustrations, and indexes.
  • Films are from five major film archives: the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
  • Not viewed.
  • Sources used: accompanying book; brochure for title in M/B/RS organizations files (National Film Preservation Foundation); National Film Preservation Foundation web site.
ISBN
  • 0974709913
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2004640022
  • OCLC: 55857065