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More Treasures From American Film Archives, 1894-1931 : 50 Films (2004)


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Published: United States : National Film Preservation Foundation : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, c2004
Description:  3 videodiscs (573 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN/ISSN: 0974709913,
Language:  English

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

An anthology of films from American film archives. 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

DVD; Dolby digital, stereo

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

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