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