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Saved From The Flames : 54 Rare And Restored Films 1896-1944 (2008, original release: 2008)


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Published: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Flicker Alley, [2008] ©2008
Edition:  Standard format (1.33:1)
Description:  3 videodiscs (420 min.) : sound and silent, black and white, tinted and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([15] pages ; 19 cm)
ISBN/ISSN: 1893967344, 9781893967342,
Language:  English

Originally produced as 54 short films between 1896-1944

Collective title from container, individual titles, credits, and durations from booklet

Booklet includes program notes for each film by Serge Bromberg and David Shepard

"A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrate era."--Container

DVD, all regions, stereo

Mostly silent with musical accompaniment, or in English or French, with English subtitles in yellow

New beginnings. Exiting the factory Arrival of a train / Card party / Kobelkoff Danse Serpentine (In a lion's cage) Cyrano de Bergerac / La Marseillaise / Magical movies. Excelsior! Prince of Magicians / Talion punishment / Kiriki, Japanese acrobats / An excursion to the moon / Automatic Moving Company / Seine flood / Over the top (A battle with the elements) / A visit to Los Angeles / Montmartre's kids / Dirigible Los Angeles / In the land of giants and pygmies / Technicolor fashion parade / Charles A. Lindbergh, hero of the air / Fireman of the Follies-Bergère / Meet me down at Coney Isle / Disc 1. (France, 1896, 1:13) ; ( France, 1897, 0:48) ; (France, 1896, hand-colored, 1:26) ; (France, 1900, 1:24); (France, 1900, hand-colored, 2:08) ; (France, 1900, hand-colored, sound on cylinder, 1:55) ; (France, 1907, sound on disc, 2:41) -- (France, 1901, 2:06) ; (France, 1906, stencil-colored, 4:13) ; (France, 1907, hand-colored, 2:38) ; (France, 1908, stencil-colored, 6:47) ; (France, 1911, 4:23) -- Seeing the world. (France, 1910, 4:16) ; (USA, 1915, 11:22) ; (USA, 1916, 10:25) ; (France, 1916, 3:51) ; (USA, 1924, 19:24) ; (Belgian Congo, 1925, stencil-colored, English intertitles, 8:33) ; (USA, 1927, 5:53) ; (USA, 1927, 11:50) ; (France, 1928, 7:38) ; (USA, 1932, 8:13)

Laughing like we used to. Dancing pig / Monkey race / I fetch the bread / Artheme swallows his clarinet / Kid's auto race / Pest / Lizzies of the field / Drawings and models. Fantasmagorie / Cartoon factory / In the orient : Tony Sarg's Marionettes / Ain't she sweet / Balloonland (aka The Pincushion man) / Play safe / Grace notes. Radi-Ators / Black and tan / Louis Armstrong in Copenhagen Jazz hot / Disc 2. (France, 1907, 2:24) ; (Italy, 1909, 4:03) ; (France, 1907, 5:10) ; (France, 1912, 3:54) ; (USA, 1914, 6:20) ; (USA, 1922, 22:26) ; (USA, 1924, 14:04) -- (France, 1908, 1:30) ; (USA, 1924, 7:53) ; (USA, 1929, 9:52) ; (USA, 1932, 7:11) ; (USA, Cinecolor, 1935, 6:41) ; (USA, Technicolor, 1936, 7:05) -- (USA, 1929, 9:18) ; (USA, 1929, 18:10) ; (Denmark, 1934, 9:05) ; (France, 1939, 6:20)

Persuade me. California election news #2 / 3 advertisements for theaters produced in France: Week-end / Cette nuit-la / Clo-cloche / MGM promo reel / Master hands / Philips Broadcast of 1938 / Three "Soundies" made for coin-operated jukebox devices: Yankee Doodler / Rosie the riveter / Dear Arabella / Hell bent for election / Tell me a story. For his son / Suspense / Heart of an Indian (aka. The Indian massacre) / One for the road. Stolen kisses [compilation] Disc 3. (USA, 1934, 6:52) ; (France, 1938, 2:17) ; (France, 1935, 1:31) ; (France, 1935, 2:08) ; (France, 1936, 8:30) ; (USA, 1936, 31:48) ; (Holland, 1938, 4:57) ; (USA, 1942, 2:54) ; (USA, 1943, 2:38) ; (USA, 1942, 2:38) ; (USA, 1944, 12:30) -- (USA, 1912, 14:52) ; (USA, 1913, 10:10) ; (USA, 1912, 32:20) -- (ca. 1920s, 3:30)

/ Lumiere Gaumont Lumiere Phono-Cinema-Theatre Georges Mendel Georges Méliès Gaston Velle, Pathé frères Segundo de Chomon, Pathé frères Segundo de Chomon, Pathé frères Romeo Bosetti, Pathé frères Eclipse Company ; music, Eric Beheim Earle Films ; music, Eric Beheim Ford Motor Company ; music, Frederick Hodges music, Eric le Guen Blackhawk Films ; music, Eric Beheim Aurelio Rossi ; music, Eric le Guen Fashion Features, Inc ; music, Frederick Hodges Fox-Case Movietone with Josephine Baker ; music, Eric le Guen Fox Magic Carpet of Movietone

Pathé frères ; music, Frederick Hodges Italia Film ; music, Eric Beheim Pathé frères ; music, Eric Beheim Eclipse Company ; music, Eric Beheim Keystone Film Co. ; producer, Mack Sennett ; with Charlie Chaplin ; music, Eric Beheim Amalgamated Productions ; producer/director, G. M. Anderson ; with Stan Laurel ; music, Frederick Hodges producer, Mack Sennett ; director, Del Lord ; music, Eric Beheim Gaumont Company ; by Emile Cohl ; music, Frederick Hodges Fleischer Studios ; by Max Fleischer Columbia Pictures ; by Tony Sarg Fleischer Studios ; with Lillian Roth Ub Iwerks Fleischer Studios Columbia Pictures ; Utica Jubilee Singers RCA ; director, Dudley Murphy with Fernand Léger ; Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club Orchestra with Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grapelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France

produced by MGM with Fernandel ; produced by Virginia Week-End Tobacco with Jacques Tati ; produced by Levitan and Co. with Michel Simon ; produced by Caporal MGM ; with Laurel & Hardy Chevrolet Motor Co. ; producer, Jam Handy Organization Philips Radio A/S ; animator, George Pal Soundies Dist. Corp Soundies Dist. Corp. Soundies Dist. Corp. UPA Pictures ; animation, Chuck Jones Biograph Co. ; producer/director, D.W. Griffith ; with Charles Hill Mailes, Blanche Sweet Rex Films ; producers/directors, Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley ; with Lois Weber, Val Paul Bison Motion Pictures ; director, Thomas Ince ; with Francis Ford, Ann Little

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Additional Credits:
Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938.
Chomón, Segundo de, 1871-1929.
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975.
Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960.
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.
Laurel, Stan.
Fleischer, Max, 1883-1972.
Iwerks, Ub, 1901-1971.
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974.
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Reinhardt, Django, 1910-1953.
Tati, Jacques.
Hardy, Oliver, 1892-1957.
Pal, George.
Jones, Chuck, 1912-2002.
Griffith, D. W. 1875-1948. (David Wark),
Ince, Thomas H.
Lobster Films (Firm)
Flicker Alley (Firm)

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