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The movies begin [videorecording] : 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
Alternate Title Treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914 [videorecording]
Subtitle on container: Treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913 [videorecording]
New York, NY : Kino on Video, 2002
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1995.75 .M684 2002  v.1    AVAILABLE
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1995.75 .M684 2002  v.2    AVAILABLE
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1995.75 .M684 2002  v.3    AVAILABLE
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1995.75 .M684 2002  v.4    AVAILABLE
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1995.75 .M684 2002  v.5    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Silent films -- History and criticism
Motion pictures -- History
Motion picture industry -- History
Physical Description 5 videodiscs (414 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Language Silent film with music sound track
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)
Note DVD release of the 1994 Kino International Corp
Vol. 3: time on container incorrect
Title on vol. 4 container: Magic of Méliès
Special features: text (program notes) by Charles Musser ; film access
Summary The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of 133 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
Incomplete Contents v. 1. The great train robbery and other primary works [videorecording] (75 min.) -- v. 2. The European pioneers [videorecording] (58 min.) -- v. 3. Experimentation and discovery [videorecording] (93 min.) -- v. 4. The magic of Melies [videorecording] (103 min.) -- v. 5. Comedy, spectacle, and new horizons [videorecording] (85 min.)
Alternate Author Shepard, David
Film Preservation Associates
British Film Institute
Kino International Corporation

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