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Title More treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931 [(DVD) videorecording] : 50 films / produced by the National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks.

Publication Info. United States : Image Entertainment, 2004.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Oversize  791.4309 MOR    AVAILABLE
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Description 3 videodiscs (DVD) (573 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (xx, 186 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Note Playable worldwide.
This set was made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Accompanying book 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.
Sources used: accompanying book; brochure for title in M/B/RS organizations files (National Film Preservation Foundation); National Film Preservation Foundation web site.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary 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.
Contents Program 1. Dickson experimental sound film -- Buffalo Bill's Wild west. Annie Oakley, Buffalo dance, Bucking broncho -- The suburbanite -- The country doctor -- The wonderful Wizard of Oz -- Early advertising films. 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. The streets of New York. 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 -- Early color films. [from] Concerning $1,000, [from] Exhibition reel of two color film, 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. Exhibitor's reel for Hands up, From C-V News, Movie lovers' contest -- De Forest Phonofilms. A few moments with Eddie Cantor, President Coolidge taken on the White House grounds -- Inklings -- Lady Windermere's fan -- Cockeyed -- (Prologue from) The Passaic textile strike -- Tramp, tramp, tramp -- (From) Zora Neale Hurston's fieldwork footage -- Trailers for six lost films.
Subject Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- Videodiscs.
Silent films -- Videodiscs.
Feature films -- Videodiscs.
Short films -- Videodiscs.
Added Author Simmon, Scott, research.
Marks, Martin Miller, music.
National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title 50 films
More treasures from American film archives : 50 films, 1894-1931
ISBN 0974709913
Standard No. 014381227123
Music No. NATD2271DVD Image Entertainmant
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