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Edison: The Invention Of The Movies
various. USA. 1891 - 1918.
- Edison: The Invention Of The Movies
- 1891 - 1918
- 4 videodiscs of 4.   DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.
Compilation.   color and b/w.
- Early Cinema
- Silent with musical accompaniment. Four discs. Supplemental material includes: two hours of video interviews with archivists and cinema scolars; stills gallery of more than 200 documents from MoMA’s Edison Collection; detailed film notes by Charles Musser. Series curated by Steven Higgens and Charles Musser.
Disc One, 1891-1903: 1889-1891: Early Edison Camera Tests (Monkeyshines, no. 1; Dickson Greeting; Newark Athlete (with Indian Clubs); Men Boxing) 1893: blacksmithing scene; the barber shop 1894: edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze; athlete with wand; sandow; carmencita; boxing cats; caicedo with pole; annabelle butterfly dance; cockfight, no. 2; corbett and courtney before the kinetograph; sioux ghost dance; buffalo dance; the hornbacker-murphy fight; hadj cheriff, arab knife juggler; glenroy bros., no. 2; louis martinetti, contortionist; bucking broncho; annie oakley; imPerial japanese dance; robetta and doretto, chinese laundry scene; band drill; fire rescue 1895: billy edwards and the unknown; dickson experimental sound film; princess ali, egyptian dance; annabelle serpentine dance; the execution of mary, queen of scots 1896: amy muller; the john c. rice - may irwin kiss; shooting the chutes; fatima, muscle dancer (original and censored versions); mess call; inventor edison sketched by world artist; watermelon eating contest; the lone fisherman; interrupted lovers; feeding the doves; a morning bath; the burning stable; mounted police charge; mckinley parade; going to the fire; a morning alarm; black diamond express; american falls from above, american side; the first sleigh ride; the morning alarm 1897: mr. edison at work in his chemical factory; return of lifeboat 1898: troop ships for the philippines; u.s. troops landing at daiquiri, cuba; the burglar on the roof 1899: firemen rescuing men and women; a wringing good joke; gold rush scenes in the klondike 1900: searching ruins on broadway for dead bodies, galveston; the kiss; capture of boer battery by british; a storm at sea 1901: old maid having her picture taken; high diving scene; photographing a country couple; what happened on twenty-third street, new york city; pan-american exposition by night; trapeze disrobing act 1902: the burning of durland’s riding academy; jack and the beanstalk 1903: electrocuting an elephant; the life of an american fireman; egyptian fakir with dancing monkey; a scrap in black and white; uncle tom’s cabin; the gay shoe clerk; turning the tables; what happened in the tunnel; the great train robbery.
Disc Two, 1904-1907: 1904: EUROPEAN REST CURE; HOW A FRENCH NOBLEMAN GOT A WIFE THROUGH THE NEW YORK HERALD PERSONAL COLUMNS; THE STRENUOUS LIFE, OR, ANTI-RACE SUICIDE; THE EX-CONVICT 1905: THE KLEPTO-MANIAC; THE SEVEN AGES; THE WHOLE DAM FAMILY AND THE DAM DOG; CONEY ISLAND AT NIGHT; THE LITTLE TRAIN ROBBERY; THE WHITE CAPS; THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER; TRAIN WRECKERS; LIFE OF AN AMERICAN POLICEMAN; POLICE CHASING SCORCHING AUTO 1906: THE DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND; THREE AMERICAN BEAUTIES; FILMS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE; THE TERRIBLE KIDS; KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN; GETTING EVIDENCE 1907: THE “TEDDY” BEARS
Disc Three, 1907-1913: 1907: COHEN’S FIRE SALE; THE RIVALS; THE TRAINER’S DAUGHTER, OR, A RACE FOR LOVE; COLLEGE CHUMS; LAUGHING GAS; A LITTLE GIRL WHO DID NOT BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS 1908: A SUBURBANITE’S INGENIOUS ALARM; RESCUED FROM AN EAGLE’S NEST; FIRESIDE REMINISCENCES; CUPID’S PRANKS; TALE THE AUTUMN LEAVES TOLD (FRAGMENT) 1909: THE HOUSE OF CARDS 1910: NEW YORK OF TODAY; HOW BUMPTIOUS PAPERED THE PARLOR 1912: THIRTY DAYS AT HARD LABOR; THE PASSER-BY; THE TOTVILLE EYE; THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CARE OF INFANTS 1913: AN UNSULLIED SHIELD
Disc Four, 1913-1918: 1913: AT BEAR TRACK GULCH; THE AMBASSADOR’S DAUGHTER; A SERENADE BY PROXY; ALL ON ACCOUNT OF A TRANSFER 1914: ONE TOUCH OF NATURE; THE ADVENTURE OF THE HASTY ELOPEMENT 1915: THE WONDERS OF MAGNETISM; BLACK EYES; THE LONE GAME 1918: THE UNBELIEVER
- Loan Terms:
- Spring 2018 Non-Circulating. For use on-site only.