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DVD002278

Dickens Before Sound

various. USA; United Kingdom. 1880-1929.

Title:
Dickens Before Sound
Director:
various
Country:
USA; United Kingdom
Year:
1880-1929
Publisher:
BFI Video, 2008.
Description:
2 videodiscs of 2..   DVD - Region 2.   viewing copy.
Compilation.   188 minutes.   b/w and tinted b/w.   sound.   fullscreen
Language:
English
Genre:
Early Cinema; Melodrama
Notes:
Musical accompaniment. A collection of early film adaptations of the works of Charles Dickens. Includes: GABRIEL GRUB (date/director unknown, 8 minutes); SCROOGE; OR, MARLEY’S GHOST (W.R. Booth, 1901, 4 minutes); THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH (D.W. Griffith, 1909, 14 minutes); OLIVER TWIST (J. Stuart Blackton, 1909, 9 minutes); THE BOY AND THE CONVICT (David Aylott, 1909, 12 minutes); NICHOLAS NICKLEBY (George O. Nichols, 1912, 20 minutes); THE PICKWICK PAPERS - THE HONOURABLE EVENT (Larry Trimble, 1913, 15 minutes); DAVID COPPERFIELD (Thomas Bentley, 1913, 8 minutes); OLIVER TWIST (Frank Lloyd, 1922, 74 minutes); DICKENS’ LONDON (Frank Miller & Harry B. Parkinson, 1924, 12 minutes); GRANDFATHER SMALLWEED (Hugh Croise, date unknown, 12 minutes). Supplemental materials: spoken word performance by Ken Campbell of Dickens’ original text over GABRIEL GRUB and THE PICKWICK PAPERS; audio commentary on THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH; downloadable essay by Dickens scholar Graham Petrie.
Status:
IN