Videodisc release of silent films originally produced between 1886-1913 with newly realized musical accompaniment.
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Producer, David Shepard ; music, Robert Israel ; narration for A trip to the moon, Georges Méliès, adapted and read by Fabrice Zagury.
Essay by Dean W. Duncan inserted in container.
A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied. Includes films from Pathe frénes, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Méliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman.
Series photography (1877-1885) -- Edison kinetoscope films (1894-1896) -- Lumière films (1895-1897) -- A trip to the moon = Le voyage dans la lune (1902) -- Actualities (1897-1910) -- The great train robbery (1903) -- The whole dam family and the dam dog (1905) -- The golden beetle (1907) -- The policemen's little run (1907) -- Troubles of a grasswidower (1908) -- Nero, or The fall of Rome (1909) -- Winsor McCay, the famous cartoonist of the NY Herald, and his moving comics (1911) -- The girl and her trust (1912) -- Bangville police (1913).
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital, stereo. and mono.