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Edison : the invention of the movies, the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Library of Congress ; produced by Bret Wood, (videorecording)

Label
Edison : the invention of the movies
Title
Edison
Title remainder
the invention of the movies
Statement of responsibility
the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Library of Congress ; produced by Bret Wood
Title variation
  • Edison:
  • Invention of the movies
Title variation remainder
invention of the movies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland. All films are restored and newly mastered, with all new musical scores; over 200 scans - including stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions; film by film program notes
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Michael Schmidt ; music composers, Philip Carli, Jon C. Mirsalis, Ben Model, Donald Sosin, Clark Wilson
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
PerformerNote
Interviews with: Steven Higgins, Charles Musser, Patrick Loughney, Michele Wallace, Eileen Bowser, Paul Israel, Richard Koszarski
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Higgins, Steven
  • Musser, Charles
  • Loughney, Patrick
  • Wallace, Michele
  • Bowser, Eileen
  • Schmidt, Michael
  • Carli, Philip
  • Mirsalis, Jon C
  • Model, Ben
  • Sosin, Donald
  • Wilson, Clark
  • Israel, Paul
  • Koszarski, Richard
  • Wood, Bret
  • Kino International Corporation
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Runtime
910
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Edison Electric Light Company
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Edison : the invention of the movies, the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Library of Congress ; produced by Bret Wood, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Contains all 140 complete films produced by the Edison Company between 1889-1918
  • Special features include, "Two hours of video interviews with archivists and cinema scholars, discussing specific films, the Edison studios and efforts to preserve the Edison legacy"
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • The barber shop
  • (1 min.)
  • Uncle Tom's cabin
  • (19 min.)
  • The gay shoe clerk
  • (1 min.)
  • Turning the tables
  • (1 min.)
  • What happened in the tunnel
  • (1 min.)
  • The great train robbery
  • Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894
  • (12 min.)
  • Rector's to Claremont
  • (3 min.)
  • Athlete with wand
  • Sandow
  • Carmencita
  • The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's)
  • Caicedo with pole
  • Annabelle butterfly dance
  • Cockfight, no. 2
  • Corbett and Courtney before the kinetograph
  • DVD 1.
  • Sioux ghost dance
  • Buffalo dance
  • Hadj Cheriff
  • Glenroy bros., no. 2
  • Louis Martinetti
  • Bucking broncho
  • Annie Oakley
  • Imperial Japanese dance
  • Robetta and Doretto, no. 2
  • Band drill
  • 1889-1903.
  • Fire rescue scene
  • Billy Edwards and the unknown
  • Dickson experimental sound film
  • Princess Ali
  • Annabelle serpentine dance
  • The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Amy Muller
  • The John C. Rice-May Irwin kiss
  • Shooting the chutes
  • Fatima, muscle dancer
  • Monkeyshines, no. 1
  • 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
  • Going to the fire
  • Monkeyshines, no. 2
  • A morning alarm
  • Black Diamond Express, no. 1
  • American Falls from above, American side
  • The first sleigh ride
  • The morning alarm
  • Fifth Avenue, New York
  • Mr. Edison at work in his chemical laboratory
  • Return of lifeboat
  • Troop ships for the Philippines
  • U.S. troops landing at Daiquiri, Cuba
  • Dickson greeting
  • Shooting captured insurgents
  • The burglar on the roof
  • Firemen rescuing men and women
  • A wringing good joke
  • Gold rush scenes in the Klondike
  • Searching on Broadway for dead bodies, Galveston
  • The kiss
  • Capture of Boer battery by British
  • New Black Diamond Express
  • Watermelon contest
  • Newark athlete (with Indian clubs)
  • A storm at sea
  • Old maid having her picture taken
  • (1 min.)
  • Another job for the undertaker
  • (2 min.)
  • High diving scene
  • (1 min.)
  • Photographing a country couple
  • (1 min.)
  • What happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City
  • Men boxing
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • Pan-American Exposition by night
  • (1 min.)
  • Trapeze disrobing act
  • (2 min.)
  • The burning of Durland's Riding Academy
  • (3 min., 30 sec.)
  • Burlesque suicide, no. 2
  • (2 min.)
  • Jack and the beanstalk
  • Blacksmithing scene
  • (10 min.)
  • Interrupted bathers
  • (1 min.)
  • Electrocuting an elephant
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • The life of an American fireman
  • (7 min.)
  • Egyptian fakir with dancing monkey
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • A scrap in black and white
  • The scarecrow pump
  • (1 min.)
  • The strenuous life, or, anti-race suicide
  • (5 min.)
  • The ex-convict
  • (9 min.)
  • The kleptomaniac
  • (10 min.)
  • The seven ages
  • (5 min.)
  • DVD 2.
  • The whole Dam family and the Dam dog
  • (5 min.)
  • Coney Island at night
  • (4 min.)
  • The little train robbery
  • (10 min.)
  • The white caps
  • (12 min.)
  • The watermelon patch
  • (11 min.)
  • 1904-1907.
  • The miller's daughter
  • (13 min.)
  • The train wreckers
  • (11 min.)
  • Life of an American policeman
  • (14 min.)
  • Police chasing scorching auto
  • (3 min.)
  • The dream of a rarebit fiend
  • (6 min.)
  • European rest cure
  • Three American beauties
  • (1 min.)
  • Films of the San Francisco earthquake
  • (2 min.)
  • The terrible kids
  • (7 min.)
  • Kathleen Mavourneen
  • (15 min.)
  • Getting evidence
  • (14 min.)
  • (14 min.)
  • The "Teddy" bears
  • (14 min.)
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns
  • (9 min.)
  • Nervy Nat kisses the bride
  • (2 min.)
  • The trainer's daughter or a race for love
  • (14 min.)
  • Laughing gas
  • (9 min.)
  • A little girl who did not believe in Santa Claus
  • (14 min.)
  • A suburbanite's ingenious alarm
  • (7 min.)
  • Rescued from an eagle's nest
  • (7 min.)
  • DVD 3.
  • Fireside reminiscences
  • (8 min.)
  • Cupid's pranks
  • (10 min.)
  • Tale the autumn leaves told (fragment)
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • The House of Cards
  • (16 min.)
  • New York of today (German exhibition print with optional English subtitles)
  • (7 min.)
  • 1907-1913.
  • How Bumptious papered the parlor
  • (4 min.)
  • Thirty days of hard labor
  • (16 min.)
  • The passer-by
  • (17 min.)
  • The Totville Eye
  • (14 min.)
  • The public and private care of infants
  • (14 min.)
  • Cohen's fire sale
  • An unsullied shield
  • (17 min.)
  • (13 min.)
  • The rivals
  • (12 min.)
  • College chums
  • (11 min.)
  • All on account of a transfer
  • (11 min.)
  • One touch of nature
  • (16 min.)
  • The adventure of the hasty elopement
  • (15 min.)
  • The wonders of magnetism
  • (8 min.)
  • Black eyes
  • (15 min.)
  • DVD 4.
  • The lone game
  • (16 min.)
  • The unbeliever
  • (85 min.)
  • 1913-1918.
  • At Bear Track Gulch
  • (14 min.)
  • The ambassador's daughter
  • (14 min.)
  • A serenade by Proxy
  • (14 min.)
Control code
57182599
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 910 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329038328
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
  • 03832
  • K383
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57182599
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Edison : the invention of the movies, the Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Library of Congress ; produced by Bret Wood, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Contains all 140 complete films produced by the Edison Company between 1889-1918
  • Special features include, "Two hours of video interviews with archivists and cinema scholars, discussing specific films, the Edison studios and efforts to preserve the Edison legacy"
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • The barber shop
  • (1 min.)
  • Uncle Tom's cabin
  • (19 min.)
  • The gay shoe clerk
  • (1 min.)
  • Turning the tables
  • (1 min.)
  • What happened in the tunnel
  • (1 min.)
  • The great train robbery
  • Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894
  • (12 min.)
  • Rector's to Claremont
  • (3 min.)
  • Athlete with wand
  • Sandow
  • Carmencita
  • The boxing cats (Prof. Welton's)
  • Caicedo with pole
  • Annabelle butterfly dance
  • Cockfight, no. 2
  • Corbett and Courtney before the kinetograph
  • DVD 1.
  • Sioux ghost dance
  • Buffalo dance
  • Hadj Cheriff
  • Glenroy bros., no. 2
  • Louis Martinetti
  • Bucking broncho
  • Annie Oakley
  • Imperial Japanese dance
  • Robetta and Doretto, no. 2
  • Band drill
  • 1889-1903.
  • Fire rescue scene
  • Billy Edwards and the unknown
  • Dickson experimental sound film
  • Princess Ali
  • Annabelle serpentine dance
  • The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Amy Muller
  • The John C. Rice-May Irwin kiss
  • Shooting the chutes
  • Fatima, muscle dancer
  • Monkeyshines, no. 1
  • 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
  • Going to the fire
  • Monkeyshines, no. 2
  • A morning alarm
  • Black Diamond Express, no. 1
  • American Falls from above, American side
  • The first sleigh ride
  • The morning alarm
  • Fifth Avenue, New York
  • Mr. Edison at work in his chemical laboratory
  • Return of lifeboat
  • Troop ships for the Philippines
  • U.S. troops landing at Daiquiri, Cuba
  • Dickson greeting
  • Shooting captured insurgents
  • The burglar on the roof
  • Firemen rescuing men and women
  • A wringing good joke
  • Gold rush scenes in the Klondike
  • Searching on Broadway for dead bodies, Galveston
  • The kiss
  • Capture of Boer battery by British
  • New Black Diamond Express
  • Watermelon contest
  • Newark athlete (with Indian clubs)
  • A storm at sea
  • Old maid having her picture taken
  • (1 min.)
  • Another job for the undertaker
  • (2 min.)
  • High diving scene
  • (1 min.)
  • Photographing a country couple
  • (1 min.)
  • What happened on Twenty-Third Street, New York City
  • Men boxing
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • Pan-American Exposition by night
  • (1 min.)
  • Trapeze disrobing act
  • (2 min.)
  • The burning of Durland's Riding Academy
  • (3 min., 30 sec.)
  • Burlesque suicide, no. 2
  • (2 min.)
  • Jack and the beanstalk
  • Blacksmithing scene
  • (10 min.)
  • Interrupted bathers
  • (1 min.)
  • Electrocuting an elephant
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • The life of an American fireman
  • (7 min.)
  • Egyptian fakir with dancing monkey
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • A scrap in black and white
  • The scarecrow pump
  • (1 min.)
  • The strenuous life, or, anti-race suicide
  • (5 min.)
  • The ex-convict
  • (9 min.)
  • The kleptomaniac
  • (10 min.)
  • The seven ages
  • (5 min.)
  • DVD 2.
  • The whole Dam family and the Dam dog
  • (5 min.)
  • Coney Island at night
  • (4 min.)
  • The little train robbery
  • (10 min.)
  • The white caps
  • (12 min.)
  • The watermelon patch
  • (11 min.)
  • 1904-1907.
  • The miller's daughter
  • (13 min.)
  • The train wreckers
  • (11 min.)
  • Life of an American policeman
  • (14 min.)
  • Police chasing scorching auto
  • (3 min.)
  • The dream of a rarebit fiend
  • (6 min.)
  • European rest cure
  • Three American beauties
  • (1 min.)
  • Films of the San Francisco earthquake
  • (2 min.)
  • The terrible kids
  • (7 min.)
  • Kathleen Mavourneen
  • (15 min.)
  • Getting evidence
  • (14 min.)
  • (14 min.)
  • The "Teddy" bears
  • (14 min.)
  • How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns
  • (9 min.)
  • Nervy Nat kisses the bride
  • (2 min.)
  • The trainer's daughter or a race for love
  • (14 min.)
  • Laughing gas
  • (9 min.)
  • A little girl who did not believe in Santa Claus
  • (14 min.)
  • A suburbanite's ingenious alarm
  • (7 min.)
  • Rescued from an eagle's nest
  • (7 min.)
  • DVD 3.
  • Fireside reminiscences
  • (8 min.)
  • Cupid's pranks
  • (10 min.)
  • Tale the autumn leaves told (fragment)
  • (1 min., 30 sec.)
  • The House of Cards
  • (16 min.)
  • New York of today (German exhibition print with optional English subtitles)
  • (7 min.)
  • 1907-1913.
  • How Bumptious papered the parlor
  • (4 min.)
  • Thirty days of hard labor
  • (16 min.)
  • The passer-by
  • (17 min.)
  • The Totville Eye
  • (14 min.)
  • The public and private care of infants
  • (14 min.)
  • Cohen's fire sale
  • An unsullied shield
  • (17 min.)
  • (13 min.)
  • The rivals
  • (12 min.)
  • College chums
  • (11 min.)
  • All on account of a transfer
  • (11 min.)
  • One touch of nature
  • (16 min.)
  • The adventure of the hasty elopement
  • (15 min.)
  • The wonders of magnetism
  • (8 min.)
  • Black eyes
  • (15 min.)
  • DVD 4.
  • The lone game
  • (16 min.)
  • The unbeliever
  • (85 min.)
  • 1913-1918.
  • At Bear Track Gulch
  • (14 min.)
  • The ambassador's daughter
  • (14 min.)
  • A serenade by Proxy
  • (14 min.)
Control code
57182599
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 910 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329038328
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
  • 03832
  • K383
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)57182599
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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