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Title:
Astronomer's Dream, The
Alternative Title:
Reve d'un astronome, Le
Director:
Date:
1898
DVD #:
7795 (Preservation Copy)
VHS #:
999:354
Credits:
Bibliography:
   
Title:
Before Mickey: Animation Anthology
Director:
Date:
1898-1928
DVD #:
X7246
VHS #:
999:608
Note:
Contents: The enchanted drawing / James Stuart Blackton ; produced by Thomas Edison (1900, 1 min.) -- Animated painting / Edwin S. Porter ; the Edison Studio (1904, 1 min.) -- Humorous phases of funny faces (1906, 3 min.) ; Lightning sketches (1907, 2 min.) ; Princess Nicotine, or, A smoke fairy [excerpt] (1909, 2 min.) / James Stuart Blackton ; Vitagraph -- Fantasmagorie (1908, 1 min.) ; Clair de lune espagnol = The man in the moon (1909, 4 min.) / Emile Cohl ; Gaumont -- Little Nemo / Vitagraph (1911, 7 min.) ; Gertie (1914, 9 min.) / Winsor McCay / released through the Box Office Attraction Company -- Colonel Heeza Liar at bat / John Randolph Bray ; animated by Leslie Elton ; the Bray Studio (ca. 1917, 6 min.) -- Bobby Bumps, before and after / Earl Hurd ; the Bray Studio 0 (1918, 4 min.) -- Farmer Al Falfa's revenge / Paul Terry ; the Bray Studio (1916, 3 min.) -- Perpetual motion / written and directed by Max Fleicher ; produced by the Bray Studios, Inc. (Out of the inkwell) (1920, 4 min.) -- 'Twas but a dream / Raoul Barré ; International Film Service (Hearst-Vitagraph news pictorial) (1916, 2 min.) -- Mutt and Jeff in the flood [excerpt] / Raoul Barré & Charles Bowers ; Bud Fisher Films (ca. 1918, 3 min.) -- The Gumps in Taking a ride [excerpt] / Wallace Carlson ; Celebrated Players (ca. 1920, 1 min.) -- Le garde-meuble = The Automatic Moving Company / Romeo Bosetti ; Pathe-Comica (1912, 4 min.) -- Mest' kinematograficeskogo operatora = The cameraman's revenge / Ladislas Starevitch ; Khanzhonkov (1912, 9 min.) -- Kapten Grogg bland andra konstiga kroppa = Captain Grogg among other strange creatures / Victor Bergdahl ; Svenska Bio (1920, 6 min.) -- The lost world [excerpt] / Willis O'Brien ; directed by Harry Hoyt ; First National (1925, 4 min.) -- Alice's mysterious mystery (ca. 1924, 7 min.) ; Alice rattled by rats (An Alice comedy) (ca. 1925, 8 min.) / Walt Disney ; animated by Ub Iwerks ; M.J. Winkler Pictures -- The lunch hound / [presented by] J.K. Bray ; produced by Bray Productions, Inc. ; directed by Walt Lantz and Clyde Geronimi (Hot dog cartoons) (1927, 9 min.) -- Felix the Cat in The oily bird / [presented by] E.W. Hammons (1928, 8 min.) ; Felix the Cat dines and pines / Pat Sullivan & Otto Messmer ; [presented by] Jacques Kopfstem ; animated by Messmer and Raoul Barre ; Educational Film Exchange (1927, 7 min.).
   
Title:
Edison Kinetoscope films (1894-1896)
Director:
Date:
1894
DVD #:
277
Note:
Landmarks of early film
   
Title:
Edison: The Invention of the Movies
Director:
Date:
1889-1903
DVD #:
3552
Note:
Disc 1: Early Edison camera tests; Dickson greeting; Newark athlete; Men boxing; Blacksmithing scene; Barber shop; Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze; Athlete with wand; Sandow; Carmecita; Boxing cats; Caicedo with pole; Annabelle butterfly dance; Cockfight, no.2; Corbett and Courtney before the kinetograph; Sioux ghost dance; Buffalo dance; 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. Billy Edwards and the unknown; Dickson experimental sound film; Princess Ali, Egyptian dance; Annabelle serpentine dance; Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; Amy Muller; John C. Rice-Mary Irwin kiss; Shooting the chutes; Fatima, muscle dancer; mess call; inventor Edison sketched by world artist; watermellon eating contest; Lone fisherman; Interrupted lovers; Feeding the doves; Morning bath; Burning stable; Mounted Police charge; McKinley parade; Going to the fire; Morning alarm; Black Diamond express; American falls; First sleigh ride; Mr. Edison at work in labaratory; Return of lifeboat. Troop ships for the Philippines; U.S. troops landing in Cuba; Burglar on the roof; Firemen rescue; Wringing good joke; Gold rush scenes in the Klondike; searching ruins for dead bodies, Galveston; The kiss; Capture of Boer battery by British; Storm at sea; Old maid having her picture taken; High diving scene; Photographing a country couple; What happened on Twenty-Third Street, NY City; Pan-American Exposition by night; Trapeze disrobing act; Burning of Durland's Riding Academy; Jack and the beanstalk; Electrocuting an elephant; Life of an American fireman; Egyptian fakier with dancing monkey; A scrap in black and white; Uncle Tom's cabin; Gay shoe clerk; Turning the tables; What happened in the tunnel; Great train robbery. Disc 2: European rest cure; How a French nobleman got a wife through the New York Herald personal columns; Strenuous life or, Anti-race suicide; Ex-convict; Klepto-maniac; Seven ages; Whole dam family and the dam dog; Coney Island at night; Little train robbery; White caps; Miller's daughter; Train wreckers; Life of an American policeman; Police chasing scorching auto; Dream of a rarebit fiend; Three American beauties; San Francisco earthquake; Terrible kids; Kathleen Mavourneen; Getting evidence; "Teddy" bears. Disc 3: Cohen's fire sale; Rivals; Trainer's daughter or, A race for love; College chums; Laughing gas; Little girl who did not believe in Santa Claus; Suburbanite's ingenious alarm; Rescued from an eagle's nest; Fireside reminiscences; Cupid's pranks; Tale the Autumn leaves told (fragment); House of cards; New York of today; How Bumptious papered the parlor; Thirty days at hard labor; Passer-by; Totville eye; Public and private care of infants; Unsullied shield. Disc 4: At Bear Track Gulch; The Ambassador's daughter; A serenade by proxy; All on account of a transfer; One touch of nature; The adventure of the hasty elopement; The wonders of magnetism; Black eyes; The lone game; The unbeliever.
   
Title:
History of Color in Silent Films, A
Director:
Date:
1898-1919
VHS #:
999:3530
Note:
Contents: Life of Christ -- Nobleman's dog -- Bob's electric theatre -- Slave's love -- New ways of traveling -- David and Saul -- Death and Saul -- Anne Boleyn -- Hunting Mariboo in Abyssinia -- Haunted kitchen -- Medium wanted at son-in-law -- Abyss of Bonau -- Butterflies -- Death of Christ -- El Espectro Rojo.
   
Title:
History of Motion Pictures: Early Variety Motion Pictures
Director:
Date:
1902-1920
DVD #:
4825
Note:
Stealing a dinner (1903) -- Tom Tinker's pony patter / produced by Hans. A. Spanuth (1920) -- Show girl to burlesque queen (1903) -- Princess Rajah dance (1904) -- Boys think they have one foxy grandpa (1902) -- Happy hooligans (1903) -- 2 a.m. in the subway (1905) -- Fougere (1899) -- Betty Rose dance (1903) -- Ballroom tragedy (1905) -- Society raffles (1905) -- Latina, contortionist (1905) -- Three jumping Tommies / produced by Hans A. Spanuth (1920) -- Spirit of '76 (1905) -- duel scene from "By right of sword" (1904)
   
Title:
King John
Director:
Date:
1899
VHS #:
999:2305
Note:
Silent
Credits:
   
Title:
Lumiere Brothers' First Films
Director:
Date:
1895
DVD #:
25
VHS #:
999:1678
Bibliography:
   
Title:
Lumiere Brothers: Movies Begin, a Treasury of Early Cinema, 1894-1914
Director:
Date:
1896-1897
DVD #:
1096
VHS #:
999:1006
Bibliography:
   
Title:
May Irwin Kiss, The
Alternative Title:
John C. Rice-Mary Irwin kiss
Director:
Date:
1896
DVD #:
X116
VHS #:
3637
Note:
Also included on DVD 3552
   
Title:
Melies, Georges: Melies the Magician
Alternative Title:
Melies le cinemagicien
Director:
Date:
1898-1909
DVD #:
1044
Note:
Contents: Une seance Melies = Melies' magic show (55 min): Four troublesome heads (1898); Trip to the moon (1902); Infernal cakewalk (1903); Scheming gambler's paradise (1905); Music lover (1903); Infernal boiling pot (1903); Man with the rubber head (1901); Living playing cards (1904); Hilarious posters (1905); Devilish tenant (1909); Untameable whiskers (1904); Imperceptible transmutations (1904); Bluebeard (1901); Fat and lean wrestling match (1900); One-man band (1900)
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Title:
Movies Begin: Vol II: The European Pioneers
Director:
Date:
1895
DVD #:
1097
VHS #:
999:1007
Note:
Lumiere: Leaving the Lumiere Factory (1895); The Baby's meal (1895); Destruction of a wall (1896); The sprinkler sprinkled (1895); Arrival of Congress members at Neuville-sur-Saone (1895); Arrival of a train at La Ciotat (1895); Card Party (1895); Boat leaving the port (1895); Leaving Jerusalem by railway (1896); Snowball fight (1896); A fire run (1896); Niagara Falls (1896); Spanish bullfight (1897). -- B. Acres: Rough sea at Dover (1895) -- R.W. Paul: Come along do (1898); Derby (1896); Countryman and the cinematograph (1901); Chess dispute (1903); Extraordinary cab accident (1903); Buy your own cherries (1904); Motorist (1906). (cont.) G.A. Smith: The Miller and the sweep (1898); Kiss in the tunnel (1899); Let me dream again (1900); Grandma's reading glass (1900); As seen through a telescope (1900); Sick kitten (1903); Mary Jane's mishap or don't fool with paraffin (1903). -- Sheffield Photographic Company: Daring daylight burglary (1903). -- Haggar and Sons: Desperate poaching affray (1903). -- Bamforth and Company: Kiss in the tunnel (1899); Ladies'skirts nailed to a fence (1900); Bitter bit (1900); Rough sea (1900). -- Williamson's Kinematograph Co.: Attack on a China Mission (1900); The big swallow (1901); Stop thief (1901); Fire (1901); An interesting story (1905)
   
Title:
Movies Begin: Vol. I: Motion Studies (1877-85)
Director:
Date:
1896-1903
DVD #:
1096
VHS #:
999:1006
Note:
Contents: Eadweard Muybridge. -- Actualities (1896-97) / Louis Lumiere. -- The Great Train Robbery (1903) / Edwin S. Porter. -- The Golden Beetle (1907) / Ferdinand Zecca. -- A Trip to the Moon (1902) / Georges Melies. -- Kinetoscopes (1894-96)
   
Title:
Muybridge, Eadweard: Motion Studies
Director:
Date:
1877
DVD #:
1096
VHS #:
999:1006
Note:
Movies Begin: Vol. I
   
Title:
Muybridge, Eadweard: Motion Studies
Director:
Date:
1870-1880's
VHS #:
Video Disc 18
   
Title:
Origins of cinema. Volume 1
Director:
Date:
1898
VHS #:
7046
Note:
Elopement on horseback (1898) -- Strange adventures of New York drummer (1899) -- Uncle Josh's nightmare (1900) -- Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king (1901) -- Love by the light of the moon (1901) -- Circular panorama of electric tower (1901) -- Panorama of esplanade at night (1901) -- Martyred presidents (1901) -- Uncle Josh at the moving picture show (1902) -- The Twentieth century tramp (1902) -- Fun in a bakery shop (1902) -- Jack and the beanstalk (1902) -- Life of an American fireman (1903) -- Uncle Tom's cabin (1903) -- The gay shoe clerk (1903) -- A romance of the rail (1903) --Rounding up of the "Yeggmen" (1904) -- European rest cure (1904) -- The ex-convict (1904) and The kleptomaniac (1905) -- The Seven ages (1905) -- How Jones lost his roll (1905) -- The whole Dam family and the Dam dog (1905).
   
Title:
Skyscrapers of New York
Director:
Date:
1898
VHS #:
999:571
Credits:
Bibliography:
   
Title:
Sunken Battleship ‘Maine', The
Director:
Date:
1898
DVD #:
X116
VHS #:
3637
   
Title:
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941: Light Rhythms: Music and Abstraction
Director:
Date:
1894-1941
DVD #:
4668
Note:
Le Retour a la raison (1923) / Man Ray -- Ballet mecanique (1923-24) / Fernand Leger & Dudley Murphy -- Anemic cinema (1924-26) / Rrose Selavy (Marcel Duchamp) -- Looney Lens: Anamorphic People (1927) / Al Brick -- Out of the Melting Pot (1927 : creators unknown) -- H20 (1929) / Ralph Steiner -- Surf and Seaweed (1929-30) / Ralph Steiner -- Vorkapich Montage Sequences (1928-37) / Slavko Vorkapich: The Furies (1934) -- Legacy of a Hollywood extra -- Skyline Dance (1928) -- Money Machine (1929) -- Prohibition (1929) -- The Firefly (Vorkapich edit) (1937) -- The Firefly (MGM release version) (1937) -- Maytime (1937) -- Light and abstraction -- So This Is Paris (1926) / Ernst Lubitsch (excerpt) -- Light Rhythms (1930) / Francis Bruguiere -- Une nuit sur le Mont Chauve (Night on Bald Mountain) (1934) / Alexandre Alexeieff & Claire Parker -- Rhythm in Light (1934) / Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth & Melville Webber -- Synchromy No. 2 (1936) / Mary Ellen Bute & Ted Nemeth -- Parabola (1937) / Rutherford Boyd, Mary Ellen Bute & Ted Nemeth -- Footlight Parade "By a Waterfall" (1933) / Busby Berkeley -- Glens Falls Sequence (1937-46) / Douglass Crockwell -- Simple Destiny Abstractions (1937-40) / Douglass. Crockwell -- Abstract Movies (1937-47) / George L.K. Morris -- Scherzo (1939) / Norman McLaren -- Composition no. 1: Themis (1940) / Dwinell Grant -- Composition no. 2: Contrathemis (1941) / Dwinell Grant -- 1941 (1941) / Francis Lee -- Moods of the Sea (1941) / Slavko Vorkapich & John Hoffman.
   
Title:
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941: The mechanized eye: experiments in technique and form.
Director:
Date:
1894-1941
DVD #:
4666
Note:
5 Paris Exposition films (1900) – James White: Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace (1900) -- Palace of Electricity (1900) -- Champs de Mars (1900) -- Panorama of Eiffel Tower (1900) -- Scene from elevator ascending Eiffel Tower (1900) – Captain Nissen going through Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls (1901 : creators unknown) -- Down the Hudson (1903) / Frederick Armitage & A.E. Weed -- The ghost train (1903 : creators unknown) -- Westinghouse Works, panorama view Street Car Motor Room (1904) / G.W. "Billy" Bitzer -- In youth, beside the lonely sea (c. 1924-25 : creators unknown) -- Melody on parade (c. 1936 : creators unknown) -- La cartomancienne (The Fortune Teller) (1932) / Jerome Hill -- Pie in the sky (1934-35) / Nykino: Elia Kazan, Ralph Steiner & Irving Lerner -- Travel notes (1932) / Walker Evans -- Oil: a symphony in motion (1930-33) / Artkino: M.G. MacPherson & Jean Michelson -- Poem 8 (1932-33) / Emlen Etting -- Storm (1941-43) / Paul Burnford -- Portrait of a young man (1925-31) / Henwa Rodakiewicz
   
Title:
Unseen Cinema 6: Early American Avant-garde Film, 1894-1941: The Amateur as Auteur: Discovering Paradise in Pictures.
Director:
Date:
1894-1941
DVD #:
4671
Note:
7 Case sound tests (c. 1924-25) / Theodore Case & Earl Sponable -- Windy Ledge Farm (c. 1929-34) / Elizabeth Woodman Wright -- A day in Santa Fe (1931) / Lynn Riggs & James Hughes -- 4 Stewart Family home movies (c. 1935-39) / Archie Stewart -- Children's party (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell -- Cotillion (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell -- The Midnight party (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell -- Haiti (1938) / Rudy Burckhardt -- Tree trunk to head (1938) / Lewis Jacobs -- Bicycle polo at San Mateo (1940-42) / Frank Stauffacher -- 1126 Dewey Avenue, Apt. 207 (1939) / John C. Hecker.
   
Title:
Unseen Cinema 7: Early American Avant-garde Film, 1894-1941: Viva la Dance: The Beginnings of Cine-dance.
Director:
Date:
1894-1941
DVD #:
4671
Note:
Annabelle dances and dances (1894-1897) / W.K.L. Dickson, William Heise & James White -- "Early superimpositions" / Frederick S. Armitage -- Davy Jones' locker (1900) / Frederick Armitage -- Neptune's daughters (1900) / Frederick Armitage -- A nymph of the waves (1900) / Frederick Armitage -- Diana the huntress (1916) / Charles Allen & Francis Trevelyan Miller (excerpt) -- The soul of the cypress (1920) / Dudley Murphy -- Looney lens: Pas de deux (1924) / Al Brick -- Hande : Das Leben und die Liebe eines Zartlichen Geschlechts (Hands: the life and loves of the gentler sex) (1928) / Stella Simon & Miklos Bandy -- Mechanical principles (1930) / Ralph Steiner -- Tilly Losch in her dance of the hands (c. 1930-33) / Norman Bel Geddes -- 2 Sergei Eisenstein's Mexican footage (1931) / Sergei Eisenstein (excerpts) -- Oramunde (1933) / Emlen Etting -- Hands (1934) / Ralph Steiner & Willard Van Dyke -- Joie de vivre / Anthony Gross & Hector Hoppin -- Wonder bar: "Don't say goodnight" (1934) / Busby Berkeley (excerpt) -- Dada (1936) / Mary Ellen Bute & Ted Nemeth -- Escape (1938) / Mary Ellen Bute & Ted Nemeth -- An Optical poem (1938) / Oskar Fischinger -- Abstract experiment in Kodachrome (c. 1940s) / Slavko. Vorpapich -- NBC valentine greeting (1939-40) / Norman McLaren -- Stars and Stripes (1940) / Norman McLaren -- Tarantella (1940) / Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth & Norman McLaren -- Spook sport (1940) / Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth & Norman McLaren -- Danse macabre (1922) / Dudley Murphy & Francis Brugiere -- Peer Gynt (1941) / David Bradley, starring Charlton Heston (excerpt) -- Opening titles -- Pagan dance -- Introspection (1941/46) / Sara Kathryn Arledge.
   
Title:
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-garde Film, 1894-1941: Inverted Narratives: New Directions in Storytelling.
Director:
Date:
1894-1941
DVD #:
4669
Note:
The house with closed shutters (1910) / D.W. Griffith & G.W. "Billy" Bitzer -- Suspense (1913) / Lois Weber & Phillips Smalley -- Moonland (c. 1926) / Neil McGuire & William A. O'Connor -- Lullaby (1929) / Boris Deutsch -- The bridge (1929-30) / Charles Vidor -- Little geezer (1932) / Theodore Huff -- Black dawn (1933) / Josef Berne & Seymour Stern -- "Titles" -- "Plowing" -- "End of day" -- Native land (1937-41) / Leo Hurwitz & Paul Strand -- "Bought and paid for" -- "On the march" -- "Millions of little people" -- "Murder One man" -- The world today : Black legion (1936-37) / Nykino -- Even as you and I (1937) / Roger Barlow, Harry Hay & Le Roy Robbins -- Object lesson (1941) / Christopher Young -- "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki (1940-43) / David Bradley.
   
Title:
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-garde Film, 1894-1941: Picturing a Metropolis: New York City Unveiled.
Director:
Date:
1894-1941
DVD #:
4670
Note:
Early views" -- The Blizzard (1899) / creators unknown -- Lower Broadway (1902) / Robert K. Bonine -- Beginning of a skyscraper (1902) / Robert K. Bonine -- Panorama from Times Building, New York (1905) / Wallace McCutcheon -- Skyscrapers of NYC from North River (1903) / J.B. Smith -- Panorama from Tower of the Brooklyn Bridge (1903) / G.W. "Billy" Bitzer -- "Tricks of the trade" -- Demolishing and building up the Star Theatre (1902) / Frederick S. Armitage -- Coney Island at night (1905) / Edwin S. Porter -- Interior New York Subway 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905) / G.W. "Billy" Bitzer -- Seeing New York by yacht (1902) / Frederick Armitage & A.E. Weed -- Looney Lens: Split skyscrapers (1924) / Al Brick -- Looney Lens: Tenth Avenue, NYC (1924) / Al Brick -- Scenes from Ford Educational Weekly (1916-24) / creators unknown -- 8th Avenue elevated train at 112th Street -- The trellis : work of sunshine and shade -- View of Herald Square Station -- Aerial view of Sixth Ave. train at 28th, 26th, 24th -- Manhatta (1921) / Charles Sheeler & Paul Strand -- Twenty four Dollar Island (c. 1926) / Robert Flaherty -- Skyscraper symphony (1929) / Robert Florey -- Manhattan medley (1931) / Bonney Powell -- A Bronx morning (1931) / Jay Leyda -- Footnote to fact (1933) / Lewis Jacobs -- "Seeing the world," part one: a visit to New York, N.Y. (1937) / Rudy Burckhardt -- The Pursuit of happiness (1940) / Rudy Burckhardt -- Gold Diggers of 1935 : "Lullaby of Broadway" (1935) / Busby Berkeley -- Autumn fire (1930-33) / Herman Weinberg.
   
Title:
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-garde Film, 1894-1941: The Devil's Plaything: American Surrealism
Director:
Date:
1894-1941
DVD #:
4667
Note:
Jack and the Beanstalk (1902) / Edwin S. Porter -- Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906) / Edwin S. Porter -- The Thieving Hand (1907 : creators unknown) -- Impossible Convicts (1905) / G.W. "Billy" Bitzer -- When the Clouds Roll By (1919) / Douglas Fairbanks & Victor Fleming -- Beggar on Horseback (1925) / James Cruze -- The Fall of the House of Usher (1926-27) / J.S. Watson, Jr. & Melville Webber -- The Life and Death of 9413 : A Hollywood Extra (1927) / Robert Florey & Slavko Vorkapich -- The Love of Zero (1928) / Robert Florey & William Cameron Menzies -- The Telltale Heart (1928) / Charles Klein -- Tomatos Another Day (1930/1933 / J.S. Watson, Jr. & Alec Wilder -- The Hearts of Age (1934) / William Vance & Orson Welles -- The enigmatic world of Joseph Cornell -- Unreal news reels, nos. 1 & 2 (c. 1926 : creators unknown) -- The Children's Jury (c. 1938 : creators unknown) -- Thimble Theater (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell & Lawrence Jordan -- Carousel: Animal Opera (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell & Lawrence Jordan -- Jack's Dream (c. 1938) / Joseph Cornell & Lawrence Jordan.
   
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