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Edison: The Invention of the Movies DVD

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An Interactive History of the Edison Company and the Invention of the Motion Picture. An unprecedented collection from Kino International and the Film/Media Department of The Museum of Modern Art together with the Library of Congress

Featuring

  • 140 complete EDISON COMPANY films 1891-1918 restored and newly mastered for DVD with all new musical scores
  • Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MOMA’S EDISON COLLECTION never available to the public before Including:
    * Stills * Script fragments * Interoffice memos * Promotions
  • Film by film Program notes by Charles Musser, the world’s leading authority on the films of the Thomas Edison studio
  • Two Hours of interviews with archivists and Early Cinema Scholars
    * Steven Higgins – Curator, Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art
    * Charles Musser – Professor of Film and American Studies, Yale University
    * Patrick Loughney – Head, Moving Image Section, The Library of Congress
    * Michelle Wallace – Professor of English, The City College
    * Eileen Bowser – Curator Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art
    * Paul Israel – Director and editor of the Edison Papers
    * Richard Koszarski – Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University

DVD ONE
1889-91: Early Edison Camera Tests (Monkey-shines, 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 Laboratory * 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 * Photo-graphing 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

DVD TWO
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

DVD THREE
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

DVD FOUR
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

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Description

 

Year: 1891
Running Time: 910
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S.

Label: Kino Lorber

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Composed by Donald Sosin, Jon C. Mirsalis, Philip Carlii, Ben Model and Clark Wilson
Directed by (various) and Alan Crosland

 

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