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Mitchell and Kenyon 025: Operatives Leaving Messrs Pilkington Bros. Works, St. Helen's, March 10, 1900
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produced by Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013), 2 mins
Workers spill out of a glass manufacturing factory in this early film from travelling filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon. This is one of 124 ‘factory gate’ films in the Mitchell & Kenyon collection. The interiors of factories were not recorded due to the lack of light. In film’s early years, the pion...
produced by Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 2013), 2 mins
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Do Zan
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written by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; directed by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; performed by Merila Zare'i, 1971-, Atila Pesiani, fl. 1988-2012, Reza Khandan, 1953-2010, Niki Karimi, 1971- and Mohammad Reza Forutan, 1965- (Iran: Privately Published, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins
This drama was directed by Tahmineh Milani and features Mohammad Reza Forutan, Niki Karimi, and Reza Khandan.
written by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; directed by Tahmineh Milani, fl. 1989-2013; performed by Merila Zare'i, 1971-, Atila Pesiani, fl. 1988-2012, Reza Khandan, 1953-2010, Niki Karimi, 1971- and Mohammad Reza Forutan, 1965- (Iran: Privately Published, 1999), 1 hour 35 mins
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Silent Shakespeare
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by William K. L. Dickson, 1860-1935, Walter Pfeffer Dando, 1852-, Percy Stow, 1876-1919, J. Stuart Blackton, 1875-1941, Charles Kent, 1852-1923 and Gerolamo Lo Savio, 1865-1931; produced by British Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Clarendon Film Company, Vitagraph Company of America, Film d'Arte Italiana and Co-operative Cinematograph; performed by Herbert Beerbohm Tree, 1852-1917, Dora Senior, 1878-1945, William V. Ranous, 1857-1915, Maurice Costello, 1877-1950, Ermete Novelli, 1851-1919, Francesca Bertini, 1892-1985, Florence Turner, 1885-1946, Charles Kent, 1852-1923, James Berry, 1883-1915 and Alfred Brydone, 1863-1920 (Harrington Park, NJ: Milestone Films, 1999), 1 hour 29 mins,
Source: www.milestonefilms.com
In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming, moving and magical films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the greatest actors of the day. As...
written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by William K. L. Dickson, 1860-1935, Walter Pfeffer Dando, 1852-, Percy Stow, 1876-1919, J. Stuart Blackton, 1875-1941, Charles Kent, 1852-1923 and Gerolamo Lo Savio, 1865-1931; produced by British Mutoscope and Biograph Company, Clarendon Film Company, Vitagraph Company of America, Film d'Arte Italiana and Co-operative Cinematograph; performed by Herbert Beerbohm Tree, 1852-1917, Dora Senior, 1878-1945, William V. Ranous, 1857-1915, Maurice Costello, 1877-1950, Ermete Novelli, 1851-1919, Francesca Bertini, 1892-1985, Florence Turner, 1885-1946, Charles Kent, 1852-1923, James Berry, 1883-1915 and Alfred Brydone, 1863-1920 (Harrington Park, NJ: Milestone Films, 1999), 1 hour 29 mins,
Source: www.milestonefilms.com
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Georges Méliès: Cinema Magician
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directed by Patrick Montgomery, 1949- and Luciano Martinengo, fl. 1978; produced by Blackhawk Films (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1978), 21 mins
GEORGES MÉLIÈS: CINEMA MAGICIAN is a documentary on the filmmaker’s life, integrating rare photographs, early drawings and numerous clips. It charts Méliès’ rise from shoe factory worker to proprietor of Paris’s mystical Théatre Robert-Houdin, where he learned the skills to become a cinematic illusionis...
directed by Patrick Montgomery, 1949- and Luciano Martinengo, fl. 1978; produced by Blackhawk Films (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1978), 21 mins
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History of Australian Cinema, Part 1, The Pictures That Moved, 1896-1920
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directed by Alan Anderson, fl. 1948, in History of Australian Cinema, Part 1 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1968), 43 mins
The film starts with the 1896 Melbourne Cup race, the 1900 multimedia event 'Soldiers of the Cross' and the 1906 hour-long feature 'The Story of the Kelly Gang'. It moves through ethnographic and actuality films, newsreels and features to the 1920 features 'Robbery Under Arms' and 'The Sentimental Bloke'. Using ex...
directed by Alan Anderson, fl. 1948, in History of Australian Cinema, Part 1 (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australia. National Film and Sound Archive, 1968), 43 mins
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By the Sun's Rays
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directed by Charles Giblyn, 1871-1934; performed by Seymour Hastings, 1872-, Lon Chaney, 1883-1930 and Murdock MacQuarrie, 1879-1942 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1914), 11 mins
This is Lon Chaney's 1914 one-reel western.
directed by Charles Giblyn, 1871-1934; performed by Seymour Hastings, 1872-, Lon Chaney, 1883-1930 and Murdock MacQuarrie, 1879-1942 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1914), 11 mins
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Affairs of the Heart
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directed by Emile Cohl, 1857-1938; produced by Gaumont Film Company (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1909), 4 mins
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema.
directed by Emile Cohl, 1857-1938; produced by Gaumont Film Company (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1909), 4 mins
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The Boy and the Convict
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directed by Dave Aylott, fl. 1909; produced by Williamson Kinematograph Company (London, England: British Film Institute, 1909), 12 mins
This silent film, directed by David Aylott and adapted from a novel by Charles Dickens, is about how a convict’s life changes after meeting a boy in a graveyard.
directed by Dave Aylott, fl. 1909; produced by Williamson Kinematograph Company (London, England: British Film Institute, 1909), 12 mins
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Comic Mutations
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directed by Emile Cohl, 1857-1938; produced by Gaumont Film Company (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1909), 3 mins
During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advancing the fledgling art of cinema.
directed by Emile Cohl, 1857-1938; produced by Gaumont Film Company (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1909), 3 mins
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Corner in Wheat
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directed by D. W. Griffith, 1875-1948; produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company; performed by Mack Sennett, 1880-1960, James Kirkwood, 1875-1963, Frank Powell, fl. 1915 and Grace Henderson, 1861-1944 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1909), 14 mins
This powerful social commentary is one of a selection of short motion pictures that traces D. W. Griffith's rapid, unparalleled development as a filmmaker during his five year stint at the Biograph Company, a development that contributed substantially to the emergence of film as a powerful form of cultural express...
directed by D. W. Griffith, 1875-1948; produced by American Mutoscope and Biograph Company; performed by Mack Sennett, 1880-1960, James Kirkwood, 1875-1963, Frank Powell, fl. 1915 and Grace Henderson, 1861-1944 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1909), 14 mins
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