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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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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: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 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: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1968), 43 mins
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The Biter Bit
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produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
In this short, silent film comedy from Bamforth Films, a man hiding behind a bush plays a practical trick on a gardener watering a lawn by kinking his hose and then releasing the kink so that the gardener is sprayed with water. The gardener finds the man and chases him.
produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
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Firemen Rescuing Men and Women
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directed by Albert E. Smith, 1875-1958 and J. Stuart Blackton, 1875-1941; produced by Edison Studios (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1899), 1 min
A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture.
directed by Albert E. Smith, 1875-1958 and J. Stuart Blackton, 1875-1941; produced by Edison Studios (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1899), 1 min
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Gold Rush Scenes in the Klondike
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directed by Robert K. Bonine, 1862-1923 and Thomas Crahan, 1859-1939; produced by Edison Studios (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1899), 1 min
A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture.
directed by Robert K. Bonine, 1862-1923 and Thomas Crahan, 1859-1939; produced by Edison Studios (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1899), 1 min
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King John, Excerpt
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directed by Walter Pfeffer Dando, 1852- and William K. L. Dickson, 1860-1935; performed by James Fisher, fl. 1899, F. M. Paget, fl. 1899, Dora Senior, 1878-1945 and Herbert Beerbohm Tree, 1852-1917 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 3 mins
A scene from the Her Majesty's Theatre production of 'King John', showing the death scene of King John from Act 5 Scene 7 of Shakespeare's play.
directed by Walter Pfeffer Dando, 1852- and William K. L. Dickson, 1860-1935; performed by James Fisher, fl. 1899, F. M. Paget, fl. 1899, Dora Senior, 1878-1945 and Herbert Beerbohm Tree, 1852-1917 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 3 mins
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The Kiss in the Tunnel
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directed by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959; produced by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959, George Albert Smith Films; performed by Laura Bayley, 1863-1938 and George Albert Smith, 1864-1959 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
In this short, silent film, directed by George Albert Smith, a couple in a train compartment share a kiss as the train goes through a tunnel. This film was remade by Bamforth Films using the same title, also in 1899. Both films have the same story and three scenes but with different actors and settings.
directed by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959; produced by George Albert Smith, 1864-1959, George Albert Smith Films; performed by Laura Bayley, 1863-1938 and George Albert Smith, 1864-1959 (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
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The Kiss in the Tunnel, Remake
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produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
In this short silent film, a couple in a train compartment share a kiss as the train goes through a tunnel. This version is a remake by Bamforth Films of the film with the same title directed by George Albert Smith, also in 1899. Both films have the same story and three scenes but with different actors and setting...
produced by Bamforth Films (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 1 min
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Mitchell and Kenyon 004: Kidnapping By Indians, 1899
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produced by Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 2 mins
This appears to be abortive material shot for the film released in 1899 as Kidnapped by Indians. The narrative is baffling as the ethnicity of the costumes is unclear, but seems to concern two girls in a camp who are attacked by 'Red Indians'. The Indians set fire to the camp and a gunfight ensues during which one...
produced by Mitchell and Kenyon (London, England: British Film Institute, 1899), 2 mins
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A Wringing Good Joke
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directed by James H. White, 1872-1944; produced by James H. White, 1872-1944, Edison Studios (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1899), 1 min
A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture.
directed by James H. White, 1872-1944; produced by James H. White, 1872-1944, Edison Studios (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 1899), 1 min
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