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SOURCES FOR FILMS Many films from this decade are difficult to find. Some titles are only available in film archives. Some may be acquired for personal use, but only from small companies that distribute “collector’s copies” on VHS or DVD-R. Typically mastered from video copies of battered and “dupey” 8 mm or 16 mm prints, these copies are often well below normal commercial standards. Quite a few silent films have been released by commercial distributors, but individual titles, particularly short films, can be difficult to locate when they appear on multi-title DVDs that vendors or libraries might catalogue using only the overall title. This guide will aid readers in locating sources for the films that are examined in detail in this volume. DVDs, like books, may go out of print over time, but the information below will nevertheless assist in the placement of interlibrary loan requests should a title become otherwise unavailable . A good source of information about the availability and quality of silent films on DVD and VHS is www.silentera.com. All the companies and organizations listed below have web sites that can be located easily by typing their full names into any Internet search engine. For companies whose titles appear multiple times within the following list, we have abbreviated the full names as follows: Grapevine = Grapevine Video Kin = Kino International LOC = Library of Congress For titles discussed in this volume that do not appear in the list below, the reader may assume that the film has survived (unless the discussion indicates otherwise) but is available only in a film archive. Specific information about the location and preservation status of virtually all surviving films from this era may be found in the FIAF International Film Archive Database, an online database available from Ovid (www.ovid.com) via library subscription. FILMS AND SOURCES Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Band Drill (1894) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). 247 Black Diamond Express (1896) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Blacksmithing Scene (1893) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). College Chums (1907) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). A Corner in Wheat (1909) is on DVD on D. W. Griffith, Years of Discovery: 1909–1913 and on Griffith Masterworks: Twenty-Three Complete Films, 1909–1913 (Kino). Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). A Drunkard’s Reformation (1909) is on DVD on D. W. Griffith: Director (Grapevine). Electrocuting of an Elephant (1903) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Enchanted Drawing (1900) is on VHS on Origins of American Animation, 1900–1921 (LOC). Films of the San Francisco Earthquake (1906) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Fire Rescue (1894) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903) is on DVD and VHS on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino) and The Movies Begin (Kino). The Great Train Robbery (1903) is on DVD and VHS on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino) and The Movies Begin (Kino). How a French Nobleman Got a Wife through the New York Herald “Personal” Columns (1904) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Humorous Phases of Funny Faces (1906) is on VHS on Origins of American Animation, 1900–1921 (LOC). Jack and the Beanstalk (1902) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). The John C. Rice–May Irwin Kiss (1896) is on DVD and VHS on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino) and The Movies Begin (Kino). Laughing Gas (1907) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Life of an American Fireman (1903) is on DVD and VHS on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino) and The Movies Begin (Kino). McKinley at Home (1896) is on DVD and VHS on The Movies Begin (Kino). McKinley Parade (1896) is on DVD on Edison: The Invention of the Movies (Kino). Mr. Flip (1909) is on DVD and VHS on Slapstick Encyclopedia (Kino...

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ISBN
9780813546445
Related ISBN
9780813544427
MARC Record
OCLC
318240465
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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