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DVD/VIDEO/FILM

Title Early cinema : primitives and pioneers.

Published London : BFI Video, [2005?]

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  9318  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description 2 videodiscs (187 minutes) : silent with piano accompaniment, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Notes A DVD release of 60 films originally produced between 1895 and 1910 by the Lumière brothers, Georges Méliès, Birt Acres, R.W. Paul, George Albert Smith, the Sheffield Photographic Company, Haggar and Sons, Bamforth and Co Ltd, Williamson's Kinematograph Co Ltd., Hepworth Manufacturing Company, Cricks and Martin, Kineto Production Company, Pathé Frères, and Edison Manufacturing Company.
Apart from the Méliès title, film material was supplied by the National Film Archive.
Credits Neil Brand, Stephen Horne, John Sweeney (pianists); DVD production credits: Adrian Raistrick (producer); Heather Stewart, Erich Sargeant (executive producers); Marianthi Makra (production manager); Paul Elliman with Daniel Felstead (designer)
Contents [Disc 1] Lumière Brothers: Sortie d'usine (1895, 1.5 min.) ; Repas de bébé (1895, 1 min.) ; Démolition d'un mur (1896, 2.5 min.) ; Jardinier et le petit espiègle (L'Arroseur arrosé) (1895, 1 min.) ; Arrivée des Congressistes à Neuville-sur-Saône (1895, 1 min.) ; Arrivée d'un train en gare à La Ciotat (1895, 1 min.) ; Partie d'écarté (1895, 1 min.) ; Barque sortant du port (1895, 1 min.) ; Leaving Jerusalem by railway (1896, 1 min.) ; Bataille de boules de neige (1896, 1 min.) ; Pompiers à Lyon (1896, .5 min.) ; Niagara (1897, 1 min.) ; Spanish bullfight (1900, 1 min.) -- Georges Melies: Voyage à travers l'impossible (extract) (1904, 7 min.) -- Rough sea at Dover (1895, .5 min.) / Birt Acres -- R.W. Paul: Come along, do! (1898, 1 min.) ; Derby (1896, 1 min.) ; Countryman and the cinematograph (1901, .5 min.) ; Chess Dispute (1903, 1 min.) ; Extraordinary cab accident.
(1903, 1 min.) ; Buy your own cherries (1904, 4.5 min.) ; Motorist (1906, 2.5 min.) -- George Albert Smith: Miller and the sweep (1898, 1 min.) ; Kiss in the tunnel (1899, 1 min.) ; Let me dream again (1900, 1 min.) ; Grandma's reading glass (1900, 1.5 min.) ; As seen through a telescope (1900, 1 min.) ; Sick kitten (remake of The Little doctor, 1901) (1903, 1 min.) ; Mary Jane's mishap, or Don't fool with paraffin (1903, 4 min.) -- Daring daylight burglary (1903, 4 min.) / Frank Mottershaw -- Desperate poaching affray (1903, 3 min.) / Walter Haggar -- James Bamforth: Kiss in the tunnel (1899, 1 min.) ; Ladies' skirts nailed to a fence (1900, 1.5 min.) ; Biter bit (Joke on the gardener) (1900, 1 min.) ; Rough sea (1900, 1 min.) -- James A. Williamson: Attack on a China Mission (1900, 1.5 min.) ; Big swallow (1901, 1 min.) ; Stop, thief! (1901, 2 min.) ; Fire! (1901, 5 min.) ; Interesting story.
(1905, 4 min.)
[Disc 2] Cecil Hepworth: How it feels to be run over (1900, 1 min.) ; Explosion of a motor car (1900, 1.5 min.) ; Rescued by Rover (1905, 6.5 min.) -- Lewis Fitzhamon: Other side of the hedge (1905, 2 min.) ; That fatal sneeze (1907, 6 min.) -- Visit to Peek Frean and Co.'s Biscuit Works (extracts) (1906, 12 min.) / G.H. Cricks, J.H. Martin -- Day in the life of a coalminer (1910, 10 min.) / Kineto Production Company -- Pathé Frères: Par le trou de la serrure (Peeping Tom) (1901, 2 min.) ; Histoire d'un crime (1901, 5.5 min.) ; Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs (1905, 4.5 min.) ; Rêve et réalité (1901, 1 min.) ; Révolution en Russie (Les Evenements d'Odessa) (1905, 3 min.) ; Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse (1906, 12 min.) ; Cheval emballé (1907, 7 min.) ; Physician of the castle (1908, 6 min.) ; Magic bricks (1908, 3 min.) -- Edison Manufacturing Company: Dewar's, it's Scotch (1898, 1 min.) ; Gay shoe clerk (1903, 1.5 min.) ; Great train robbery (1903, 12 min.) ; Dream of a rarebit fiend (1906, 5 min.)
Audience UK cert. E (exempt from classification)
Summary A collection of 60 films from the pre-1910 period of cinema, presented with an optional commentary written by film historian, Barry Salt. The films, all preserved at the BFI NFT Archive, have been remastered for this collection. The anthology comes with a new isolated improvised score provided by Neil Brand, Stephen Horne and John Sweeney, pianists at the NFT in London.
System notes DVD region 2.
Other author Salt, Barry, commentator.
Lumière, Auguste, 1862-1954, producer.
Lumière, Louis, 1864-1948, producer.
Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938, producer.
Acres, Birt, 1854-1918, producer.
Paul, R. W. (Robert William), producer.
Smith, George Albert, 1864-1959, producer.
Sheffield Photo Co.
Haggar and Sons.
Bamforth & Co.
Williamson's Kinematograph Company.
Hepworth Manufacturing Company.
Cricks and Martin Films.
Kineto Production Company.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Subject Silent films.
Publisher Number BFIVD643 British Film Institute Video