The Resource The European pioneers, Kino International ; a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by Heather Stewart, (videorecording)

The European pioneers, Kino International ; a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by Heather Stewart, (videorecording)

Label
The European pioneers
Title
The European pioneers
Statement of responsibility
Kino International ; a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by Heather Stewart
Contributor
Author of afterword,
Commentator
Composer
Director
Film distributor
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A collection of early motion picture films from Europe, including works by Auguste and Louis Lumière, Robert W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James Bamforth & James A. Williamson
  • "While some may consider the cinema a distinctly American invention, the most influential figures during its infancy were two brothers in France: Auguste and Louis Lumière. In the beginning, they dominated world film production and distribution. Through the magic of cinema, such ordinary sights as the demolition of a wall, the arrival of a train, a family enjoying breakfast or workers exiting a factory were transformed into mystifying spectacles of light and motion, having their premiere on December 28, 1895. Perhaps the most extraordinary elements of this collection are the early British films, virtually unseen in the United States. Robert W. Paul, a scientific instrument maker by trade, devoted fifteen years to motion pictures, designing his own camera and projector and, in March 1896, staging the first performance by an Englishman of projected motion pictures to a fee-paying public. Paul's works range from Lumière-influenced actualities to experiments with stop-motion (Extraordinary Cab Accident, 1903) and miniature effects (The Motorist, 1906, made with Walter R. Booth). Other inventive artists represented herein include George Albert Smith, a well known scientific lecturer of the day; Walter Haggar and sons, who exhibited their films in a traveling tent show; Frank Mottershaw of the Sheffield Photographic Company; James Bamforth, also a manufacturer of lantern slides and picture postcards; and James Williamson, whose 1901 short Stop Thief! is considered the source of the subsequent development of the chase film."--Publisher
Member of
Additional physical form
Also issued on videocassette.
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Neil Brand ; program notes by Charles Musser
Dewey number
791.43/09
Language note
Silent film with musical accompaniment. Some intertitles, predominantly in English. Commentary and narration in English
LC call number
PN1993.5.A1
LC item number
M68 2002 vol.2
PerformerNote
Commentary by Barry Salt ; narrated by Charles Jamieson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1862-1954
  • 1864-1948
  • 1854-1918
  • 1869-1943
  • 1864-1959
  • 1851-1925
  • 1842-1911
  • 1855-1933
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stewart, Heather
  • Salt, Barry
  • Jamieson, Charles
  • Brand, Neil
  • Musser, Charles
  • Lumière, Auguste
  • Lumière, Louis
  • Acres, Birt
  • Paul, Robert
  • Smith, George Albert
  • Haggar, William
  • Bamforth, James
  • Williamson, James
  • Kino International Corporation
  • British Film Institute
  • Sheffield Photo Co
  • Haggar and Sons
  • Bamforth & Co
  • Williamson's Kinematograph Company
Runtime
58
Series statement
Movies begin : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913
Series volume
v. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Silent films
  • Motion picture film collections
  • Motion picture industry
  • Producers and directors
Technique
live action
Label
The European pioneers, Kino International ; a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by Heather Stewart, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Container subtitle: A treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913
  • Collective title from disc menu. Section titles, film titles & film credits from screen
  • Originally compiled for video in 1994
  • "Being forty formative works by: Louis Lumière, Walter Haggar, R.W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James A. Williamson, James Bamforth."--Front cover of container
Bar code
  • 31223126939504
  • 31223126939496
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1896)
  • L'Arrosseur arrose =
  • The sprinkler sprinkled
  • (1895)
  • Arrivee des Congressistes a Neuvill sur Saone =
  • Arrival of congress
  • (1895)
  • Arrivee d'un train =
  • Arrival of a train
  • (1895)
  • Sortie d'usine =
  • Partie d'ecarte =
  • Card party
  • (1895)
  • Barque sortant du port =
  • Boat leaving the port
  • (1895)
  • Leaving Jerusalem
  • (1896)
  • Snowball fight
  • (1896)
  • Leaving the Lumière factory
  • Pompiers a Lyon =
  • A fire run (Lyons)
  • (1896)
  • Niagara =
  • Niagara Falls
  • (1896) ; Spanish bullfight
  • (1900)
  • August and Louis Lumière
  • Rough sea at Dover
  • (1895)
  • (1895)
  • Birt Acres
  • Come along do!
  • (1898)
  • The derby
  • (1896)
  • The countryman and the cinematograph
  • (1901)
  • A chess dispute
  • (1903)
  • Extraordinary cab accident
  • Repas de bebe =
  • (1903)
  • Buy your own cherries
  • (1904)
  • The motorist
  • (1906)
  • R.W. Paul
  • The miller and the sweep
  • (1898)
  • The kiss in the tunnel
  • (1899)
  • The baby's meal
  • Let me dream again
  • (1900)
  • Grandma's reading glass
  • (1900)
  • As seen through a telescope
  • (1900)
  • Sick kitten
  • (1903)
  • Mary Jane's mishap
  • (1903)
  • (1895)
  • George Albert Smith
  • Daring daylight burglary
  • (1903)
  • Sheffield Photo Co.
  • Desperate poaching affray
  • (1903)
  • Walter Haggar, Haggar and Sons
  • Kiss in the tunnel
  • (1899)
  • Ladies' skirts nailed to a fence
  • Demolition d'un mur =
  • (1900)
  • Biter bit
  • (1900)
  • Rough sea
  • (1900)
  • James Bamforth, Bamforth and Company, Ltd.
  • Attack on a China mission
  • (1900)
  • The big swallow
  • (1901?)
  • Demolition of a wall
  • Stop thief
  • (1901)
  • Fire!
  • (1901)
  • An interesting story
  • (1905)
  • James Williamson, Williamson's Kinematograph Co
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (58 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329023621
Other physical details
sound, black and white and tinted black and white
Publisher number
K236B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)49394628
System details
DVD, NTSC
Terms governing use
"The program contained in this videocassette is licensed only for private home use. All other rights including, but not limited to, institutional and educational use with public performance rights (unless permission specifically granted by Kino International), unauthorized duplication, broadcast by any means, and rental circulation for profit-making-are retained by the copyright proprietor."--Back cover of container.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The European pioneers, Kino International ; a production of Film Preservation Associates and the British Film Institute ; produced for video by Heather Stewart, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Container subtitle: A treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913
  • Collective title from disc menu. Section titles, film titles & film credits from screen
  • Originally compiled for video in 1994
  • "Being forty formative works by: Louis Lumière, Walter Haggar, R.W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James A. Williamson, James Bamforth."--Front cover of container
Bar code
  • 31223126939504
  • 31223126939496
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (1896)
  • L'Arrosseur arrose =
  • The sprinkler sprinkled
  • (1895)
  • Arrivee des Congressistes a Neuvill sur Saone =
  • Arrival of congress
  • (1895)
  • Arrivee d'un train =
  • Arrival of a train
  • (1895)
  • Sortie d'usine =
  • Partie d'ecarte =
  • Card party
  • (1895)
  • Barque sortant du port =
  • Boat leaving the port
  • (1895)
  • Leaving Jerusalem
  • (1896)
  • Snowball fight
  • (1896)
  • Leaving the Lumière factory
  • Pompiers a Lyon =
  • A fire run (Lyons)
  • (1896)
  • Niagara =
  • Niagara Falls
  • (1896) ; Spanish bullfight
  • (1900)
  • August and Louis Lumière
  • Rough sea at Dover
  • (1895)
  • (1895)
  • Birt Acres
  • Come along do!
  • (1898)
  • The derby
  • (1896)
  • The countryman and the cinematograph
  • (1901)
  • A chess dispute
  • (1903)
  • Extraordinary cab accident
  • Repas de bebe =
  • (1903)
  • Buy your own cherries
  • (1904)
  • The motorist
  • (1906)
  • R.W. Paul
  • The miller and the sweep
  • (1898)
  • The kiss in the tunnel
  • (1899)
  • The baby's meal
  • Let me dream again
  • (1900)
  • Grandma's reading glass
  • (1900)
  • As seen through a telescope
  • (1900)
  • Sick kitten
  • (1903)
  • Mary Jane's mishap
  • (1903)
  • (1895)
  • George Albert Smith
  • Daring daylight burglary
  • (1903)
  • Sheffield Photo Co.
  • Desperate poaching affray
  • (1903)
  • Walter Haggar, Haggar and Sons
  • Kiss in the tunnel
  • (1899)
  • Ladies' skirts nailed to a fence
  • Demolition d'un mur =
  • (1900)
  • Biter bit
  • (1900)
  • Rough sea
  • (1900)
  • James Bamforth, Bamforth and Company, Ltd.
  • Attack on a China mission
  • (1900)
  • The big swallow
  • (1901?)
  • Demolition of a wall
  • Stop thief
  • (1901)
  • Fire!
  • (1901)
  • An interesting story
  • (1905)
  • James Williamson, Williamson's Kinematograph Co
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (58 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329023621
Other physical details
sound, black and white and tinted black and white
Publisher number
K236B
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)49394628
System details
DVD, NTSC
Terms governing use
"The program contained in this videocassette is licensed only for private home use. All other rights including, but not limited to, institutional and educational use with public performance rights (unless permission specifically granted by Kino International), unauthorized duplication, broadcast by any means, and rental circulation for profit-making-are retained by the copyright proprietor."--Back cover of container.
Video recording format
DVD

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