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Battleship Potemkin
Odessa - 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin, the ship's loyal crew contemplates the unthinkable - mutiny. Seizing control of the Potemkin and raising the red flag of revolution, the sailors' revolt becomes the…
Berlin, Symphony of a Great City
At once an invaluable photographic record of life in Weimar Berlin and a timeless demonstration of the cinema's ability to enthrall on a purely visceral level, Berlin, Symphony of a Great City (Berlin, die Symphonie der Grosstadt) offers a kaleidoscopic…
October: Ten Days That Shook the World
October: Ten Days That Shook the World is a 1927 Soviet silent propaganda film by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov, sometimes referred to as October . It is a film epic about the 1917 October Revolution and Revolution in Petrograd.…
Three Films by Alice Guy Blaché (A House Divided, Canned Harmony, and Falling Leaves)
In 1907, newly-married Alice and her husband Herbert Blache immigrated to the United States where they owned and operated their own studio plant, Solax, first located in Flushing, N.Y. and then in Fort Lee, N.J. (1910-1914). Madame Blache, as she…
Strike
The first feature film by the director of Battleship Potemkin , Sergei Eisenstein's STRIKE is a visual tour-de-force that employs his groundbreaking montage editing and experimental camerawork to dramatize the saga of a bitterly-fought factory strike in 1903.
Lumiere's First Picture Shows - 20 Films by Louis & Auguste Lumiere
Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory, The Gardener, Arrival of a Train at La Ciot Station and many more are on display in Lumiere's First Picture Show; a collection of firsts from the filmakers that started a business of film production,…
The Magic Of Méliès
Tribute is paid to the screen's first special effects wizard in this special collection of marvelously restored prints. In addition to more than a dozen of his early trompes l'oeil - such as Untamable Wiskers , Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer…
Edison Album (A Collection of Films from the Thomas Edison Studios)
The landmark first "peep-show" films that dazzled the viewers of the Kinetoscope were created by Thomas A. Edison and W.K.L. Dickson, and continue to be known as the first revelation of what film would become. Inventor Thomas A. Edison and…
Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913, Part 1
The invention of cinema--and its growth into a sophisticated art form--are vividly brought to life in this massive collection of films from the early years of the influential Gaumont Film Company. Each disc is devoted to one of Gaumont's artistic…
Seeing The World
Part of the Series: Saved From The Flames
Among the ten films in this section are a transatlantic crossing in a Zeppelin dirigible, a 1925 stencil-colored trek through the Belgian Congo, World War I-era Parisian street kids in Montmartre, a 1916 visit to Los Angeles, a 1927 sound…
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Magical Movies
Part of the Series: Saved From The Flames
Five early fantasy and trick films--including a previously-unseen trick film by Georges Melies, hand-colored films from Segundo de Chomon and Gaston Velle, and astonishing stop-motion animation from 1911. Clip #1: "Excelsior!--Prince Of Magicians (1901)--Melies" - Clip #2: "The Talion Punishment…
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New Beginnings
Part of the Series: Saved From The Flames
Seven early cinematic experiments of Lumiere, Georges Mendel and others, including Cyrano De Bergerac (1900), generally believed to be the first ever film produced with both color and sound. Clip #1: "Exiting The Factory (1896)--Lumiere" - Clip #2: "Arrival Of…
7 videos
Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913, Part 3
The invention of cinema--and its growth into a sophisticated art form--are vividly brought to life in this massive collection of films from the early years of the influential Gaumont Film Company. Each disc is devoted to one of Gaumont's artistic…
Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913, Part 2
The invention of cinema--and its growth into a sophisticated art form--are vividly brought to life in this massive collection of films from the early years of the influential Gaumont Film Company. Each disc is devoted to one of Gaumont's artistic…
Edison Shorts: Perils of the New Land - Films of the Immigrant Experience
This set presents three films from the pioneer Edison company: Police Force, New York City, The Call of the City, and McQuade of the Traffic Squad. Clip #1: "Police Force, New York City" - Clip #2: "The Call of the…
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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941
UNSEEN CINEMA: EARLY AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE FILM 1894-1941 is the ground-breaking retrospective that explores long-forgotten American experimental films made in the United States and Europe during the formative period of cinema. Arranged into thematic programs, the digital version consists of over…
7 videos
Chaplin at Keystone
Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had not only established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition…
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Georges Méliès Collection
Georges Melies built the world's first movie studio in 1896 near Paris; from it cascaded fantastic magic films, dream films, historical reconstructions, imaginary journeys, melodramas, slapstick comedies -- even erotic films. A genuine virtuoso, Melies produced and directed his films…
7 videos
Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera - and Other Newly-Restored Works
"I am an eye. A mechanical eye. I am the machine that reveals the world to you as only the machine can see it." - Dziga Vertov, "Kino-Eye" These words, written in 1923 (only a year after Robert Flaherty's Nanook…
4 videos
Edison: The Invention Of The Movies
An Interactive History of the Edison Company and the Invention of the Motion Picture. An unprecedented collection from Kino International and the Film/Media Department of The Museum of Modern Art together with the Library of Congress. Featuring 140 complete Edison…
4 videos