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1930 Jean Vigo
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À propos de Nice is a 1930 silent short documentary film directed by Jean Vigo and photographed by Boris Kaufman. The film depicts life in Nice, France by documenting the people in the city, their daily routines, a carnival and social inequalities. Vigo described the film in an address to the Groupement des Spectateurs d'Avant-Garde: "In this film, by showing certain basic aspects of a city, a way of life is put on trial... the last gasps of a society so lost in its escapism that it...
Topics: vigo, nice, silent film, muet, french, movie
The Video Cellar Collection
Mar 20, 1927 Lois Weber
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A rarity. Surviving extant fragments of the 1926 production based on Ernest Pascal's story "Egypt". Roughly 1/3 of the film missing. Most of the beginning middle and end of the film are present. All of the material is pieced together in the correct chronological order it appeared in the film. This is the final feature directed by Lois Weber. This film stars the legendary silent screen siren Billie Dove.
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Topics: silent, universal pictures, silent film, billie dove, lois weber, ernest pascal, egypt
The Video Cellar Collection
1927 Norman Dawn
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This is the greatest of all Austrlian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds. The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers...
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Topics: Australia, Silent Film, Epic, Marcus Clarke, Convicts, Wrongly Convicted, Doubles, Scandal
The Video Cellar Collection
1927 Tal Ordell
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Australian Silent film based on the Fatty Finn comic strips. This was the last silent film made in Australia. It was shot in the Sydney streets in 1927. The suburb where it is set is Wooloomoloo, which is an inner city suburb between the CBD and Potts Point. At the time this was film was made, it was a poor area. It is now an expensive, trendy suburb. The billy goat race had to be filmed in Queensland as the New South Wales government had banned such races a year before this film was made. The...
Topics: Feature Films, Australia, Silent Film, Early Features, Kids, Children, Billy Goat Races, Comics,...
Silent Films
1925
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1925 directed by Wilfred Noy starring Lila Lee, Gareth Hughes, Dolores Cassinelli and Bela Lugosi. A shady opera patron, (Lugosi), is in love with the same woman as his stepson.
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Topics: Midnight Girl, Bela Lugosi, silent film, Lila Lee
Feature Films
1925 NoseSilo
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1925 directed by Clarence Brown starring Rudolph Valentino as Drubovsky, Vilma Banky as Mascha, Louise Dresser as the Czarina, Albert Conti as Kuschka and James A. Marcus as Kryilla. After witnessing the daring rescue of a runaway carriage by the dashing, young Lieutenant Dubrovski, (Valentino), a smitten Czarina orders him to attend a private dinner. After a few drinks, the middle aged Czarina begins feeling a little lusty and exits to change into something more comfortable. The young...
Topics: Eagle, Rudolph Valentino, Valentino, Clarence Brown, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti,...
The Video Cellar Collection
1921 John K Wells
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Australian silent film from 1921 about the lives of the people in the horse racing world. DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY John K Wells WRITTEN BY John Cosgrove and John K Wells CAST Agnes Vernon - Bobbie Morton (as Brownie Vernon) Robert MacKinnon - Richard Morton Jr John Cosgrove - Dennis O'Hara John Faulkner - Richard Morton Sr Tal Ordell - Phillip Droone Evelyn Johnson - Myra Fane Raymond Lawrence - Jeffrey Manners Gerald Harcourt - Toby Makin Tommy Denman - Dingo Kennaquhair - Alert
Topics: Australia, Australian Cinema, silent, silent film, horses, racing, intrigue
Silent Films
1921 Alexandre Dumas
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Camille is a 1921 silent film starring Rudolph Valentino and Alla Nazimova. It is one of numerous screen adaptations of La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. The original play opened in Paris in 1852. The film moves the setting of the story to 1920s Paris, and includes many lavish Art Deco sets, including that of Marguerite's apartment. Natacha Rambova, who would later become Valentino's second wife, was the movie's art director. SYNOPSIS: Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls...
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Topics: Gen X, Silent Film, Drama, Alexandre Dumas, Rudolph Valentino, Alla Nazimova
Silent Films
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This is the movie that made Rudolph Valentino a star. Written by June Mathis it was released in 1921 and was the best selling movie of that year. It went on to tbe th 6th best selling silent of all time, and at one point it was likely the highest grossing movie of all time due to rereleases (it was bumped by Gone with the Wind's release). For more info about the film and production please see http://forgetthetalkies.com/2008/06/valentino-review-four-horsemen-of.html This film will also...
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Topic: war, anti war, peace, rudolph valentino, tango, silent film
The Video Cellar Collection
1920 Jesse L Lasky
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A man is held captive by island natives who believe that his daughter has stolen a pearl belonging to their idol. This is a five reel truncated 1922 Realart print of the Houdini mystery missing a large chunk from the middle of this originally seven reel production.
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Topics: harry houdini, silent film, paramount pictures, mystery, realart, magician, illusionist, island,...
Silent Films
1919 Harry Garson Productions
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A young woman, confronted by four options for proceeding in her life, is granted the ability to see what results would come from her choice of of the options. After she sees her future along three of the roads, she makes her choice. This film is often credited for giving Valentino the role that led to him being cast in The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (1921). Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Gareth Hughes and Pauline Starke Features: Rudolph Valentino Runtime: 78 min Sound Mix: Silent Color:...
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Topics: Gen X, Silent Film, Rudolph Valentino, Drama
Silent Films
1918 Universal Film Manufacturing Company
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A French bedroom style farce, a down-on-their-luck married society couple (Dorian and Warren) persuade an unmarried pair (Valentino and Myers) to take their places at a party while they pretend to be the servants to impress a man of means who may give them money and assistance. In contrast to the screen persona of "The Great Lover", Valentino's character of Richard Thayer is shy and insecure. For this film, he performed several scenes of physical comedy and pratfalls, including...
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Topics: Gen X,, Comedy, Drama, Silent Film, Rudolph Valentino, Carmel Myers
The Video Cellar Collection
1917 Cecil B Demille
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During the California gold rush, a young woman travels to the west coast to live with her uncle. When she arrives she discovers he has been killed by the natives and his identity and property taken by a notorious outlaw. Stars Mary Pickford Produced and Directed by Cecil B Demille An Artcraft Picture
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Topics: Mary Pickford, Cecil B Demille, Artcraft Pictures, identity, murder, revenge, criminal, outlaw,...
The Video Cellar Collection
1917 Cecil B Demille
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During the first world war, a young American woman's boat is torpedoed by a German U-Boat. When she manages to return to her ancestral country of France, she witnesses the German atrocities first hand. This is Wallace Beery's first screen appearance (he plays a German soldier) Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Hobart Bosworth, Ben Alexander Directed by Cecil B Demille An Artcraft Picture
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Topics: war, world war I, first world war, france, germany, america, u boat, torpedo, silent film, feture...
The Video Cellar Collection
1915 Cecil B Demille
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1915 silent film directed by Cecil B Demille starring Fannie Ward. This film was selected for preservation in America's "National Film Registry". A desperate socialite turns to a Burnese Ivory trader after she is almost found out for embezzling funds from her charity.
Topics: crime, silent film, feature film, fannie ward, cecil b demille, jesse lasky, paramount pictures,...
Silent Films
1915
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Alice In Wonderland (1915) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004873/ This is a shorter cut of the film, clocking in at 42minutes : 7seconds It is also "tinted" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_tinting A full cut of this film is available on archive.org in black and white. ~~~~ Container: mkv Video: h.264 (x264) @ 1500kbps Audio: NONE or AC3 direct copy from source Soundtrack: The video is accompanied by a soundtrack which is synced up nicely to the movie. It is sourced from an early vinyl...
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Topics: alice in wonderland, lewis carrol, 1915, fantasy, silent, silent film, tinted, tinted film
The Video Cellar Collection
1915 Cecil B Demille
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Cecil B Demille's 1915 film of Prosper Merimee's 1845 novella (which was the basis of Bizet's famous opera.) Carmen, a gypsy woman, seduced lawyer Don Jose in an attempt to assist her clan's smuggling trade. Don Jose is obsessed with Carmen and turns to crime to maintain her attentions.
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Topics: crime, carmen, don jose, prosper merimee, cecil b demille, jesse lasky, romance, obsession, love,...
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1914 Cecil B Demille
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Cecil B Demille's silent feature film version of Owen Wister's novel "The Virginian" starring Dustin Farnum. A cowboy romances the local school teacher and helps apprehend a gang of cattle rustlers.
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Topics: cecil b demille, jess lasky, paramount, famous players, silent film, feature film, western, dustin...
The Video Cellar Collection
1912 Helen Gardner
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Cleopatra is a silent film created in 1912 by Helen Gardner and the Helen Gardner Picture Players. The film, in which Gardner stars in the title role, was based on a play written by Victorien Sardou. In a series of elaborately staged tableaux, it depicts Cleopatra (Gardner) and her love affairs, first with handsome fisherman-slave Pharon, then with Marc Antony. The film features lavish sets and costumes and at just over an hour, it was considered fairly lengthy.
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Topics: Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mar Antony, Helen Gardner, Charles Gaskill, Ancient Egypt, Ancient...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1912 Segundo de Chomón
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1912 Segundo de Chomón Gérone, La Venise Espagnole - Girona, the Spanish Venice
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Documentary
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1911 Segundo de Chomón
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1911 Segundo de Chomón Barcelone Et Son Parc (Barcelona And The Park)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Documentary
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1911 Segundo de Chomón
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1911 Segundo de Chomón Burgos (Voyage)
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Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Documentary
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1910 Segundo de Chomón
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1910 Segundo de Chomón L'Epée du Spirite (The Sword of Spirit)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
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1910 Segundo de Chomón
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1910 Segundo de Chomón Flema Inglesa (Fallen Spirit)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1909 Segundo de Chomón
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How do you deal with an invisible thief? ORIGINAL TITLE Le voleur invisible YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Segundo de Chomón CINEMATOGRAPHER Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1909 (France) Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
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Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Comedy, Animation, Stop-Motion
The Georges Méliès Collection
1909 Georges Méliès
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On exiting a strange cone a young girl deploys her butterfly wings. Mr Méliès is preparing for the show. In a puff of smoke, a star in the centre of which a second young girl appears, occupies the centre of the stage. As quick as lightning and the young girl from the star is transformed into a threatening spider-woman. But Méliès is there! With a magical gunshot the sprawling creature disappears in an enormous cloud of smoke. His mastery of special effects through spectacular staging...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1909 Segundo de Chomón
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NOTE: Only a fragment of this film survives. Here is what remains. By the time this short subject came out, Segundo de Chomón had bested Georges Melies at his own game. His camera magic was as fully developed as Melies. His sense of humor was sharper and his scenes had invaded the real world. Many of the shots of this split-reel short about a bizarre group of tramp musicians who disappear into and out of drums, beach umbrellas and whatnots are shot in the street and the others are on stages...
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1909 Segundo de Chomón
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1909 Segundo de Chomón L'Araignée D'or The Gold Spider by Segundo de Chomón "L'Araignée d'or" (The Golden Spider 1909) is an excellent short film that tells a fantastic and delightful story wherein a lumberjack, who shares his strange adventure with the audience by looking directly into the camera, follows four gnomes during their peculiar stroll through the forest. In a pond of water, the gnomes pick up a golden spider who has special and profit making abilities. They take him to...
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1909 Segundo de Chomón
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1909 Segundo de Chomón Une Excursion Incohérente (A Tour Inconsistent)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1909 Segundo de Chomón
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1909 Segundo de Chomón La Leçon de Musique (The Music Lesson)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1908 Segundo de Chomón
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1908 Segundo de Chomón L'abeille et la Rose (Bee and Rose)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1908 Segundo de Chomón
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1908 Segundo de Chomón L'insaisissable Pickpocket
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Comedy
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1908 Segundo de Chomón
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1908 Segundo de Chomón Sculpteur Moderne (Modern Sculptor or Modern Sculpture)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1908 Segundo de Chomón
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Cauchemar et Doux Reves [Sweet Dreams Intermingled with Nightmares] by Segundo de Chomón released in 1908
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1908 Segundo de Chomón
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1908 Segundo de Chomón La L'gende du Fantome - Legend of a Ghost
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy, Horror
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1908 Segundo de Chomón
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Le Reve des Marmitons (Dream of the Marmitons) by Segundo de Chomón released in 1908.
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Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1907 Segundo de Chomón
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Sadly, only a fragment of this film seems to have survived. Fortunately, we are here to view it. I don't know about you but watching this made me want to go play outside. Maybe it was the jumping water sprites? Director: Segundo de Chomón Writer: Segundo de Chomón Stars: Julienne Mathieu Country: France Language: French Release Date: 23 November 1907 (USA) Also Known As: The Enchanted Pond Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Fragment, Julienne Mathieu
The Georges Méliès Collection
1907 Georges Méliès
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"How Bridget's Lover Escaped" ("Le marriage de Victoire") is a comedy from Georges Méliès. It begins with a man (I think he's a fireman) in he kitchen--making out with the cook, Bridget. When folks overhear the commotion, they enter the kitchen and the man hides. After a while, I guess he got bored and attacks them. This leads to a police chase on the rooftops of Paris. In the end, Bridget and her lover marry. Director: Georges Méliès
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Comedy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1907 Segundo de Chomón
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1907 Segundo de Chomón Satan s'amuse (Satan has fun)
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy, Horror
The Georges Méliès Collection
1907 Georges Méliès
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Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything darkens and the astronomer hurries upstairs to his telescope. It is an eclipse of the sun, and through his glass, he sees a female moon coming toward a masculine sun, flirting as they move closer to what becomes a consummation. The heavens erupt with showers of...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Drama, Romance
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1907 Segundo de Chomón
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1907 Segundo de Chomón Le Scarabe d'or (The Golden Beetle) Note: This film is often incorrectly attributed to Ferdinand Zecca, a very talented comtemporary film-maker who often collaborated on films with Segundo de Chomón through Pathé Frères, for its direction. Weird, creative, and colorful, the visuals in "The Golden Beetle" are as spectacular as anything made in the early years of cinema. This had to have taken both a lot of skill and a lot of work to plan and execute. It uses...
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1906 Segundo de Chomón
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A grocer electrifies his goods to prevent thieves from running off with his ware. Unfortunately, the current can't tell the difference between thieves and other people... Director: Segundo de Chomón Writer: Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Known As (AKA) The Electric Current Release Date 1906
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Short Film, Silent Film, Comedy
The Georges Méliès Collection
1906 Georges Méliès
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Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him on a spit. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France release Dates: France 1905 USA 1906 Shoot location: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Also Known As (AKA) Les quatre cents farces du diable France (original title) Az ördög 400 csapása Hungary Czterysta zartów diabelskich...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Horror
The Georges Méliès Collection
1906 Georges Méliès
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Move over, Mad Men, THIS is how you run an advertising campaign - An entire wall of posters comes to life! Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release Date: France 1906 Also Known As (AKA) Les affiches en goguette France (original title) A vidám plakátok Hungary The Hilarious Posters USA
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Comedy
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
1906 Segundo de Chomón
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An artist is painting the portrait of a young woman dressed in a country costume in his attic studio. The landlord demands the rent, but the artist has no money and forces the landlord out. The model tries to comfort him, but he throws her out too. Dancing safes appear and he takes bags of gold coins out of them. A woman fairy appears and she transports them to a palace. Soldiers march in and a troupe of women dancers perform. The scene changes to an area before a fountain, but everyone...
Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Drama
The Video Cellar Collection
1906 Johnson and Gibson
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An attempt to create a coherent narrative out of all surviving fragments of Australia's first feature length film. Sections from the final reel are heavily decomposed. Running at just over 20 minutes, this is possibly the longest available version. What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906...
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Topics: Australia, Bushrangers, Ned Kelly, Silent Film, Early Features, Lost Films, Fragments
The Video Cellar Collection
1906 Charles Tait
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Some surviving fragments of the world's first feature length narrative film. Heavily decomposed What the posters said: "A thrilling moving picture from start to finish" "The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN." Written and Directed by Charles Tait 1868-1933 Released: December 1906 (Australia) January 1908 (Britain) 1910 (USA) Special contents of this edition copyright 2009 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted...
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Topics: Australia, Bushrangers, Ned Kelly, Silent Film, Early Features, Lost Films, Fragments
The Georges Méliès Collection
1906 Georges Méliès
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Robert Macaire et Bertrand aka Robert Macaire and Bertrand USA/UK aka Robert Macaire és Bertrand Hungary aka Robert Macaire et Bertrand, les Rois des Cambrioleurs France, proper Directed by Georges Melies Country: France 1906 Country: USA 1907 What it is: Comic slapstick chase movie Two thieves rob a bank and lead the police on a merry chase. Many of the Melies films I've covered are so full of fantastic content that I have no problem justifying my coverage of them. This one is the most...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Adventure
The Georges Méliès Collection
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A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams? Also Known As (AKA) Alchimiste...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
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A wizard sleeps at a table in his well-appointed sitting room. From a drawer in the table, a snake appears. The snake begins a series of transformations: he becomes a jester, a spider, and a woman. Each approaches the wizard as he sleeps. Each also works its magic on a glass vial on the wizard's table. Soon the vial has grown in size and is full of a bubbling liquid. The wizard wakes, the vial explodes. Who emerges victorious from the spells and dreams? Also Known As (AKA) Alchimiste...
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Hand-Coloured
The Georges Méliès Collection
1905 Georges Méliès
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A man stands in front of a backdrop painted with a nature scene. From a fan, he conjures a costume, then a woman appears inside it. An assistant carries in a mannequin; they dress her and she suddenly comes alive. The magic continues: footmen bring in a sedan chair. He covers two seated women with scarves; when he removes the scarves, the women have traded places. The women, the magician, his assistant, and the footmen continue to appear and disappear, changing places and costumes. Then they...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
1905 Georges Méliès
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Star Film 735 - 755 A street comedy of pranks and antics. Un Feu D'Artifice Improvisé France (original title) Unexpected Fireworks USA Váratlan tüzeset Hungary
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Georges Méliès Collection
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"The Inventor Crazybrains and his Wonderful Airship" (Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur) A Jules Verne-like flying airship soars the skies with floating mermaids before out of control fireworks put an end to the crazy inventor's dreams. Unlike the Technicolor wonders that would come decades later, this Georges Méliès film from 1905 achieved its color the old-fashioned way; they were painted on the film by hand.
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Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Silent Film, Short Film, Fantasy, Science Fiction
The Georges Méliès Collection
1905 Georges Méliès
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"A Mesmerian Experiment" was originally titled "Le Baquet de Mesmer" in French and it's another short from Georges Méliès. However, despite the title, it really has nothing to do with hypnosis (i.e., 'mesmerism'--named after the early hypnotist, Anton Mesmer). Like so many of Méliès' films, this one finds him playing the role of a magician--a common thing since in real life he was a stage magician. Here he's heavily disguised with fake hair and a HUGE beard and a period...
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Les cartes vivantes Also known as The Living Playing Cards in the USA (1905) French B&W : Short film Directed by Georges Méliès A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes alive. The magician puts her back into the card. The same thing happens with the King of Clubs: the card becomes alive. The king removes his costume, and there's something very...
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The Segundo de Chomón Collection
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Une nuit épouvantable aka Robert Macaire and Bertrand UK aka A Dreadful Night UK aka A Terrible Night USA Directed by Segundo de Chomón Country: France 1905 Length 40 Metres Run Time: 2 minutes A poor soldier of fortune comes to an inn to enjoy a rest but he reckons with an evil spirit. After several unsuccessful attempts over each other, it is blown away by a tremendous explosion which ripped through the house. He walks out. gasping amid the rubble.
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The jump cut was the key element in early movie conjurer Georges Méliès bag of tricks, and as he grew more experienced in the production of films so his use of this trick grew more sophisticated. This ingenious little movie shows off Méliès' adeptness to good effect, and it's clear that a lot of imagination has been used in a simple tale. A mischievous devil appears in a hotel room and is just preparing for a snooze when a traveler enters the room. Angered by this intrusion the devil plays...
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A combination gambling den and bawdy house is set up so that croupiers, patrons, prostitutes, and the owner can quickly change it all into a mercantile establishment when the cops stage a raid. The women become shop girls and customers, the men become clerks and shoppers. The craps table becomes a long counter. The police do raid the joint, and the nearly-instantaneous conversion into a dry goods store covers all the evidence. The police leave in dismay and disgust. But will they be back? What...
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A dramatic short by Georges Méliès. Country: France Release Date: 26 March 1904 Runtime: 3 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also Known As (AKA) Un miracle sous l'inquisition France (original title) A Miracle Under the Inquisition USA
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A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog leaps out from behind it. The dog becomes a woman, then a second woman appears. The conjurer sits them each on a box a few feet apart: suddenly the women have changed places. The disappearing and the transfers continue in front of a simple backdrop. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release...
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It is interesting that the Catholic -- but pro-Dreyfus -- Méliès would make this allegorical film about a symbolic Jew, played by Méliès himself, wandering throughout the ages, plagued for eternity by his complicity in the death of Christ. On the surface, the film isn't anti-Semitic so much as it is illustrative of a tenet in the Catholic faith going back to the Medieval period, still very much in force at the end of the 19th century. This dogma did led to widespread persecution of Jews in...
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The king of France receives a marvelous fan. The fan opens to reveal plain lace. This lace becomes pictures of women which then come to life an move in unison as their clothing changes. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release date USA 7 May 1904 Also Known As (AKA) Le merveilleux éventail vivant France (original title) A csodálatos élő legyező Hungary Fantastyczny wachlarz Poland The Marvellous Living Fan International (English title) The Wonderful Living Fan USA
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A cook has his hands full with three mischievous devils, who pop in and out of his kitchen. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Also Known As (AKA) Sorcellerie culinaire France (original title) Culinary Sorcery International (English title) Kulináris boszorkányság Hungary The Cook in Trouble USA
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1904 Georges Méliès
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A man in a silk top hat stands in front of an empty aquarium. He pours water into his hat and goes fishing, hooking a small one. He becomes a hobo and catches more and more fish from the hat. Then he starts pulling out rabbits. The backdrop becomes the sea, and a mermaid appears. She flirts and beguiles us. The mermaid becomes a woman who leaves the sea and joins the magician, who becomes Neptune. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Also...
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The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch of a novelist. Then, standing in the centre, he causes the living features of his sketch to appear in the place of his own, which is utterly devoid of whiskers. The change is made so mysteriously that the eye cannot notice it until one sees quite another person in the place of the first. Again another sketch...
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Long before Fred Astaire or Lionel Richie danced on the ceiling, there was Georges Méliès as "The Human Fly" in L'homme Mouche. 'Nuff said. L'homme Mouche, 1902, 1m46s Star Film Catalogue No. 415-416 Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Sound Mix: Silent Color: Color (hand colored) Release Date: February 1903 (USA) Production Co: Star-Film Also Known As (AKA) L'homme mouche France (original title) A légy-ember Hungary The Human Fly USA
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A comedic short from director Georges Méliès. Country: France Release Date: 13 February 1904 (USA) France (1903) Also Known As (AKA) Un peu de feu s.v.p. France (original title) Every Man His Own Cigar Lighter USA Nieco ognia prosze Poland
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A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief. The handkerchief, after being twirled about a wand, is changed to a napkin, and afterward to a tablecloth. Out of the table cloth comes a servant. The servant brings a low table upon which the juggler throws some magic powder. The powder takes fire and blazes up into a large flame, in the midst of which appears a beautiful female. The flame dies away,...
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Two impish clowns construct a magic lantern. They prop it up at an angle, and use it to project pictures onto a wall. When the picture show ends, they open up the lantern to reveal a group of dancing girls inside - and this is only the first of the indications that this lantern really is magical. Director: Georges Méliès Country: France Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Also Known As (AKA) La lanterne magique France (original title) A lámpa Hungary The Magic Lantern USA
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Pluto, having seen the earth, comes back home amazed at the success of that well-known dance, the "cake-walk." He has brought back with him two noted well-known dancers, who start their favorite dance amidst the flames. A queer and ugly being wishes also to join in the dance, but his limbs break away and dance far from him. All the subjects of His Majesty are seized with the irresistible mania for dancing, and start an unbridled provincial dance. At this sight Satan starts out of the...
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A boy is led into the frame by two nursemaids who give him a big ball to play with. For the remainder of the film heads appear and disappear, stage props blow up and turn into other objects or people, and finally Bob Kick disappears. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Country: France Release Date: 21 November 1903 Also Known As (AKA) Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible France (original title) Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid USA
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Sadly the only thing available are just a few fragments running just over a minute. Since there aren't any title cards it's going to be important for the viewer to already know the story. However, with that said, even if you do know the story then it might be hard to pick up on what's actually going on. The first scene has Crusoe fighting off some men coming after him. The second scene has him in a cottage just sitting around. I'm not sure how much of this movie is missing or if it was...
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With godly entrapment, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back? Country: France Release Date: 7 November 1903 (USA) Also Known As (AKA) Le...
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In a corner of the garden we see an ornamental fountain. An old professor comes along, looking for a nice spot where he can teach his pupils. Finding the fountain to his liking he goes after his scholars. A mysterious person who has noticed the old man, by means of a balloon, a handkerchief and a coat, constructs a peculiar figure, doing a lot of tricks at the same time. The professor returns with his class and all prepare for work, when, at the sign of the juggler, the statue comes to life,...
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Star Film Catalogue No. 284 L'Artiste et le Mannequin (The Artist and the Dummy) Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: April 1903 (USA) AKA: The Artist and the Dummy Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White A very simple gag film as a young lady substitutes herself for a dummy in order to play a practical joke on an artist, this one-minute film could have been made by almost anyone at this point of time - and it was made, in varying forms, by several...
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