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James Steffen <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 11:55:39 -0400
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But that's a horn well worth tooting--THE MOVIES BEGIN set is essential 
for any basic Film Studies collection, as is the EDISON: THE INVENTION 
OF THE MOVIES set that Jessica Rosner mentions.

In case you're all interested, I've created a web page on "Early Cinema 
on DVD" for the library here at Emory University:

It has listings for other DVD and VHS titles as well.

Best regards,
James Steffen

Quoting Jessica Rosner <[log in to unmask]>:

> Um I hate to toot my ( or rather my company's) own horn but the single best
> compilation of early films is Kino's Five volume DVD set
> THE MOVIES BEGIN. It has Melies, Lumiere, Edison, Porter, Griffith, etc
> 2 Volumes are from material from the BFI and 3 from film
> historian/preservationist David Shepard. As it was an "early" DVD release
> straight from the previous VSH no real extra's though there are few narrated
> Docs from the BBC on it. Here is the link to the info
> We also have a terrific VERY elaborate 4 volume set of Edison films
> Done with MOMA  & LOC material. Alas our great Lumiere DVD is out of print
> On 9/13/06 8:17 AM, "Jeff Evans" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> My department is slowly replacing films on VHS cassettes w/ those
>> on DVD.We're looking for suggestions for anthologies of early film
>> that would conveniently include the likes of the Lumieres, Edison,
>> Melies, Porter, etc. (I remember seeing a long time ago a
>> wonderfully self-conscious Melies' short called, I think, "The Magic
>> Box.")
>> Any suggestions on or offline will be appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Jeff Evans
>> University of Maine
>> ----
>> Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
> Proud Resident of a BLUE STATE
> Jessica Rosner
> Kino International
> 333 W 39th St. 503
> NY NY 10018
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> 212-629-6880
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> Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite

James M. Steffen
Film Studies and Media Librarian
Theater Studies Subject Liaison
Marian K. Heilbrun Music and Media Library
Emory University
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322-2870

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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite