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Scott Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 6 Oct 2006 11:38:42 -0400
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The films on Treasures and More Treasures are generally lesser-known (and often long thought missing) titles that have not had the years of upkeep that the well known early films on The Movies Begin have had.


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From:         Tim Shary <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:     Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Date:          Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:39:10 -0400

>I too agree that Kino's MOVIES BEGIN is probably the best compilation of
>early films.  The prints are crisp and clean, and there are many important
>and diverse films.  TREASURES FROM AMERICAN FILM ARCHIVES is very nice too,
>but not as comprehensive in terms of early film history, and many of the
>prints do not seem to have been preserved or restored very well.
>Tim Shary
>Clark University
>on 9/13/06 10:17 AM, Jessica Rosner at [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> 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
>Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite

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