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Jessica Rosner <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:17:39 -0400
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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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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite