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I suggest the Library of Congress collection of early films.
These have been carefully restored and include expert
commentary.  Just as important as the rare films, they
include films with regional/cultural significance.  I don't
have the link but its title is "Treasures From American Film Archives"


Robert Johnson, Jr.
Framingham State College

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Subject: [SCREEN-L] early film title


> 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
> 
> 
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Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite
http://www.ScreenSite.org