The Invention of the Movies

DVD - 2005
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Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland.
Publisher: New York, NY : Kino on Video, [2005].
Branch Call Number: 791.4309 E23
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 910 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 08, 2011

Not for sensitive viewers.
Some shorts include deaths by firing squads and the intentional electrocution of a mature elephant!

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