October: Ten Days That Shook the World

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Seeing The World
Among the ten films in this section are a transatlantic crossing in a Zeppelin dirigible, a 1925 stencil-colored trek through the Belgian Congo, World War I-era Parisian street kids in Montmartre, a 1916 visit to Los Angeles, a 1927 sound film of pilot Charles Lindbergh embarking on his New York-Paris…
Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913, Part 1
The invention of cinema--and its growth into a sophisticated art form--are vividly brought to life in this massive collection of films from the early years of the influential Gaumont Film Company. Each disc is devoted to one of Gaumont's artistic directors, who oversaw all film production at the studio, and…
Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913, Part 3
The invention of cinema--and its growth into a sophisticated art form--are vividly brought to life in this massive collection of films from the early years of the influential Gaumont Film Company. Each disc is devoted to one of Gaumont's artistic directors, who oversaw all film production at the studio, and…
Gaumont Treasures 1897-1913, Part 2
The invention of cinema--and its growth into a sophisticated art form--are vividly brought to life in this massive collection of films from the early years of the influential Gaumont Film Company. Each disc is devoted to one of Gaumont's artistic directors, who oversaw all film production at the studio, and…
Chaplin at Keystone
Charles Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian, and after a year, had not only established his Tramp character, learned to write and direct his own films, and also achieved public recognition as a star comedian. Although Keystone did not publicize its…
Georges Méliès Collection
Georges Melies built the world's first movie studio in 1896 near Paris; from it cascaded fantastic magic films, dream films, historical reconstructions, imaginary journeys, melodramas, slapstick comedies -- even erotic films. A genuine virtuoso, Melies produced and directed his films while also devising the narratives; designing the sets, costumes and…
New Beginnings
Seven early cinematic experiments of Lumiere, Georges Mendel and others, including Cyrano De Bergerac (1900), generally believed to be the first ever film produced with both color and sound.
Magical Movies
Five early fantasy and trick films--including a previously-unseen trick film by Georges Melies, hand-colored films from Segundo de Chomon and Gaston Velle, and astonishing stop-motion animation from 1911.
Edison Album (A Collection of Films from the Thomas Edison Studios)
The landmark first "peep-show" films that dazzled the viewers of the Kinetoscope were created by Thomas A. Edison and W.K.L. Dickson, and continue to be known as the first revelation of what film would become. Inventor Thomas A. Edison and William. K. L. Dickson, his principal associate, began work on…
The Magic Of Méliès
Tribute is paid to the screen's first special effects wizard in this special collection of marvelously restored prints. In addition to more than a dozen of his early trompes l'oeil - such as Untamable Wiskers, Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer, and The Mermaid - this volume boasts the illuminating documentary, Georges…
Battleship Potemkin
Odessa - 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin, the ship's loyal crew contemplates the unthinkable - mutiny. Seizing control of the Potemkin and raising the red flag of revolution, the sailors' revolt becomes the rallying point for a Russian populace ground under the boot…
Strike
The first feature film by the director of Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein's STRIKE is a visual tour-de-force that employs his groundbreaking montage editing and experimental camerawork to dramatize the saga of a bitterly-fought factory strike in 1903.