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History Of Motion Pictures
Early Films by Thomas Alva Edison 1905-1917 (2005)
[Model A2Z-DVD-01337] [UPC 882012501337]
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When celebrated American inventor Thomas Alva Edison finally authored the Kinetoscope (a machine for recording actual movement on film and another machine for viewing the resulting images) in the 19th century, he had the findings of other pioneers like Eastman and Muybridge to draw upon. However, he is rightly credited with the making of the first workable motion picture which revolutionized entertainment forever.

The History of Motion Pictures: Early Films by Thomas Alva Edison 1905 - 1917 DVD by A2ZCDS presents 19 unique examples of motion pictures from the early 20th Century. Each comes directly from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. Included on this fascinating DVD are such timeless cinema treasures as:



The Burglar's Slide for Life
The faithful and fiercely protective family dog is the hero of this film. The dog, perhaps the first of the animal movie-stars, is amazingly well trained to do the feats he performs on screen. He gives a merry chase to the burglar till the very end.


Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Producer: Edwin S. Porter
Year: 1905
Length: 00:05:39
Audio: Silent
Color: Black & White


The Little Train Robbery
The Little (toy) Train, full of genteel folk enjoying their trip, is suddenly attacked by a gang of robbers who escape with the cash. A cops-and-robbers chase follows with the capture of the culprits. The film is stacked with action, imaginatively produced and not without its funny moments, especially at the end.


Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Producer: Edwin S. Porter
Year: 1905
Length: 00:12:00
Audio: Silent
Color: Black & White


Army Pack Train Bringing Supplies
The Army moved its supplies on the backs of mules and horses way back then - much as it is still done in some parts of the world till date. Though a mundane task it showed the orderly lines maintained by the by the army in keeping discipline even among these beasts.


Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Producer: N/A
Year: 1906
Length: 00:01:49
Audio: Silent
Color: Black & White


The Stenographer's Friend
This is a must see film for all white collar workers. Witness the introduction of perhaps the first dictaphone for use in the office - much to the relief of everyone. Ever an inventor and an entrepreneur Thomas Edison is seen promoting the use of his latest invention the Dictaphone. The film also shows the advent of the women into the office as part of the office staff.


Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Producer: N/A
Year: 1910
Length: 00:08:33
Audio: Silent
Color: Black & White


Gold and Diamond Mines of South Africa
This film is surely a forerunner to the documentaries now being produced by the National Geographic and the Discovery Channel Networks. It describes how diamonds were mined in South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century.  


Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Producer: N/A
Year: 1917
Length: 00:07:35
Audio: Silent
Color: Black & White


R.F.D. 10,000 B.C.
This historic film, an amazing comedy in three parts, shows how true love triumphs on Valentines Day way back in 10,000 B.C. The production of the film reflects a discerning eye for detail in the costumes and background settings. For the first time special effects come into play to enhance the movie and inspire wonder and awe in the audience.


Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Producer: Willis H. O'Brien
Year: 1917
Length: 00:12:49
Audio: Silent
Color: Black & White

Running Time:
DVD One: 01:16:36


EDITORIAL REVIEW:

One recalls the historic words "I am experimenting upon an instrument which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear, which is the recording and reproduction of things in motion ...." uttered by Thomas A. Edison in 1888. As the world knows, this was a man who delivered what he promised. Our world would certainly not be the same if he had not been part of American history. Thomas Alva Edison was not a ploddingly meticulous scientist, but a creative genius who had an incalculable impact on the modern world.

These films produced by Thomas Edison Inc. from 1905 to 1917 posses a sense of professionalism, finesse and daring. There is a proper story line, well planned and executed shots and trained actors can be seen playing their roles with confidence. Each scene appears to be well rehearsed and then shot. It is as if entire sequences were shot in "take one" shots only.

The women in the films hold their own, are independent minded, not just the push-over types. Their roles have been well woven into the fabric of the story which credits the company with being forward thinking in terms of gender issues. A girl in the gang of outlaws and thieves is a very bold portrayal indeed and a lady stenographer in the office holding her own, is a very modern concept.

Thomas Edison was not only a genius scientist and a prolific inventor he was also a very smart businessman showing true entrepreneurship spirit when he made the film "The Stenographer's Friend." Any businessman, with an office to run, must surely have bought the Edison Dictaphone immediately after seeing the film. Here is a pioneer advertising film.

For all those interested in viewing pioneering vintage films, which broke new grounds in the realm of cinematography, scripting and production, this DVD will be a collector's delight. There is much to learn from these clips both for the student of cinematography, advertising and the mechanical minded.


CUSTOMER'S REVIEWS:

What a delightful DVD this turned out to be. My young kids loved "The Little Train Robbery," whereas my husband saw "The Stenographer's Friend" repeatedly as he was fascinated by the first ever dictaphone to be shown onscreen. A2ZCDS, you have become a true friend of the entire family as you cater to everyone's needs.

Customer's Name: Angie Richards (San Antonio, Texas)


Thomas Alva Edison was pure genius - and a smart one at that. I never tire of reading about him and now after watching this DVD I am in awe of the man's creativity in all spheres. You have to admire him for using the medium of moving pictures to sell his inventions, for being the first to rise above gender bias and for bringing special effects into the movie world. I am grateful to A2ZCDS for bringing out such old gems DVDs.

Customer's Name: David Weathermore (Detroit, Michigan)


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Product Details
Video Run Time - 77 Minutes
Video Format - NTSC
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Standard
Region Code - Worldwide
Packaging Type - Amaray
Release Date - 2005
UPC - 882012501337
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