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The Movies Begin DVD
The Movies Begin

The Movies Begin

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A Five-Volume Boxed Set. The Great Train Robbery And Other Primary Works. The genesis of the motion picture medium is vividly recreated in this unprecedented collection of the cinema's formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these filmsreveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. The European Pioneers. While some may consider the cinema a distinctly American invention, the most influential figures during its infancy were two brothers in France: Auguste and Louis Lumiere. In the beginning, they dominated world film production and distribution. Through the magic of cinema, such ordinary sights as the demolition of a wall, the arrival of a train, a family enjoying breakfast or workers exiting a factory were transformed into mystifying spectacles of light and motion, having their premiere on December 28, 1895. Experimentation And Discovery. More than any other decade, the first ten years of the moving picture saw the greatest amountof experimentation and development. Ranging from the ingeniously creative to the audacious, the films represented in this volume offer a sampling of the primitive masterworks that allowed the technical novelty of the cinema to so quickly flourish into anartistically expressive medium. The Magic Of Melies. Decades before the term "special effects" was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: George Melies. The films collected on this disc offer an unparalleled view of Melies's career, introducing the viewer to the rich body of work that lies beyond A Trip To The Moon (1902), which is featured in Volume One of The Movies Begin. Comedy, Spectacle And New Horizons.
Title: The Movies Begin
Genre: Drama-Classics, Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
Studio: Kino Lorber
Number of Discs: 5
Attributes: Boxed Set
Release Date: 2/12/2002
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329023621
Item #: KOV023621

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