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  • Uncle Josh at the moving picture show /

    From Edison films catalog: Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but she flits away, and immediately there appears upon the screen the picture of an express train ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • [Dickson greeting] /

    Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1891
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    Unknown Chaplin. The great director / Catalog Record Only

    Part two of a three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using footage of films and rehearsals, and interviews with actors including Jackie Coogan, Georgia Hale, and Virginia Cherrill, covering the years 1921-1931.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
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    Treasures from American film archives : 50 preserved films / Catalog Record Only

    An anthology of films from American film archives. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes landmark independent and avant-garde works, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering special effects, one-reel adventures and comedies, cartoons and experimental animation, home movies, travel films from the 1910s, working training films from the 1920s, political ads from the 1930's, and other film types invented during the first four ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Screen snapshots. Catalog Record Only

    We get behind the camera glimpses of the shooting of the 1928 release Skyscraper. William Boyd and Alan Hale rescue a young woman whose heel is caught in a sewer grating from being crushed by a falling girder. In a studio, we see a romantic scene between Claire Windsor and John Bowers. The film being shot is probably the 1927 release The opening night. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1927
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    Audience of one / Catalog Record Only

    Jesus Camp meets Lost in La Mancha in this mesmerizing film that follows a charismatic pastor who receives a vision from God to create a multimillion-dollar science fiction epic movie based on the biblical story of Joseph, sending him and his followers on a journey of extreme faith.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    Sneak previews. Independent films / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Chicago Educational Television Association ; 1981. Episode title taken from label on cassette. Associate producer, Nanci de Los Santos. Hosts: Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. Episode no. 317. Reference sources used: McNeil, A. Total television, p. 700; TV guide (Washington, DC), 1/17-23/82, p. A-126. Received: 9/25/84; viewing copy; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection. Viewed for credits only.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1981
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    Unknown Chaplin. Hidden treasures / Catalog Record Only

    Third part of a three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using footage from his films and home movies.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
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    Ed Wood / Catalog Record Only

    Ed Wood is a writer and director with great ambitions. He makes a pitch for the job directing a film about the sex change of Christine Jorgensen. He feels he is qualified because he likes to wear women's clothes. He spots Bela Lugosi test lying a coffin and convinces him to appear in his movie. The film, Glen or Glenda, is a flop. His ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
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    American cinema. The edge of Hollywood / Catalog Record Only

    Part 10 of 10. "Independent new talents like Spike Lee, Joel and Ethan Coen, Jim Jarmusch and others are changing movies' shapes and meanings by insisting on making films on their own terms"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 16.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    The Directors The Films of Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack / Catalog Record Only

    Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Sydney Pollack talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
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    American cinema. The film school generation / Catalog Record Only

    Part 9 of 10. "Film school grads like Spielberg, Lucas, Coppola, Scorsese and DePalma turned the film world upside down"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 16.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    Biography. Bio '79. Catalog Record Only

    It was the year that brought us the Iranian hostage crisis and Three Mile Island, The Village People and Bo Derek starred in the movie '10'. Blends light-hearted nostalgia with in-depth commentary from the figures at the heart of 1979's biggest stories. See how the latest scion of one of America's great political dynasties watched his dream of the Presidency evaporate on national television, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    Screen snapshots. Catalog Record Only

    A movie fan magazine provides glimpses of stars behind the scenes and at play. Rudolph Valentino acts as make-up assistant for Agnes Ayres before they shoot a scene of The sheik. Francis X. Bushman, his wife Beverly Bayne and son Richard relax on the boardwalk and beach at Atlantic City. Stars strut their dogs' stuff at a dog show in Los Angeles. As Fannie ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
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    Unknown Chaplin. My happiest years / Catalog Record Only

    Part one of a three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using outtakes of filmed rehearsals, and close scrutiny by film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
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    The RKO story--tales from Hollywood. Dark victory] = Hollywood--the golden years. Episode five, Dark victory / Catalog Record Only

    The effect of the war on RKO movies and its psychological legacy--film noir--are explored. Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer talk about their careers in film noir movies. The effects of the House Un-American Activities Committee on Hollywood and RKO are discussed by black-listed directors Edward Dmytryk and Paul Jarrico.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
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    Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934 / Catalog Record Only

    Anthology of 48 films from American film archives presents an array of features, short documentaries, newsreel segments, serial chapters, public service announcements, and cartoons exploring social issues during the years 1900 through 1934.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    Camera three. The fine art of film animation--John and Faith Hubley / Catalog Record Only

    The Hubleys are interviewed by Rooney on the state of cartoonists and animators and three of their animated films are shown, "Bouncing ball", "Of men and demons", and "The hat".

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1972
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    American cinema. The combat film / Catalog Record Only

    Part 6 of 10. "Oliver Stone and Richard Zanuck join historians and military leaders to describe the role Hollywood films have played in shaping America's ideas about life in the military and what the nation was fighting for"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 11.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    American cinema. Film noir / Catalog Record Only

    Part 8 of 10. "Corruption, betrayal, urban decay, obsessive love--film noir reflects the underbelly of American life. Richard Widmark narrates"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 14.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    The Directors The films of John McTiernan John McTiernan / Catalog Record Only

    John McTiernan talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
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    American cinema. Romantic comedy / Catalog Record Only

    Part 3 of 10. "Romantic comedies often indirectly reveal truths about the battle of the sexes. Featured are directors Nora Ephron, Garry Marshall and James L. Brooks"--WETA magazine, Jan. 1995, p. 16.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    American cinema. Film in the television age / Catalog Record Only

    Part 7 of 10. "The birth of television changed the face of American movies as TV-trained actors brought new sensibilities to the silver screen. Robert Altman, Sidney Lumet, Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk began their careers there"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 14.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    American cinema. The star / Catalog Record Only

    Part 2 of 10. "Stardom means public adulation and a complete change in an actor's personal life. Julia Roberts and Joan Crawford are focal points of the program, which incudes Jack Lemmon and Eva Marie Saint"--WETA magazine, Jan. 1995, p. 15.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1995
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    The Celluloid Black a history of Blacks in film / Catalog Record Only

    Gives a history of Black participation in American films. Tells how the image of Black people on the movie screen has been largely created by white writers, producers, and directors. Attempts to break down stereotypes by examining the significant contributions Blacks have made to the movie industry. Uses many historic photographs and archival stills.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1984