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    [Dickson greeting]
    Early Edison camera tests; | Early Edison camera tests
    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)
    • Date: 1891
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    Uncle Josh at the moving picture show "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 running at sixty miles ...
    • Contributor: Manley, Charles - Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    The Directors The films of William Friedkin John McTiernan /
    William Friedkin | Films of William Friedkin | Profiles of today's most acclaimed Hollywood directors Catalog Record Only
    William Friedkin has directed seventeen feature films, all of which have inspired audiences in one way or another. Friedkin has never been one to shy away from controversial material as evidenced by such films as The Exorcist, The French Connection, Cruising and many more.
    • Date: 2000
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    Screen snapshots.
    Unidentified John Jones. 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. ...
    • Date: 1927
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    The Directors The films of John McTiernan John McTiernan /
    John McTiernan | Films of John McTiernan | Profiles of today's most acclaimed Hollywood directors 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.
    • Date: 1999
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    The Directors Films of Norman Jewison Norman Jewison /
    Norman Jewison | Profiles of today's most acclaimed Hollywood directors | Films of Norman Jewison Catalog Record Only
    Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Norman Jewison talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work.
    • Date: 1999
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    Biography. Bio '79.
    A&E biography. | Biography. 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, ...
    • Date: 2002
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    A world of ideas with Bill Moyers. David Puttnam.
    Bill Moyers' world of ideas. | David Puttnam : pt. 1 Catalog Record Only
    "A conversation with the filmmaker behind The Killing Fields, The Mission and Chariots of Fire explains how he sees American movies as the reflection of a nation at odds with itself"--Moyers and Company WWW site, viewed December 30, 2016.
    • Contributor: Mannes, Elena - Moyers, Bill D. - Puttnam, David - Public Affairs Television (Firm) - LC Collection (Library of Congress) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1988
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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 ...
    • Date: 1921
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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.
    • Date: 2009
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    The Directors The Films of Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack /
    Sydney Pollack | Films of Sydney Pollack | Profiles of today's most acclaimed Hollywood directors 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.
    • Date: 1999
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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.
    • Date: 1983
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    Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941 /
    Early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941 Catalog Record Only
    This seven-disc collection contains 155 avant-garde films, revealing hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II. Offers an innovative and often controversial view of experimental film as a product of avant-garde artists, of professional directors and of amateur moviemakers working collectively and as individuals at all levels of film production.
    • Date: 2005
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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 ...
    • Date: 1994
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    American cinema. The star /
    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.
    • Date: 1995
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    More treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931 : 50 films /
    More treasures from American film archives : Catalog Record Only
    An anthology of films from American film archives. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes cartoons and animation, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering sound and color experiments, serial episodes, trailers for lost films, advertisements, avant-garde shorts, ethnographic footage, films of ethnic communities, and other film types invented during the first four decades of the motion picture. Contains 50 films followed by six ...
    • Date: 2004
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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.
    • Date: 1983
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    Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934 /
    Social issues in American film, 1900-1934 | Treasures 3 : | Treasures from American film archives III: 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.
    • Date: 2007
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    A world of ideas with Bill Moyers. David Puttnam.
    Bill Moyers' world of ideas. | David Puttnam : pt. 2 Catalog Record Only
    "Part two of Bill's conversation with the British filmmaker about popular movies, their power to change society, and moviemakers and their values"--Moyers and Company WWW site, viewed December 30, 2016.
    • Contributor: Mannes, Elena - Moyers, Bill D. - Puttnam, David - Public Affairs Television (Firm) - LC Collection (Library of Congress) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1988
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    American cinema. Film noir /
    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.
    • Date: 1995
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    American cinema. Film in the television age /
    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.
    • Date: 1995
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    American cinema. Romantic comedy /
    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.
    • Date: 1995
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    American cinema. The Hollywood style /
    Hollywood style Catalog Record Only
    Part 1 of 10. "Directors Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Joseph Mankiewicz are featured in this explanation of how the movies' emphasis on story and character developed a precise vocabulary of cinematography, acting, editing, lighting and design"--WETA magazine, Jan. 1995, p. 15.
    • Date: 1995
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    Camera three. The fine art of film animation--John and Faith Hubley /
    Fine art of film animation--John and Faith Hubley | John and Faith Hubley | Camera 3. 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".
    • Date: 1972
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    American cinema. The combat film /
    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.
    • Date: 1995