Film, Video The artist's dilemma /
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- The artist's dilemma /
- Other Title
- Artist's dilemma, or What he saw in a nightmare
- What he saw in a nightmare
- From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture. While the artist is executing the work a clown comes down from the clock, takes in the situation and begins to make love to the lady. The artist detects him and compels him to desist his love making. He continues to paint. The clown becomes interested and asks the artist to allow him to paint the picture, and begins smearing a whitewash brush over the canvas, when lo, a most perfect image of the young lady appears. The image then steps down from the frame, joins the young lady in the studio, and the figures, each a perfect counterpart of the other begin to dance to the great astonishment of the artist. The clown then by waving his hand causes the figures of the two girls to merge into one. The artist then assumes his seat and awakens from his dream with a great shock. Class A 125 ft. 18.75.
- Contributor Names
- Blackton, James Stuart, 1875-1941, production, camera.
- Smith, Albert E., production, camera.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.
- Subject Headings
- - Artists--Drama
- - Clowns--Sexual behavior--Drama
- - Painting--Drama
- - Women in art--Drama
- - Artists' studios--Drama
- - Magic tricks--Drama
- - Hallucinations and illusions--Drama
- Trick films
- - H11475 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Dec1901; H11475.
- - Camera, J. Stuart Blackton and/or Albert E. Smith.
- - Duration: 1:50 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed ca. November to December 1900, on Vitagraph's roof-top studio in New York, New York.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 647-48; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 135, Sept. 1902, p. 96 [MI].
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 125 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FEB 9689 (ref print)
- LC 1465 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
- Library of Congress Catalog Number Record
- Online Public Access Catalog Record
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
ContributorsBlackton, James Stuart
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Smith, Albert E.
Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
Thomas A. Edison, Inc
Hallucinations and Illusions
Women in Art
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