Film, Video An artist's dream
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- An artist's dream
- "The scene opens in the interior of an artist's studio. Mephisto appears mysteriously and signals the pictures to come to life. They step down from the frames and walk forward, admiring their costumes. Mephisto then touches the artist on the shoulder, awaking him, and disappears. The artist, after rubbing his eyes, sees the picture on his right hand side and jumps up to embrace her. After embracing her once, he makes a second attempt and she disappears. The artist now wakes up, jumps to his feet and runs to see if the pictures are still in the frames. He examines them and finding that they are still fast on the wall, realizes that he has been dreaming and seeks consolation in the bottle. 60 feet"--Edison films catalog.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- - Artists--Drama
- - Dreams--Drama
- - Hallucinations and illusions--Drama
- - Mephistopheles (Legendary character)--Drama
- - Artists' studios--Drama
- Trick films
- Fantasy films
- Silent films
- Short films
- Fiction films
- - D6369 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Mar1900; D6369.
- - Duration: 1:03 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed around February to mid-March 1900.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 1162) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 583-584; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 14; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 83-84 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 135, September 1902, p. 101.
- - Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (33 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 75 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 60 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 4176 (viewing print)
- FEB 9369 (viewing print)
- FRA 0106 (dupe neg pic)
- FPE 5399 (dupe neg pic)
- Box 0024A (paper pos)
- Box 5043A (paper pos, copy 2)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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