Film, Video The sculptor's nightmare
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- The sculptor's nightmare
- At a political club, the members debate whose bust will replace that of Theodore Roosevelt. Unable to agree, each goes to a sculptor's studio and bribes him to sculpt a bust of the individual favorite. Instead, the sculptor spends their fees on a dinner with his model during which he becomes so inebriated that he is taken to jail. There he has a nightmare, wherein three busts are created and animated from clay (through stop-motion photography) in the likenesses of Democrat William Jennings Bryan and Republicans Charles W. Fairbanks and William Howard Taft. Finally an animated bust of Roosevelt appears.
- Contributor Names
- McCutcheon, Wallace, direction.
- Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
- Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960, cast.
- Solter, Harry L., 1874-1920, cast.
- O'Sullivan, Tony, -1920, cast.
- Dillon, Edward, 1880-1933, cast.
- Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948, cast.
- American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Created / Published
- United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company; 1908.
- Subject Headings
- - Bryan, William Jennings,--1860-1925--Caricatures and cartoons
- - Fairbanks, Charles W.--(Charles Warren),--1852-1918--Caricatures and cartoons
- - Taft, William H.--(William Howard),--1857-1930--Caricatures and cartoons
- - Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Caricatures and cartoons
- - Presidents--United States--Election--1908--Drama
- - Political clubs--Drama
- - Sculptors--Drama
- - Busts--Drama
- - Nightmares--Drama
- Comedy films
- Political films
- Stop-motion animation films
- Short films
- Fiction films
- Silent films
- - H110169 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4May1908; H110169.
- - Camera, G.W. Bitzer.
- - Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Anthony O'Sullivan, Eddie Dillon, D.W. Griffith.
- - Duration: 4:54 (part 1), 3:59 (part 2), 2:07 (part 3) at 16 fps.
- - Filmed on April 18 and 20, 1908, in the New York City studio.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.13830.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - viewing print and dupe neg pic; Received: n.d.; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - paper pos; Received: 1908-05-04; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (266 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic. 1 film reel of 1 (266 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll (ca. 700 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 5692 (viewing print)
- FRA 2530 (dupe neg pic)
- LC 2741 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Library of Congress Online Catalog
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
ContributorsAmerican Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Bitzer, G. W.
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Solter, Harry L.
Bryan, William Jennings
Caricatures and Cartoons
Drinking of Alcoholic Beverages
Fairbanks, Charles W.
Stop-Motion Animation Films
Taft, William H.
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, Mack Sennett, Harry L Solter, Tony O'Sullivan, Edward Dillon, D. W Griffith, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. The Sculptor's Nightmare. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1908. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99407360/. (Accessed December 10, 2016.)
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Bitzer, G. W., Sennett, M., Solter, H. L., O'Sullivan, T., Dillon, E., Griffith, D. W. [...] Paper Print Collection. (1908) The Sculptor's Nightmare. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99407360/.
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Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. The Sculptor's Nightmare. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1908. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/99407360/>.