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Biograph Company

Overview
Works: 310 works in 478 publications in 1 language and 8,897 library holdings
Genres: History  Silent films  Drama  Short films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Animated films  War films  Documentary films  Epic films 
Roles: prn, Other, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic story of the Civil War as seen through the lives of two families is a controversial classic of film history
Treasures III : Social Issues in American Film, 1900-1934( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years before World War I, virtually no issue was too controversial to bring to the screen. The first American movies were deeply engaged with society, coming from an era when movies and entertainment were intimately interwoven with public debate. As such, they were shown in commercial movie theaters but also in clubs, churches, schools, and everywhere screens could be hung outdoors--from the sides of city tenements to country barns. This archive sends these treasures back into the world, where they found their inspiration. "The City Reformed" deals with the urban problems: poverty, criminality, health, safety, child welfare, and corruption. Gender, family, and the crusade for equal voting rights dominate in program 2, "New Women." Labor struggles and oppression are central to program 3, "Toil and Tyranny." The final program, "Americans in the Making," brings together films confronting immigration, race relations, and wartime home-front sacrifice
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of early silent films
D.W. Griffith's Biograph shorts( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The selection of motion pictures featured in this disc set traces D.W. Griffith's rapid development as a filmmaker during his five years stint at the Biograph Company"--Container
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D.W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
A Christmas past( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent vignettes of the Christmas holiday season, digitally remastered
Mary Pickford, comedienne by Kemp R Niver( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the border states( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Border States" deals with the human aspect of the war. Representatives from both conflicting sides are forced to choose between the loyalty to their banner and the higher moral obligation to humanity
The fugitive( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of a selection of short motion pictures that traces D. W. Griffith's rapid, unparalleled development as a filmmaker during his five year stint at the Biograph Company, a development that contributed substantially to the emergence of film as a powerful form of cultural expression
The painted lady( Visual )

3 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man who seems interested in her. However, unknown to her, he is a burglar who is only interested in breaking into her father's house. One night she is awakened by a noise. Grabbing a pistol, she enters her father's downstairs office where she confronts a masked intruder
His trust( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, George continues in his caring duties, faithful to his trust. Events continue to turn for the worse when invading Yankee soldiers arrive to loot and torch the widow's home. George saves the officer's daughter and battle sword by braving the flames
The sealed room( Visual )

1 edition published in 1909 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king constructs a cozy, windowless love-nest for himself and his concubine. However, she is not faithful to her sovereign, but consorts with the court troubadour. In fact, they use the king's new play chamber for their own love craft. When the king discovers this, he sends for his masons. With the faithless duo still inside, the masons use stone and mortar to quietly seal the only door to the vault
The lesser evil by David Mackay( Visual )

2 editions published in 1912 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman's peaceful existence is shattered when she is abducted by the crew of a boat of smugglers, who then also turn against their captain
The adventures of Dollie( Visual )

3 editions published in 1908 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While strolling along the seashore, Dollie is kidnapped by a gypsy, rescued by a young fisherman, and finally reunited with her mother. This was the first picture directed by Griffith
The last drop of water( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man -- their last hope -- is sent out to find water
The unchanging sea( Visual )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tales of fishermen and their families, as a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. They learn that although people age and change, the sea and the ways of the fisherfolk remain eternal
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. A Florida enchantment -- 2. The Old Curiosity Shop -- 3. The metamorphosis of Lillian Travers -- 4. Strange feelings -- 5. Mr. Lawrence Talbot -- 6. At Silver Spring Landing -- 7. The morning of the duel
Daddy-long-legs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest and cutest of a group of rebellious orphans, Judy Abbott is provided with funds for her education and well-being by a mysterious benefactor whom she christens "Daddy-Long-Legs." Based on the famous novel by Jean Webster, Mary Pickford's transformation from youthful orphan to a young woman in love is truly remarkable and completely enchanting. This video includes a special bonus feature-the rarely seen short film, What the daisy said (1910), directed by D.W. Griffith
D.W. Griffith : father of film by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two films which are biographical accounts of the life and work of the early motion picture producer and director, D.W. Griffith. Both films include extensive film clips from his motion pictures. The first film focuses on the films Griffith directed while working for the Biograph Company from 1908 through 1913 and includes an interview with actress Blanche Sweet. The second film reviews Griffith's work after he matured and includes an interview with Lillian Gish who comments upon her experiences acting in his films
 
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controlled identityAmerican Mutoscope and Biograph Company

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controlled identityProtective Amusement Company

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American Biograph

American Mutoscope

American Mutoscope and Biograph Company

American Mutoscope Company

Biograph

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