Film Preservation Associates
Most widely held works by Film Preservation Associates
The birth of a nation ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
This epic story of the Civil War as seen through the lives of two families is a controversial classic of film history.
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire", a 1920 release which reunited "Caligari's" creative team.
The magic of Méliès ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 476 libraries worldwide
A collection of 15 early motion picture films by Georges Méliès for his Star Film company. Also includes a documentary on the life and career of Méliès.
Nosferatu a symphony of horror ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 400 libraries worldwide
The first vampire movie. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire) leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats, where he is destroyed by sunlight.
Die Nibelungen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose.
Человек с кино-аппаратом Запись на пленке в 6-и роликах (Отрывок из дневника кино-оператора) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 355 libraries worldwide
An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, stop-action animation, etc.) to present a dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union and to study the relationship between cinema and reality. Filmed in Moscow, Kiev, Odessa and elsewhere in the Soviet Union.
The movies begin a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of the cinema's formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films, focusing especially on the first films that began to reflect modern cinematic conventions. Includes works by Pathé Frères, Max Linder, the Vitagraph Company, Alice Guy Blaché, and D.W. Griffith.
D.W. Griffith years of discovery, 1909-1913 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Twenty two of the best early films directed by D.W. Griffith which helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations.
Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes a prologue to the movie by David Shepard. California election: Two fake newsreels used as conservative propaganda to paint the End Poverty in California's supporters as sluggardly, indecisive radicals as opposed to the respectable intelligent idealists of Republican incumbent Frank Merriam's camp. Secretly produced by MGM and Irving Thalberg. The plow that broke the plains. A visualization of the settlement and landscape changes to the Great Plains. The river: A record of the Mississippi River. Power and the land: Designed to convince American farmers of the necessity for rural electrification through farm cooperatives. Shows a dramatization of a family on an Ohio farm revealing the hardships of life on a non-electrical farm contrasted with the benefits brought by electricity. The new frontier: Shows how pioneers create a new community.
The lost world ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Professor Challenger, the man of vision, persuades his skeptical colleagues to return with him to a remote South American plateau where he has discovered living dinosaurs. Resisting danger and death, Challenger's party return to London in triumph with a captive Brontosaurus. But the beast escapes, turning the city into a shambles and standing the 20th century on it's head.
The European pioneers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films from Europe, including works by Auguste and Louis Lumière, Robert W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James Bamforth & James A. Williamson.
Experimentation and discovery ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films from the first 10 years of medium, including works by Cecil Hepworth, George Howard Cricks, John Howard Martin, Pathé Frères, and the Edison Manufacturing Company.
The great train robbery & other primary works ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A collection of early motion picture films, including works by Eadweard Muybridge, Louis and Auguste Lumière, Georges Méliès' "Le voyage dans la lune", Edwin S. Porter's "The great train robbery" and Segundo de Chomon's "The golden beetle".
The movies begin a five part series ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of 122 complete films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.
The great train robbery and other primary works a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise.
Destiny Der müde Tod ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 191 libraries worldwide
In a middle-European village a century ago, Death takes a young man just before he is to be married. His lover seeks out the Death figure and pleads with him for her fiance's life. Filled with pity for her, he promises to return her fiance if she can save even one of three lives about to flicker out.
Landmarks of early film ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied.
Way down East a simple story of plain people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings.
Harry Langdon the forgotten clown ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Strong man: After a tour of duty in WWI, a witless young Belgian comes to America and seeks out his dedicated pen pal, but his quest for Mary Brown leads him from mishap to comic disaster. Tramp, tramp, tramp: When a destitute shoemaker's son enters a cross-country foot race with hopes of winning the $25,000 prize, spectacular comedy and destruction follow. Long pants: A sheepish young man springs into adulthood and is immediately smitten by the wrong woman, a hard-boiled drug smuggler. When she is jailed, he comes to her aid ushering his fugitive moll through a series of riotous scrapes.
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