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Film Preservation Associates

Overview
Works: 257 works in 495 publications in 4 languages and 14,021 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Sources  War films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Film Preservation Associates
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epic story of two families during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Controversial for heroic portrayal of Ku Klux Klan
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 579 WorldCat member 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
Landmarks of early film ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 558 WorldCat member 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. Includes films from Pathé frères, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Meéliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Erich Pommer( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the film The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement
Nosferatu a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member 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
Chelovek s kino-apparatom zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) = The man with the movie camera ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques, including split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, and more, to present a dawn to dusk view of the Soviet Union to study the relation between cinema and reality
The movies begin a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914 by David Shepard( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member 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
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 385 WorldCat member 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
The great train robbery and other primary works by ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 383 WorldCat member 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
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the reign of Louis XI. Clopin bought Esmeralda from the gypsies when she was young. Dancing in the square at the festival, Esmeralda is spotted by Jehan, the evil brother of the good archdeacon Claude Frollo. When he sets Quasimodo out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimodo. Quasimodo is sentenced to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. After Clopin forces Esmeralda to leave Phoebus at the ball, she sends a note to Phoebus to meet her at Notre-Dame. In the garden, Phoebus is stabbed in the back by Jehan. Esmeralda is accused of stabbing Phoebus, convicted by the courts and sentenced to hang. Clopin, Phoebus and Quasimodo all try different ways to save Esmeralda
The European pioneers ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member 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
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member 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
Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member 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
D.W. Griffith : years of discovery, 1909-1913 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty two of the best early films directed by D.W. Griffith which helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations
The cameraman's revenge and other fantastic tales the amazing puppet animation of Ladislaw Starewicz ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and French and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six animated works produced by Starewicz in Moscow and Paris between the years 1912 and 1958. As the world's first great puppet and stop-motion model animator, Starewicz was best known for his insect stories. Starewicz's grasshoppers, dogs, frogs, dolls, and other creatures portray heroics and follies with an exuberance of humor and invention
Experimentation and discovery ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member 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
La roue The wheel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I know that Creation is a Great Wheel which cannot move without crushing someone!" - Victor Hugo. With this quotation begins the story of widowed railroad engineer Sisif. He finds an infant girl in a train wreck, and realizing that her parents are dead, rescues her and decides to raise her as his daughter, Norma. His wife died in childbirth, and Norma will make a good companion for his son, Elie. Knowing nothing of Norma's true origins, Elie and Norma grow up having an unusually close relationship, stopped from developing any further by their belief they are siblings. Haunted by his actions and resultant guilt, Sisif is driven to drink, making him all the more susceptible to the scheming of his wealthy boss, De Hersan, who wants to marry Norma. Though Norma refuses Hersan at first, Sisif's dismissal from the railway forces her to accept, which destroys both men. Elie realizing that he could have had the love of his life all along--once the truth comes out--is especially tragic. This seminal film introduced many innovations in set design and construction, location shooting, cinematic graphic effects, and particularly rhythmic editing. Gance's technique was years ahead of its time and influenced filmmakers all over the world, as his technical mastery is always in the service of the story
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Challenger, the man of vision who 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 excapes, turning the city into a shambles and standing the 20th century on it's head
Destiny Der müde Tod ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 19th century a young woman tries to save her lover from the presence of Death, who shows to her three lives, in Arabia, Italy, and China, which reveal to her that, whatever one does it is inevitable
Way down East a simple story of plain people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member 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
 
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