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Flicker Alley (Firm)

Overview
Works: 201 works in 254 publications in 4 languages and 6,645 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Short films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trick films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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Most widely held works by Flicker Alley (Firm)
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged in chronological order, this comprehensive thirteen hour collection gathers for the first time nearly all surviving films of Georges Méliès from his first (Card party, 1896) to his last (The voyage of the Bouririchon Family, 1913), bracketing more than 170 others. Beautiful new music has been prepared by ten leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment
Saved from the flames : 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique and wonderful collection of 54 rare and restored short films from the inflammable years of cinema. Movies were once made on nitrate film stock, which has a chemical composition similar to gunpowder and is highly vulnerable to fire and decay. This remarkable seven-hour anthology, organized in eight thematic groups over three DVDs, presents amazing treasures from the vaults of Lobster Films in Paris and from the Blackhawk Films Collection, rescued during half a century of gathering movies from the nitrat era
J'accuse by Abel Gance( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J'accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, François (Séverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubé). Both Jean and François end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of war, depicted with stark realism
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 224 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
Phantom by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter."
Chaplin at Keystone( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian. After a year, he had not only established his Tramp character, he also learned to write and direct his own films and achieved public recognition as a star comedian. The Chaplin at Keystone collection contains over thirty of Charlie Chaplin's greatest works
The Italian straw hat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This romantic comedy about misunderstandings was directed by René Clair. Set in Paris, 1895, the plot concerns a frantic search for a duplicate of a Leghorn straw hat eaten by a horse. The hat is needed to allay a jealous husband's suspicion that his wife has been unfaithful
Discovering cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movies dream in color: A historical survey of the development of color in motion pictures
A trip to the moon by Georges Méliès( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trip to the moon (original title: Le voyage dans la lune) is a fantasy film featuring trick photography. A group of scientists travel to the moon by being shot in a capsule from a giant cannon, are captured by moon-men, escape, and fall vertically back to earth. Includes scenes of dancers from the Théâtre du Châtelet and acrobats from the Folies-Bergère
Judex : a serial in twelve episodes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of cinema's first 'superheroes, ' the mysterious Judex is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux, who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux's daughter, Jacqueline. This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex's brother, the evil Diana Monti and her accomplices, the detective Cocatin, and the charming Licorice Kid."--Container
Chicago( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of jazz-loving flapper Roxie Hart, put on trial for the murder of her lover, who hits the headlines with her courtroom theatrics
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
Landmarks of early Soviet film : 4 disc DVD collection of 8 groundbreaking films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking collection features eight seminal films from the Soviet silent era - all are new to DVD"--Www.flickeralley.com. The house on Trubnaya: Comedy about a young peasant woman who travels to Moscow to start a new life. By the law: Tense drama about Alaskan gold-miners. Extraordinary adventures of Mr. West in the land of the Bolsheviks: The first Russian anti-American film both arrogantly mocks American ignorance toward the Soviet Union and enviously copies American cinematic methods. Old and new: In this early Soviet propaganda film, a poor woman persuades her fellow villagers to form a cooperative. Stride Soviet!: Documentary exploration of the various layers of Moscow society on the ten-year anniversary of the Revolution. The film reveals the continuing class-based nature of Soviet society through a series of montages of city life. The fall of the Romanov dynasty: Historical documentary which uses newsreel footage (some shot by Czar Nicholas II's own cameramen) to depict the tumultuous events of 1912 through 1917, as the leadership of the Czar and the Russian aristocracy crumbles and Lenin rises to power in the wake of the Soviet Revolution. Turksib: Soviet documentary on the building of the first railroad across the Asian continent from Turkestan to Siberia. Salt for Svanetia: Explores the Caucasus region of Svanetia, a remote, mountainous area where the Ushkul tribe still lives in a stone-age culture
Georges Méliès encore : new discoveries : 26 films (1896-1911)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Flicker Alley’s thirteen-hour, five-DVD box, Georges Méliès: First Wizard of the Cinema, was published, an additional 26 films produced by Méliès between 1896 and 1911 have been found and made available for this single-disc, supplemental collection, presented in chronological order with new music
Miss Mend : An Adventure Serial in Three Parts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-packed adventure serial in three feature-length episodes, produced in Russia with the goal of rivaling, and possibly even surpassing, the most entertaining American movies of the 1920s. Instead of the avant-garde works of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, Russian audiences were enchanted by fast-moving American films starring serial queens like Pearl White, swashbuckling heroes like Douglas Fairbanks, and comedians from the Keystone Cops to Lloyd, Keaton and Chaplin. Based on a 1923 pulp novel allegedly written by the American "Jim Dollar" (actually the nom-de-plume of a Russian woman, Marietta Shaginian). The film's heroine, Vivian Mend, is an elegant urban professional who earns her own living and raises a child without the help of any man. Includes some pointed comments on labor relations, racism, excessive wealth, gratuitous violence and even rape
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916's "His Pictures In The Papers" features Douglas as the meat-loving son of a vegetarian food magnate who finds love with an equally carnivorous young woman. It is also a wry and prescient commentary on fame and the lengths some will go to in order to achieve it. Also from 1916, "The Mystery Of The Leaping Fish" is probably the most unconventional film Fairbanks ever appeared in, as it features him as the cocaine-addicted detective "Coke Ennyday." It was co-scripted by Tod Browning and features a flair for the bizarre he would put on ample display when directing "Dracula" and "Freaks" in the early 1930s. "Flirting With Fate" also features some darker-hued humor in its story of a depressed artist who arranges to be killed just before finding good fortune. The final film from 1916, "The Matrimaniac, " co-stars Constance Talmadge in a comic tale of the lengths a young couple will go to in order to tie the knot. The delightful "Wild And Woolly" has the Wild West-obsessed Douglas finding that the Old West does not require as much taming as he once surmised. Similarly, "Reaching For The Moon" chronicles Doug's realization that the life of a European monarch is not the fairy tale he once believed it to be. It is also an interesting comment on America's perceptions of World War I-era Europe with its depiction of a continent dominated by an unending number of assassination plots and murky counterplots. "The Modern Musketeer" demonstrates the limits and the advantages of living life according to a naive sense of chivalry exemplified by D'Artagnan. Its 17th century prologue provides a window into the sort of costume roles Doug would be playing in the years ahead. "When The Clouds Roll By" from 1919 is notable for its more surreal elements including an incredibly original and complicated dream sequence. 1920's "The Mollycoddle" and 1921's "The Nut" offer two final opportunities for Doug to display his athleticism in a modern setting. "The Mollycoddle" is almost a prototype of "North By Northwest" with Doug as a foppish American "corrupted" by the soft life in Europe who is mistaken for an American agent by a gang of ruthless smugglers. "The Nut" is an amusing film featuring Doug as an eccentric inventor whose efforts to help a young woman in her reform campaign go awry. The final film in the set, "The Mark Of Zorro, " was shot prior to "The Nut." Its overall success with critics and moviegoers convinced Doug that he should focus his efforts on producing similar period adventures--M. Boxwood (Amazon)
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Under full sail : silent cinema on the high seas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ship ahoy!: A unique record of the conditions and traditions of the North American lumber trade featuring an unidentified schooner equipped with a fore and aft rig as it transports lumber from the Carolinas up the coast to a northern port
Bed and sofa = Tretʹi︠a︡ meshchanskai︠a︡( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Russian and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama, directed by Abram Room and featuring Nikolai Batalov, Lyudmila Semyonova, Vladimir Fogel, and Leonid Yurenev, is about a Russian love triangle
The Garden of Eden by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stylish and sophisticated, the film follows vocalist Toni LeBrun (Corinne Griffith), who leaves her family's bakery for Budapest to become an opera singer, unaware that she has contracted to perform as a chorus dancer at the Palais de Paris, a cabaret run by the decadent and delightfully menacing Madame Bauer (Maude George). Toni soon escapes to Monte Carlo with the cabaret's seamstress, Rosa (Louise Dresser), after warding off the wily cabaret patron, Baron Henri D'Avril (Lowell Sherman). At the deluxe Hotel Eden, Toni attracts the attention of potential suitor Richard Dupont (Charles Ray), but she's in danger of being exposed before he asks for her hand. Dueling attention from Richard's uncle, Colonel Dupont (Edward Martindel), and a surprise guest create further romantic adventures for the couple. Celebrate the rediscovery of this silent gem in its best ever
 
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