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Flicker Alley (Firm)

Works: 273 works in 449 publications in 4 languages and 8,627 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Short films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Flicker Alley (Firm)
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 325 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
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 253 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."
J'accuse by Abel Gance( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the war): A rare comical look at Parisian life during wartime. These short vignettes feature several popular performers of the day (including: Félix Galipaux, M. Rablet, Marcel Simon, M. Boucot, Jane Faber) ; also includes Francois Poulbot's famous political cartoons. This vintage 35mm tinted print is courtesy of the Lobster Films Collection with Fotoplayer music by Robert Israel
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 240 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
Saved from the flames : 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saved From The Flames is 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 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 nitrate era
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The matrimaniac: Jimmy Conroy wants to marry Marna Lewis. However, Mr. Lewis has chosen another man for his daughter to marry. So Jimmy and Marna board a train in an attempt to elope, with her father in hot pursuit; Wild and woolly: Jeff Hillington is the extremely naive son of a wealthy Eastern family -- he loves the old west so much that he virtually lives it in his room. When his father sends him to Arizona on business, Jeff expects it to be the place he read about in dime-store novels, and to appease him, the townsfolk put on a wild west show that turns real
The Italian straw hat by René Clair( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rene Clair's sparkling comedy of manners is a witty, delicate, inspired satire on propriety and behavior in the bourgeois mind-set. Transposing the action of the perennial stage farce from 1851 to a summer wedding day in 1895 -- the birth of cinema -- Clair recalls detail, costume and design captured by the first movies. The Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie) triumphantly survives its 1927 journey from stage to screen; a dozen eccentric characters, superbly acted, try desperately to keep up appearances in the face of disaster, their attitudes, concerns and gestures exquisitely stylized under Clair's deft orchestration. The sets and costumes, too, are a charming combination of the suffocating and the exact ... A bridegroom is riding to his marriage when his horse eats a straw hat hanging on a branch while its owner, a married lady, enjoys a tryst behind the bush with her love, a fierce hussar. She cannot go home without her hat, so the groom interlaces his wedding with an attempt to find madam a twin chapeau, launching a series of misunderstandings and embarrassments. The Italian Straw Hat has few cinematic equals and inspired Pauline Kael to observe "One of the funniest films ever made ... so expertly timed and choreographed that farce becomes ballet.".. This is the only fully complete edition of The Italian Straw Hat ever available to American viewers. The film was mastered in high definition at 19 frames per second from the original 35mm negative used for the English release in 1930. As that version had been subjected to about twenty edits, all the missing pieces were restored from an original French print. Intertitles are in English, with optional subtitles of the original French text. There is a choice of two new accompaniments, one by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and the other by pianist Philip Carli, each providing a unique interpretation on this delightful film
Chaplin at Keystone( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 194 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
Too Late for Tears( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally! One of the great missing films of the classic noir era-resurrected! Rescued and preserved after a five-year crusade by the Film Noir Foundation, this 1949 classic is at long last available in a clean digital version, transferred from a 35mm print painstakingly restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive. When a pair of film noir icons like Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea collide, sparks are sure to fly. Jane Palmer (Scott) and her husband Alan (Arthur Kennedy) mysteriously have $60,000 literally dropped in their laps. The circumstances seem mighty suspicious to Alan, who wants to turn the money over to the police. But in a materialistic rapture, Jane won't let it go. She doesn't care where it came from, or what danger might ensue -not if it will bring her the luxury she craves. Enter shady Danny Fuller (Duryea, as cocky and menacing as ever), who claims the money belongs to him. Let the games begin! Roy Huggins' snappy script (adapted from his novel) is a complex, breezy and black-hearted homage to James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler. Rapacious housewife Jane Palmer is one of the juiciest female villains in Hollywood history, and Liz Scott's best role ever
Discovering cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to talk: A historical survey of the development of sound in motion pictures
A trip to the moon by Georges Méliès( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 160 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
Chicago( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 159 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
Judex by Georges Franju( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 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
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 and held by 146 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking collection features eight seminal films from the Soviet silent era - all are new to DVD" 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
Miss Mend( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 140 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
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Georges Méliès encore : new discoveries : 26 films (1896-1911)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 113 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
The lost world by Harry O Hoyt( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This silent film, directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featuring Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, and Lloyd Hughes, is based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about the search for dinosaurs in South America
Bed and sofa = Tretʹi︠a︡ meshchanskai︠a︡ by Abram Matveevich Room( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Russian and English and held by 107 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
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Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)