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Flicker Alley (Firm)

Overview
Works: 243 works in 383 publications in 4 languages and 8,136 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Short films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  Detective and mystery films  Experimental films  Film noir 
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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 323 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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flicker Alley, in partnership with the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation is proud to present, Phantom, which marked a major turning point in the influential career and the groundbreaking style of cinema poet F.W. Murnau. In this beautifully reconstructed and restored edition from an amazingly detailed, original 1922 negative, 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. Featuring a magnificent new orchestral score by Robert Israel, this powerfully expressive and surprisingly insightful film is a triumph of German Weimar cinema and a wonderful collaboration of many of its most skilled artisans and recognizable performers. Through dazzling visuals and memorable characters, Phantom paints a portrait of the corrupting influence of money, the conformity of societal norms, and the redemptive power of family. Special bonus feature: Invitation To Phantom, A new 15 minute examination of the artistry and production history of Phantom by UCLA film historian Janet Bergstrom
J'accuse by Abel Gance( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in French and No Linguistic content and held by 239 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
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 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New beginings: Seven films including the early cinematic experiments of Lumière, Georges Mendel and others, featuring Cyrano De Bergerac from 1900, believed to be the first color and sound film. Magical movies: Five early fantasy and trick films, including a previously-unseen trick film by Georges Méliès, hand-colored films from Segundo de Chomon and Gaston Velle, and astonishing stop-motion animation from 1911. Seeing the world: Among the ten films in this section: A transatlantic crossing in a Zeppelin dirigible, a film of the first car trip (1915) across the Sierras from San Francisco to Reno, a stencil-colored trek through the Belgian Congo in 1925, Parisian street kids in Montmartre during the first World War, a 1916 visit to Los Angeles, 1927 sound film of Charles Lindbergh embarking on his New York-Paris flight, an early 1930s portrait of New York's Coney Island, a film promoting Josephine Baker's revue at the Folies-Bergère, and a two-color Technicolor 1927 fashion parade
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 232 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 Italian straw hat by René Clair( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 lover, 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
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
Discovering cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 163 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 English and No Linguistic content and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original hand-painted color version of Georges Méliès' masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon (1902), to home video 110 years after its first release. Georges Méliès, one of the celebrated heroes of Martin Scorsese's new movie Hugo, was a master of cinematic invention and enchantment. A Trip to the Moon also features The Extraordinary Voyage, a fascinating documentary directed by Serge Bromberg and Eric Lange about the life of Georges Méliès and the magic of film history and preservation
Too Late for Tears( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 160 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
Chicago( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 154 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 : a serial in twelve episodes by Georges Franju( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 153 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
Douglas Fairbanks, a modern musketeer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His picture in the papers: A young man can marry his sweetheart only if he becomes famous enough to have his picture printed in the paper; Mystery of the leaping fish: A satire on Sherlock Holmes which concerns a professional incident in the life of the world's greatest scientific detective; Flirting with fate: A struggling artist whose heart is broken when his sweetheart is promised in marriage to someone else
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 145 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 142 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
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Miss Mend : An Adventure Serial in Three Parts by Fedor Aleksandrovich Ot︠s︡ep( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 131 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
Georges Méliès encore : new discoveries : 26 films (1896-1911)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 114 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
Bed and sofa = Tretʹi︠a︡ meshchanskai︠a︡ by Abram Matveevich Room( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Russian and English and held by 102 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
Tol'able David by Henry King( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama, directed by Henry King and featuring Richard Barthelmess, Gladys Hulette, and Walter P. Lewis, is about a young man who desires to seek vengeance on thugs who wreaked his family
 
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Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)