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Summary: Silent film reenactment detailing the events leading up to the Russian Revolution. The film was commissioned to Sergei Eisenstein to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Eisenstein chose to capture the spirit of the era by focusing on one place at one point in time: Petrograd between February and October 1917, and using a political perspective. The original version was...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Corinth Films 1998

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA OCT

Summary: Having defined the espionage genre with Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler, Fritz Lang returned to the genre with this surprisingly fast-paced and remarkably grim thriller. Rudolf Klein-Rogge starts as Haghi, the head of an elaborate criminal empire, and Willy Fritsch is the undercover agent assigned to topple the diabolical king from his throne. Filled with the sexual intrigue and high-tech gadgetry that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER SPI

Summary: After the death of his grandfather, Vasil wishes the neighboring farmers to share the use of a tractor purchased by the village council. Struggling against superstition, rich landowners and nature itself, he becomes the victim of a tragic murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EAR

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

Summary: "This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAW

1 hold on 1 copy

Contents: vol. 1. Jamaica Inn ; Young and innocent ; The skin game ; The sorcerer's apprentice ; Bonus features. Favorite Hitchcock posters -- vol. 2. The manxman ; Juno and the paycock ; Champagne ; Hitchcock presents: The cheney vase ; Bonus features. Hitchcock radio: "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" -- vol. 3. The farmer's wife ; Easy virtue ; The ring ; Bonus features. Hitchcock trailers -- vol. 4. Blackmail ;...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Alfred 2007

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Most commonly known as the principle screenwriter for director William Desmond Taylor, Julia Crawford Ivers was a filmmaker of diverse talents, working as director, scenarist, production supervisor, and editor at Paramount. This collection includes The Intrigue, directed by Frank Lloyd, screenplay by Ivers. The Majesty of the Law (reel 4 only), and A Son of Erin written and directed by Julia...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA INT

Summary: This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 1999

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNC

Summary: A man goes to considerable lengths to avoid being seen. Beckett's first venture into the film medium is a one-character production without dialogue, based on Berkeley's theory Esse est percipi, or "to be is to be perceived."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIL

Summary: Keaton stars as youthful dreamer Willie McKay, who travels westward on a rickety locomotive to claim his birthright, only to find that his inheritance is a rundown shack. On top of that, he learns that the object of his affection is the daughter of a man with whom his family has been engaged in a long, violent feud. McKay's personal struggles are punctuated by brilliant slapstick set pieces...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY OUR

Summary: It was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd, and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his "Glasses Character" this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can't keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city's last horse-drawn trolley, which is operated by his sweetheart's crusty grandfather.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE SPE

Summary: Rather than depict Dracula as a shape-shifting monster or debonair gentleman, Murnau's Graf Orlok is a nightmarish, spidery creature with a bulbous head and taloned claws.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NOS

Summary: " ... 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."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Flicker Alley 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PHA

Summary: The deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, recovered thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHA

Summary: A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2002

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1 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY WAX

Summary: Christ visits a king through the resurrected Count Ferdinand in order to convince the king to devote his life to peace.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIV

Summary: After years of relative obscurity, Alice Guy Blach is now being recognized for her role in the development of the cinematic arts. Beginning as a typist for the Gaumont Company, she volunteered to produce a series of novelty films. So successful were her films, and so efficient her methods, she eventually became the studio's head of production. During cinema's first decade, the multi-talented...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ALI

Summary: In an aristocratic English family the young lord finds to his horror, while painting his wife's portrait, that as the work progresses life drains from his lady. In this poetic horror film, called by some the most outstanding achievement of this genre, an absolute mastery of editing and rhythm is employed with lighting and Gothic sets combining to impart an unearthly sense of mystery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Allday Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FAL

Summary: Robert Flaherty's classic film tells the story of Inuit hunter Nanook and his family as they struggle to survive in the harsh conditions of Canada's Hudson Bay region. Enormously popular when released in 1922, Nanook of the North is a cinematic milestone that continues to enchant audiences.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Reel Enterprises 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAN

Summary: In a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that witches of the middle ages and turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients suffer from the same type of hysteria. Its a witches brew of the scary, the gross and the darkly humorous.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2001

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAX

Summary: Murder!: Based on the novel and play called Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson. It was Hitchcock's third all-talkie film. When a woman (Norah Baring) is convicted of murder, one of the men selected to serve on the murder trial jury (Herbert Marshall) believes the accused, an aspiring actress, is innocent of the crime and takes it upon himself to apprehend the real killer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Madacy Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Alfred 2010

Summary: When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2010

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD COMEDY MOD

Summary: In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Classics 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIO

Summary: New 4K restoration by Universal Pictures! Straight shooting is a landmark in the history of the Western. It is the first feature directed by the legendary John Ford (here credited as Jack Ford) who revived the career of Harry Carey, one of his greatest stars, who gives a rough-and-tumble performance as a hired gun of cattle rustlers. "Cheyenne Harry" is a role Carey would play into the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2020

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN STR

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