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History of Motion Pictures

The History of Motion Pictures: Early Films by Thomas Alva Edison 1905 - 1917 by A2ZCDS presents 15 unique examples of motion pictures from the early 20th Century. Each comes directly from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. These films produced by Thomas Edison Inc. from 1905 to 1917 posses a sense of professionalism, finesse and daring.

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Episodes (15)

  1. 1. The Burglar's Slide for Life Part-1
    01 January 2004
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    The faithful and fiercely protective family dog is the hero of this film. The dog, perhaps the first of the animal movie-stars, is amazingly well trained to do the feats he performs on screen. He gives a merry chase to the burglar till the very end. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: Edwin S. Porter. Year: 1905. Length: 00:03:02. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  2. 2. The Burglar's Slide for Life Part-2
    01 January 2004
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    The faithful and fiercely protective family dog is the hero of this film. The dog, perhaps the first of the animal movie-stars, is amazingly well trained to do the feats he performs on screen. He gives a merry chase to the burglar till the very end. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: Edwin S. Porter. Year: 1905. Length: 00:02:37. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  3. 3. The Little Train Robbery Part-1
    01 January 2004
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    The Little (toy) Train, full of genteel folk enjoying their trip, is suddenly attacked by a gang of robbers who escape with the cash. A cops-and-robbers chase follows with the capture of the culprits. The film is stacked with action, imaginatively produced and not without its funny moments, especially at the end. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: Edwin S. Porter. Year: 1905
  4. 4. The Little Train Robbery Part-2
    01 January 2004
    5min
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    The Little (toy) Train, full of genteel folk enjoying their trip, is suddenly attacked by a gang of robbers who escape with the cash. A cops-and-robbers chase follows with the capture of the culprits. The film is stacked with action, imaginatively produced and not without its funny moments, especially at the end. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: Edwin S. Porter. Year: 1905
  5. 5. The Little Train Robbery Part-3
    01 January 2004
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    The Little (toy) Train, full of genteel folk enjoying their trip, is suddenly attacked by a gang of robbers who escape with the cash. A cops-and-robbers chase follows with the capture of the culprits. The film is stacked with action, imaginatively produced and not without its funny moments, especially at the end. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: Edwin S. Porter. Year: 1905
  6. 6. Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g
    01 January 2004
    2min
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    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g. A unique example of motion pictures from the early 20th Century, direct from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. A timeless cinema treasure.
  7. 7. Army pack train bringing supplies
    01 January 2004
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    The Army moved its supplies on the backs of mules and horses way back then - much as it is still done in some parts of the world till date. Though a mundane task it showed the orderly lines maintained by the by the army in keeping discipline even among these beasts. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: 1906. Length: 00:01:49. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White
  8. 8. The Stenographer's Friend Part-1
    01 January 2004
    4min
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    This is a must see film for all white collar workers. Witness the introduction of perhaps the first dictaphone for use in the office - much to the relief of everyone. Ever an inventor and an entrepreneur Thomas Edison is seen promoting the use of his latest invention the Dictaphone. The film also shows the advent of the women into the office as part of the office staff. Sponsor: Thomas Edison
  9. 9. The Stenographer's Friend Part-2
    01 January 2004
    5min
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    This is a must see film for all white collar workers. Witness the introduction of perhaps the first dictaphone for use in the office - much to the relief of everyone. Ever an inventor and an entrepreneur Thomas Edison is seen promoting the use of his latest invention the Dictaphone. The film also shows the advent of the women into the office as part of the office staff. Sponsor: Thomas Edison
  10. 10. The Voice of the Violin Part-1
    01 January 2004
    4min
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    The Voice of the Violin Part-1. A unique example of motion pictures from the early 20th Century, direct from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. A timeless cinema treasure.
  11. 11. The Voice of the Violin Part-2
    01 January 2004
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    The Voice of the Violin Part-2. A unique example of motion pictures from the early 20th Century, direct from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. A timeless cinema treasure.
  12. 12. The Voice of the Violin Part-3
    01 January 2004
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    The Voice of the Violin Part-3. A unique example of motion pictures from the early 20th Century, direct from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. A timeless cinema treasure
  13. 13. The Voice of the Violin Part-4
    01 January 2004
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    The Voice of the Violin Part-4. A unique example of motion pictures from the early 20th Century, direct from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. A timeless cinema treasure.
  14. 14. The Voice of the Violin Part-5
    01 January 2004
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    The Voice of the Violin Part-5. A unique example of motion pictures from the early 20th Century, direct from the historic recording studios of Thomas Edison himself - Thomas Edison Inc. A timeless cinema treasure.
  15. 15. Gold and Diamond Mines of South Africa.
    01 January 2004
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    Gold and Diamond Mines of South Africa. This film is surely a forerunner to the documentaries now being produced by the National Geographic and the Discovery Channel Networks. It describes how diamonds were mined in South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century. Sponsor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Producer: N/A. Year: 1917. Length: 00:03:57. Audio: Silent. Color: Black & White

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Thomas A.Edison
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2004
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