Saved From the Flames

Saved From the Flames

54 Rare and Restored Films 1896-1944

DVD - 2008
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"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 nitrate era."--Container.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Flicker Alley, c2008
ISBN: 9781893967342
Call Number: DVD F SAVE
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (420 min.) : sd. and si., b&w, tinted and col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Blackhawk Films collection


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Oct 31, 2017

Library Copy has one of three DVD disks. Loaded with humorous footage, it contains "laughing as we used to", and "grace notes"

Oct 25, 2016

I just returned this set. It was very interesting to watch. In the second Dvd of this set under "Laugh like we used to" there was a some funny things especially "Lizzie's of the Field" which was about how a 1924 Car Race turns into a mess instead(you have to see it!). Then there were other things that show how far Technology has come.I am glad that they saved all of these old films!


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