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3eyes's avatar

3eyes

thanks to Gershwin and Marco for all the Lumiere links.
5 years 11 months ago
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muzzlehatch

Gotta disagree with greenhorg; certainly some of these films may be extremely difficult to find, and heck a few might be "impossible" unless one happens to work at the particular archive where the single copy is kept or whatever - but that's the joy of the hunt! And stuff keeps re-appearing all the time, from out of the dustbins of history.
4 years 2 months ago
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OttoElPiloto

All extant episodes of Kino-Pravda now available online: https://vertov.filmmuseum.at/jart/prj3/filmmuseum-sammlung/main.jart?rel=vertov_en&content-id=1520614623371&reserve-mode=active

Note that Kino-Pravda 12 is lost. I'm guessing that it was never actually included in the Essential Cinema and should probably be removed from this list.

To be honest, this list really shouldn't include all the Kino-Pravdas - and certainly not a lost film. The source list just mentions "newsreel material," and I can't imagine they actually had prints of all the episodes. They most likely had some compilation reels of Kino-Week and Kino-Pravda excerpts, maybe that MOMA "Kino-Pravda Excerpts" film that's on KG.
1 year 5 months ago
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monoglot

Are both the Méliès and Lumière versions of Les tribulations d'un concierge really in this list?

http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/les+tribulations+dun+concierge/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/les+tribulations+dun+concierge-1896/

The Méliès appears to be lost, and the Lumière seems extremely rare, if it isn't lost too.
5 years 7 months ago
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serriform

Kodak Ghost Poems was renamed Huge Pupils because the Kodak company objected. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1857729/reference
6 years 2 months ago
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serriform

Sausalito is (according to this filmography http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/cinefiles/DocDetail?docId=7609) is a 30 minute segment of ****.
edit: I have now submitted this separately
6 years 2 months ago
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serriform

here are the titles I believe need to be added to IMDb:

Jordan Belson
Momentum (1968)
Cosmos (1969)

Joseph Cornell
The Midnight Party (1969)

Dwinell Grant
Stop Motion Tests (1942)
Color Sequence (1943)

Jerome Hill
Death in the Forenoon (1966)
Canaries (1968)

Andrew Noren
Kodak Ghost Poems, Part I (1967)

Andy Warhol
Sausalito, 1967

Edit: All have been submitted (except the last two which do not need to be)
6 years 2 months ago
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serriform

Ok I have compiled what I believe is a complete list of the films which are both missing from this list and are on IMDb. I will PM

Jordan Belson
World (1970) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2964914/reference

Stan Brakhage
Vein (1965) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278797/reference
Blood's Tone (1965) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278360/reference

Ernie Gehr
Reverberation (1969) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159699/reference
Still (1969) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0991284/reference
Serene Velocity (1970) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159727/reference

Dwinell Grant
Contrathemis (1941) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1434422/reference

Dimitri Kirsanoff
Rapt (1934) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137187/reference

George Landow (a.k.a. Owen Land):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3064652/reference

Gregory Markopoulos
Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort, part II: Lysis (1948) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255331/reference
Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort, part III: Charmides (1948) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255046/reference
(part one is listed seperately for some reason and is on the ICM list)

Marie Menken
Eye Music in Red Major (1961) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2318254/reference

Dudley Murphy / Fernand Léger
Ballet mécanique (1924) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014694/reference

Pat O'Neill
Saugus Series (1974) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161960/reference

Hans Richter
Zweigroschenzauber (1929) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123336/reference

Warren Sonbert
Carriage Trade (1971) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377595/reference

Dziga Vertov
Shagay, sovet! (1926) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017372/reference

just the links so they can be easily imported:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2964914/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278797/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278360/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159699/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0991284/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159727/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1434422/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137187/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255331/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255046/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2318254/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014694/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161960/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0123336/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377595/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017372/reference
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3064652/reference
6 years 2 months ago
frbrown's avatar

frbrown

"Cotillion" and "Gymnopedies" are on iCM now.
7 years 2 months ago
BaalMan's avatar

BaalMan

I loved the list
here a help
Sharits - NOTHING
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2145306/
7 years 4 months ago
frbrown's avatar

frbrown

Thank you! I was hoping someone would add this.
7 years 7 months ago
greenhorg's avatar

greenhorg

Even the top users can't find well over 100 of these films. It's like Vogel and UNESCO. These are not good kinds of lists for this website.
4 years 8 months ago
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mysteryfan

Louis Lumere is my favourite director of all time

I just checked 25 of his movies which are in top lists, within half an hour

looks like a good deal, 25 checks in 30 minutes :)
5 years 9 months ago
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