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3eyes's avatar


thanks to Gershwin and Marco for all the Lumiere links.
6 years 9 months ago
OttoElPiloto's avatar


All extant episodes of Kino-Pravda now available online:

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.
2 years 3 months ago
muzzlehatch's avatar


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.
5 years ago
monoglot's avatar


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

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


I loved the list
here a help
Sharits - NOTHING
8 years 3 months ago
serriform's avatar


Kodak Ghost Poems was renamed Huge Pupils because the Kodak company objected.
7 years 1 month ago
serriform's avatar


Sausalito is (according to this filmography is a 30 minute segment of ****.
edit: I have now submitted this separately
7 years 1 month ago
serriform's avatar


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)
7 years 1 month ago
serriform's avatar


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)

Stan Brakhage
Vein (1965)
Blood's Tone (1965)

Ernie Gehr
Reverberation (1969)
Still (1969)
Serene Velocity (1970)

Dwinell Grant
Contrathemis (1941)

Dimitri Kirsanoff
Rapt (1934)

George Landow (a.k.a. Owen Land):

Gregory Markopoulos
Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort, part II: Lysis (1948)
Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort, part III: Charmides (1948)
(part one is listed seperately for some reason and is on the ICM list)

Marie Menken
Eye Music in Red Major (1961)

Dudley Murphy / Fernand Léger
Ballet mécanique (1924)

Pat O'Neill
Saugus Series (1974)

Hans Richter
Zweigroschenzauber (1929)

Warren Sonbert
Carriage Trade (1971)

Dziga Vertov
Shagay, sovet! (1926)

just the links so they can be easily imported:
7 years 1 month ago
frbrown's avatar


"Cotillion" and "Gymnopedies" are on iCM now.
8 years ago
frbrown's avatar


Thank you! I was hoping someone would add this.
8 years 5 months ago
greenhorg's avatar


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.
5 years 6 months ago
mysteryfan's avatar


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 :)
6 years 8 months ago
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