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Title Electric Edwardians : the lost films of Mitchell & Kenyon / Films by Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon; original score by In the Nursery; produced by the British Film Institute.

Publication Info. [United States] : Milestone Film & Video ; [New York]: distributed by New Yorker Video, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Media Room  DVD 942.082 ELE    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 941.082 ELECTRIC    Check Shelf
Edition [Full frame].
Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced film from 1900-1913.
"In the earliest years of the twentieth century, enterprising traveling showmen in the north of England hired pioneer filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon to shoot footage of local people going about their everyday activities. These films would be shown later at nearby fairgrounds, town halls and neighborhood theaters. Workers, school children, sports fans and seaside vacationers all flocked to see themselves miraculously captured on screen. The astonishing discovery of the original Mitchell & Kenyon negatives in Blackburn, England in a basement about to be demolished has been described as film's equivalent of Tutankhamen's tomb. ...This treasure trove of extraordinary footage provides an unparalleled record of everyday life in the years before World War I." -- Container.
Special features: Optional voiceover commentary by Dr. Vanessa Toulmin, National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield; Video interview with Dr. Toulmin; 'Pictures of crowd Splendour' by Tom Gunning, University of Chicago; Featurette on the restoration; "Diving Lucy: and additional shorts by Mitchell and Kenyon; Electric Edwardians press kit downloadable on DVD-Rom (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).
System Details DVD.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
England -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910.
Added Author Mitchell, Sagar, 1866-1952.
Kenyon, James, 1850-1925.
Mitchell and Kenyon.
British Film Institute.
Milestone Film & Video.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
ISBN 1933920009
Standard No. 784148010144
Music No. MILE00101 MIlestone Film & Video
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