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Edison: The Wizard of Light

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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
This historical drama is about Thomas Edison, American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. This story is set in 1893, in Menlo Park, New Jersey, where Thomas Edison (Ken Walsh) - the world's greatest inventor - is alone in his lab, obsessed by a vision: "What if I could do for the eye what my favorite invention, the phonograph, does for the ear?" Edison's prototype, the 'Kinetoscope," is destroyed by Jack (Michal Suchanek), a scruffy twelve year-old, desperately fleeing an angry truant officer when he crashes into the Wizard's lab. Edison's first inclination is to throw the brat back to the wolves, but, because he recognizes something of himself in the boy, he covers for Jack and takes him in. Jack becomes a kind of Sorcerer's Apprentice to Edison, sharing the adventure, the late hours and the unrelenting energy of the "Wizard of Menlo Park,"as they pursue the dream of the idea of motion pictures...This film is an Emmy Award Winner!
Release Date
1998
Run Time
54 min.
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
  • Film
Published
Victory Studios, 1998.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Victory Studios in 1998.
Publisher no.
1320774 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (54 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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