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1.

The End of Saint Petersburg

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The end of Saint Petersburg: Shows changing conditions in Russia as seen by a young peasant who lived through the upheaval in St. Petersburg that culminated in the revolution of 1917.; Deserter: A German shipyard laborer joins a worker's strike in defiance of a corrupt union and regardless of the company's violent reprisals. Starved, beaten, and discouraged, he is sent in an envoy to the USSR and is rejuvenated by the spirit of cooperation and optimism of the idyllic workers' state.
DVD
2002; 1927
Clemons (Stacks)
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Potomok Chingis-Khana

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Revolutionary drama centered on a young Mongol thought to be descended from Genghis Khan whom imperialists seek to use to further their expansionist interests. After a series of misadventures the young man rebels and leads his people against their oppressors.
DVD
1999; 1928
Clemons (Stacks)
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J'accuse

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J'accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, François (Séverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubé). Both Jean and François end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of was, depicted with stark realism.; Paris pendant la guerre (Paris during the war): A rare comical look at Parisian life during wartime. These short vignettes featu [...]
DVD
2008; 1919
Clemons (Stacks)
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Georges Méliès: First Wizard of Cinema (1896-1913)

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"Georges Méliès built the world's first movie studio in 1896 near Paris; from it cascaded fantastic magic films, dream films, historical reconstructions, imaginary journeys, melodramas, slapstick comedies -- even erotic films. Examples are all here..."--Distributor's website.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Phantom of the Opera

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A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors.
DVD
1997; 1925
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stachka

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Set in pre-World War I Tsarist Russia, the story depicts a strike by factory workers and its brutal suppression by the authorities.
DVD
2000; 1925
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Chaplin Mutual Comedies

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A group of silent comedies produced within an 18 month period, many featuring his signature Little Tramp character.
DVD
2006; 1916
Clemons (Stacks)
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World War I Films of the Silent Era

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These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Berlin, Die Symphonie Der Grossstadt

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A cross section of life in Berlin from dawn to midnight on a late spring day. Uses montage, cutting, and editing to capture the pulse and tempo of this city.
DVD
1999; 1927
Clemons (Stacks)
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Outskirts: And, the Girl With the Hatbox

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Outskirts: Family obligation competes with personal desire in a remote Russian village during World War I. The girl with the hatbox: A young woman who works in a hat shop unexpectedly wins a fortune through a lottery ticket.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

The Parson's Widow

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An aged woman who has already buried three earlier husbands, asserts her right to marry the new pastor in order to keep her home, the parsonage. Sofren Aldo brings Mari, his fiancee, to the parish, claiming that she is his sister and hoping that his silly pranks will hasten the old lady's end.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Open City

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Rossellini's classic is representative of neo-realistic cinema. The story takes place in Rome during the Nazi occupation where a priest who is helping the Italian resistance fighters is discovered and arrested by the SS.
DVD
1997; 1945
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured on this videodisc is an excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire", a 1920 release which reunited "Caligari's" creative team.
DVD
1997; 1919
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Die Spinnen: The Spiders

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An adventure story about an organized band of criminals who scheme to dominate the world. Crime is an end in itself for The Spiders syndicate headed by a respectable man, Dr. Telphas, but energized by a woman, the fantastically resourceful Lio Sha. Follow the syndicate as they chase from Peru to England, India and the Falkland Islands in a mad chase for jewels and dominance of the world.
DVD
1999; 1919
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Zemli͡a

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After the death of his grandfather, Vasil wishes the neighboring farmers to share the use of a tractor purchased by the village council. Struggling against superstition, rich landowners and nature itself, he becomes the victim of a tragic murder.
DVD
2001; 1930
Clemons (Stacks)
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Way Down East

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Melodrama about a young woman who is lured into a fake marriage, becomes pregnant and is abandoned. She moves to a small town and falls in love with a wealthy but humble man, but cannot escape her scandalous past.
DVD
1998; 1920
Clemons (Stacks)
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Landmarks of Early Film

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A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied.
DVD
1997; 1886
Clemons (Stacks)
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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

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The first vampire movie. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire) leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats, where he is destroyed by sunlight.
DVD
2000; 1922
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Joan the Woman

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In WWI an English officer is inspired to fulfill his mission when he finds the decayed sword of Joan of Arc who appears to him in a vision. The story goes back through her leadership of the French army and her burning at the stake.
DVD
2001; 1916
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Midnight

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A jury foreman convinced that a young girl murdered her lover in a crime of passion provides the one convicting vote that sends her to the electric chair. The supense mounts to a harrowing climax as his daughter commits a similar murder on the stroke of midnight.
DVD
2000; 1934
Clemons (Stacks)