Pioneers : first women filmmakers
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Book Cover
Weber, Lois, 1879-1939, film director.
Park, Ida May, film director.
Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970, film director.
Wilson, Elsie Jane, film director.
Wong, Marion E., film director.
[New York, N.Y.] : Kino Classics, [2018].
Physical Desc
6 videodiscs (approximately 1320 mins) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. 1 booklet (76 pages : illustration ; 18 cm)


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[New York, N.Y.] : Kino Classics, [2018].


General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Originally produced as motion pictures 1911-1929.
General Note
A monumental six-disc collection ; 2K and 4K restorations of more than 50 films ; features, shorts, fragments ; 80-page booklet with essays and photos ; interviews with historians and archivists ; musical scores by Renée C. Baker, The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, Makia Matsumura, Maud Nelissen, Dana Reason, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and others
General Note
Special feature include interviews with historians and featurettes on the directors and resortation.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors: Grace Cunard, Dorothy Davenport Reid, Alice Guy-Blaché, Zora Neale Hurston, Ruth Ann Baldwin , Cleo Madison, Frances Marion, Alla Nazimova, Mabel Normand, Ida May Park, Nell Shipman, Lois Weber, Elsie Jane Wilson, Marion E. Wong
Creation/Production Credits
Curator, Shelley Stamp ; producer, Bret Wood ; executive producer, Illeana Douglas
In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development : slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores.
System Details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, aspect ratio (1.33 : 1)
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Home use only.
Silent with English intertitles and added music.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Weber, L., Park, I. M., Shipman, N., Wilson, E. J., Wong, M. E., Baldwin, R. A., Madison, C., Marion, F., Nazimova, 1., Normand, M., Cunard, G., Davenport, D., Guy, A., Hurston, Z. N., Stamp, S., Douglas, I., & Wood, B. (2018). Pioneers: first women filmmakers . Kino Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lois Weber et al.. 2018. Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers. Kino Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lois Weber et al.. Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers Kino Classics, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Weber, Lois, et al. Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers Kino Classics, 2018.

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