World War I films of the silent era [DVD videorecording] / Film Preservation Associates, Inc.

Contributor(s): Shepard, David | Thompson, Donald C | Arnauld de la Periére, Lothar von, 1886- | De Mille, William C. (William Churchill), 1878-1955 | Lasky, Jesse L, 1880-1958 | Marion, Frances, 1888-1973 | Abel, John D | Vidor, Florence | Holt, Jack, 1888-1951 | Ogle, Charles, 1865-1940 | Thomas, Lowell, 1892-1981 | Lieven, D. C. B | Suny, Ronald Grigor | Paramount Pictures | Post-Newsweek Productions | Blackhawk Films | Film Preservation Associates | Image Entertainment (Firm)
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: Blackhawk Films collectionPublisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, c2001Description: 1 videodisc (167 min.) : sd., b&w with col. tinted sequences ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): World War, 1914-1918 | War films -- United States -- History and criticism | Motion pictures -- United States -- History | War photographers, American | War correspondents, AmericanGenre/Form: Short films. | Silent films. | Documentary films.DDC classification: 791.43/658 LOC classification: D522.23 | .W67 2001
Contents:
Fighting the war / a Donald C. Thompson picture (1916) -- The log of the U-35 / Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere (combined 1919 British version and 1920 American versions of original German film (1917) titled: Der Magische Gürtel (The Enchanted circle) -- The secret game / Paramount (1917) -- The moving picture boys in the Great War / Post-Newsweek Productions, The American Documents and Blackhawk Films (1975).
Production Credits: [Fighting the war] photographer, Donald C. Thompson . [The secret game] Jesse L. Lasky presents ; producer, William C. de Mille ; writer, Marion Fairfax. [The moving picture boys in the Great War] researched & compiled by John D. Abel ... [et al.] ; narrator, Lowell Thomas. DVD produced by David Shepard ; silent film music compiled and performed by Eric Beheim.
Cast: [Secret game] Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Jack Holt, Charles Ogle.Summary: 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.
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DVD.

Collective title from menu screen.

In English ; three films are silent with musical accompaniment.

[Secret game] Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Jack Holt, Charles Ogle.

[Fighting the war] photographer, Donald C. Thompson . [The secret game] Jesse L. Lasky presents ; producer, William C. de Mille ; writer, Marion Fairfax. [The moving picture boys in the Great War] researched & compiled by John D. Abel ... [et al.] ; narrator, Lowell Thomas. DVD produced by David Shepard ; silent film music compiled and performed by Eric Beheim.

Videodisc release of four short motion pictures.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

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.

Fighting the war / a Donald C. Thompson picture (1916) -- The log of the U-35 / Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere (combined 1919 British version and 1920 American versions of original German film (1917) titled: Der Magische Gürtel (The Enchanted circle) -- The secret game / Paramount (1917) -- The moving picture boys in the Great War / Post-Newsweek Productions, The American Documents and Blackhawk Films (1975).

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