Before Hollywood There Was Fort Lee: Early Moviemaking in New Jersey

Before Hollywood There Was Fort Lee: Early Moviemaking in New Jersey

     
 

Due the fact that Hollywood and California have become virtually synonymous since the late twentieth century, many film fanatics aren't aware that the film industry as we know if flourished on the East Coast long before the inception of Tinseltown. Conceiving Black Maria, the first American movie studio, under a small, tarpaper shack outside of his New Jersey studio,… See more details below

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Due the fact that Hollywood and California have become virtually synonymous since the late twentieth century, many film fanatics aren't aware that the film industry as we know if flourished on the East Coast long before the inception of Tinseltown. Conceiving Black Maria, the first American movie studio, under a small, tarpaper shack outside of his New Jersey studio, inventor Thomas Edison successfully gave birth to the modern moving image. Soon thereafter, hordes of aspiring filmmakers realized that the untainted nature of New Jersey could serve as a convincing replication of the Wild West, sparking a slew of immediately profitable but long-since disbanded movie studios. It was her that such early cinematic heavyweights as D.W. Griffith and Mack Sennett honed their skills, and thanks to filmmaker Thomas Hanlon viewers can now witness the birth of a pre-Hollywood studio system that many never knew existed.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
UPC:
0014381185522
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
2:26:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title; The First Studios [3:36]
2. Rescued From an Eagle's Nest [3:54]
3. The Curtain Pole [7:51]
4. Champion Studio [1:13]
5. The Lonely Villa [7:46]
6. Eclair and World Studios [3:58]
7. Willat-Fox Studio [3:49]
8. The Other Studios [7:08]
9. The End of Fort Lee [:44]
1. Main Title; Study Time [6:44]
2. Expelled [7:54]
3. The Little Rose Thief [11:57]
4. Their First Tryst [6:52]
5. The Lawn Party [4:56]
6. Reconciling Father and Son [7:31]
7. The Gypsy Cure [9:47]
8. Wishes Come True [4:22]
1. A Dying Mother's Strange Trust [3:27]
2. The Village Sensation [4:31]
3. Sunday Morning [2:10]
4. Scandal [5:12]
5. An Unexpected Trust [:51]
1. Main Title; Where the Movies Flourish [5:46]
2. Rehearsal [8:05]
3. On Location [4:31]
4. In Quest of Adventure [6:56]
5. An Offer [4:22]

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