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During its second decade of existence, the Gaumont Film Company continued to prove itself an indomitable force in cultivating and advanceing the fledging art of cinema. This second series of releases of Gaumont Treasures surveys the work of some of its most influential filmmakers. EMILE COHL: (the screen's first great animator) disc includes Fantasmagoria (1908), The Puppets Nightmare (1908), The Living Fan (1909), Comic Mutations (1909), The Tweleve Labors of Hercules (1910), Petit Faust (1910), Bebes Masterpiece (1910) and many more. JEAN DURAND (who specialized in madcap comedy and American-style westerns) disc includes: Calino Wants to Be a Cowboy (1911), Onesime Goes To Hell (1912), Onesime, Clockmaker (1912), Onesime Loves Animals (1913), Zigoto Drives a Locomotive (1912), The Railway of Death (1912), Burning Heart: An Indian Tale (1912), Under the Claw (1912) and more. Also includes bonus documentary short: Jean Durand 1882-1946 and a sampling of innovative color and sound films from the 1910s. JACQUES FEYDER (whose sophisticated comedies made him the french counterpart of Ernst Lubitch and Cecil B. DeMille) and THE EARLY MASTERS OF FRENCH CINEMA (all featured on this disc) includes: Heads... And The Women Who Use Them (1916, Feyder), The Barges (1911, George-Andre Lacroix), La Marseillaise (1912, Etienne Arnaud), Childs Play (1913, Henri Fescourt), Feet and Hands (1915, Gaston Ravel). OVER TEN HOURS OF MATERIAL!!!
The Gaumont Film Company, the oldest film company in the world.
Created in 1895 and headed by Leon Gaumont, he marketed Georges Demeny's invention which would be known... Read more
This excellent set of movies from the early days of silent cinema still works its magic and though mainly for those with an interest in such films, more general audiences will find... Read morePublished on November 13, 2011 by A kids review