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A Woman of the Sea, also known by its working title Sea Gulls, is an unreleased silent film produced in 1926 by the Chaplin Film Company.
Adams Filmi Oy (previously Adamsin Filmitoimisto) was a Finnish film production company.
The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States.
Andy Milligan (February 12, 1929 – June 3, 1991) was an American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker, whose work includes 27 films made between 1965 and 1988.
Associated Artists Productions (a.a.p.) was a distributor of theatrical feature films and short subjects for television.
A single chemical reaction is said to be autocatalytic if one of the reaction products is also a catalyst for the same or a coupled reaction.
A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film.
Berlin is the capital and the largest city of Germany, as well as one of its 16 constituent states.
Beyond the Rocks is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood, starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson.
Big and Little Wong Tin Bar also known as Seven Little Valiant Fighters/Two of a Kind is a 1962 Hong Kong film.
The Biograph Company, also known as the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, was a motion picture company founded in 1895 and active until 1916.
Boo! is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy short film by Universal Pictures, directed and written by Albert DeMond.
Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library was established by Vladimir Putin and is one of the national Libraries in Russia.
Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.
Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American filmmaker.
Cellulose acetate film, or safety film, is used in photography as a base material for photographic emulsions.
Charlie Chan Carries On (1930) is the fifth novel in the Charlie Chan series by Earl Derr Biggers.
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.
Clara Gordon Bow (July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" after 1927.
The purpose of copyright registration is to place on record a verifiable account of the date and content of the work in question, so that in the event of a legal claim, or case of infringement or plagiarism, the copyright owner can produce a copy of the work from an official government source.
A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following.
David Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern cinematic techniques.
Dave Kehr (born 1953) is an American film critic.
Death Proof is a 2007 American exploitation horror film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Decasia is a 2002 American found footage film by Bill Morrison, featuring an original score by Michael Gordon.
A deleted scene is footage that has been removed from the final version of a film or television show.
Digital permanence addresses the history and development of digital storage techniques, specifically quantifying the expected lifetime of data stored on various digital media and the factors which influence the permanence of digital data.
Digitization, at WhatIs.com in Collins English Dictionary less commonly digitalization, is the process of converting information into a digital (i.e. computer-readable) format, in which the information is organized into bits.
Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer.
Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and author.
Elle Schneider (born November 11, 1985) is an American filmmaker and camera developer, best known as co-producer and director of photography on the 2014 documentary That Guy Dick Miller, and for her work creating the Digital Bolex cinema camera.
Elsie Louise Ferguson (August 19, 1883 – November 15, 1961) was an American stage and film actress.
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation was an American motion picture and distribution company created on July 19, 1916, from the merger of Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company—originally formed by Zukor as Famous Players in Famous Plays—and the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company.
A feature film is a film (also called a motion picture or movie) with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program.
Film colorization (or colourisation) is any process that adds color to black-and-white, sepia, or other monochrome moving-picture images.
Film preservation, or film restoration, describes a series of ongoing efforts among film historians, archivists, museums, cinematheques, and non-profit organizations to rescue decaying film stock and preserve the images which they contain.
First National Pictures was an American motion picture production and distribution company.
Forgotten Silver (1995) is a New Zealand mockumentary film that purports to tell the story of a pioneering New Zealand filmmaker.
Found film is the most common name for the still film or movie footage found exposed but undeveloped; it is also often referred as undeveloped film, or forgotten film.
The Fox Film Corporation was an American company that produced motion pictures, formed by William Fox on 1 February 1915.
Francis Xavier Bushman (January 10, 1883 – August 23, 1966) was an American film actor and director.
Frankenstein is a 1910 film made by Edison Studios.
From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, and written by Daniel Taradash, based on the novel of the same name by James Jones.
Gloria May Josephine Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.
Gold Diggers of Broadway is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Winnie Lightner and Nick Lucas.
Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.
Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive.
Harold Clayton Lloyd Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971) was an American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who is best known for his silent comedy films.
Henry DeWitt Carey II (January 16, 1878 – September 21, 1947) was an American actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars.
Hedda Hopper (born Elda Furry; May 2, 1885February 1, 1966) was an American actress and gossip columnist, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons.
Her Friend the Bandit is a 1914 American comedy silent film made by Keystone Studios starring Charles Chaplin and Mabel Normand, both of whom co-directed the movie.
Home video is pre-recorded video media that is either sold, rented or streamed for home entertainment.
House of Wax is a 1953 American color 3-D horror film about a disfigured sculptor who repopulates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays.
I Love Lucy is a landmark American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.
Iris Barry (1895 – 1969) was a film critic and curator.
Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE, PMW (生; born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.
James Francis Cagney Jr. (July 17, 1899March 30, 1986) was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film.
John Barrymore (born John Sidney Blyth; February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio.
John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, film producer, musician, editor and composer.
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns is the eighth episode of the first season of Masters of Horror.
John Gustav Adolfi (February 19, 1888 – May 11, 1933) was an American silent film director, actor, and screenwriter who was involved in more than 100 productions throughout his career.
Keene State College is a liberal arts college in Keene, New Hampshire.
Kenneth Anger (born Kenneth Wilbur Anglemyer; February 3, 1927) is an American underground experimental filmmaker, actor and author.
Kinescope, shortened to kine, also known as telerecording in Britain, is a recording of a television program on motion picture film, directly through a lens focused on the screen of a video monitor.
Kino International is a film and video distributor, founded by Bill Pence in 1977.
The Eastman Kodak Company (referred to simply as Kodak) is an American technology company that produces imaging products with its historic basis on photography.
The Librarian of Congress is the head of the Library of Congress, appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate, for a term of ten years.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
This is a list of early feature-length color films (including primarily black-and-white films that have one or more color sequences) made up to about 1936, when the Technicolor three-strip process firmly established itself as the major-studio favorite.
For this list of lost films, a lost film is defined as one of which no part of a print is known to have survived.
This is an incomplete list of notable treasures that are currently lost or missing.
This is a list of unpublished books by notable people, alphabetized by author.
London After Midnight, (also known as The Hypnotist in the UK), is a 1927 American silent mystery film with horror overtones directed and co-produced by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney, with Marceline Day, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall, and Polly Moran.
Lost artworks are original pieces of art that credible sources indicate once existed but that cannot be accounted for in museums or private collections or are known to have been destroyed deliberately or accidentally, or neglected through ignorance and lack of connoisseurship.
Lost television broadcasts are composed of mostly early television programs and series that for various reasons cannot be accounted for in personal collections or studio archives.
A lost work is a document, literary work, or piece of multimedia produced some time in the past of which no surviving copies are known to exist.
Lucien Hubbard (December 22, 1888 – December 31, 1971) was a film producer and screenwriter.
Lyrical Nitrate (Lyrisch Nitraat) is a 1991 collage film by Peter Delpeut.
Martin Charles Scorsese (born November 17, 1942) is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor and film historian, whose career spans more than 50 years.
Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-born film actress and producer.
Masters of Horror was an American anthology television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang.
A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Necromania (sometimes subtitled A Tale of Weird Love) is a pornographic film by Ed Wood, released in 1971.
In photography, a negative is an image, usually on a strip or sheet of transparent plastic film, in which the lightest areas of the photographed subject appear darkest and the darkest areas appear lightest.
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Paper prints were an early mechanism to establish the copyright of motion pictures by depositing them with the Library of Congress.
Pauline Frederick (August 12, 1883 – September 19, 1938) was an American stage and film actress.
Sir Peter Robert Jackson (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer.
Planet Terror is a 2007 American zombie film directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Naveen Andrews, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Stacy Ferguson, and Bruce Willis.
Plasticizers (UK: plasticisers) or dispersants are additives that increase the plasticity or decrease the viscosity of a material.
A plot device, or plot mechanism, is any technique in a narrative used to move the plot forward.
Pola Negri (born Barbara Apolonia Chałupec; 3 January 18971 August 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles.
Pornographic films, or sex films, are films that present sexually explicit subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal and erotic satisfaction of the viewer.
Preservation refers to the set of activities that aims to prolong the life of a record with as little changes to the original record as possible.
Queen of the Night Clubs is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical drama film produced and directed by Bryan Foy, distributed by Warner Bros., and starring legendary nightclub hostess Texas Guinan.
Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American director, writer, and actor.
A reduction print is a print of a large-size format film converted to a smaller size format (for example, a 70mm print converted to 35mm).
A release print is a copy of a film that is provided to a movie theater for exhibition.
Richard III is a 55-minute film adaptation of Shakespeare's play, starring Frederick Warde as the title character.
Robert A. Harris is an American film historian and preservationist, and owner of The Film Preserve Ltd, a New York-based company which specializes in the restoration and reconstruction of classic films.
Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American filmmaker.
Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926), professionally known as Rudolph Valentino, was an Italian actor in America who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. He was an early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, who was known as the "Latin lover" or simply as "Valentino".
Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema.
Sherlock Holmes (released as Moriarty in the UK) is a 1922 American silent mystery drama film starring John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes and Roland Young as Dr. John Watson.
A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no spoken dialogue).
Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag (from the Latin argentum, derived from the Proto-Indo-European ''h₂erǵ'': "shiny" or "white") and atomic number 47.
A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.
Sound-on-disc is a class of sound film processes using a phonograph or other disc to record or play back sound in sync with a motion picture.
Sound-on-film is a class of sound film processes where the sound accompanying picture is physically recorded onto photographic film, usually, but not always, the same strip of film carrying the picture.
Southwest Passage is a 1954 American Pathécolor western film directed by Ray Nazarro and starring Joanne Dru, Rod Cameron and John Ireland, who are determined to make a unique trek across the west, using camels as his beasts of burden.
Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.
Sponsored film, or ephemeral film, as defined by film archivist Rick Prelinger, is a film made by a particular sponsor for a specific purpose other than as a work of art: the films were designed to serve a specific pragmatic purpose for a limited time.
Spontaneous combustion or spontaneous ignition is a type of combustion which occurs by self-heating (increase in temperature due to exothermic internal reactions), followed by thermal runaway (self heating which rapidly accelerates to high temperatures) and finally, autoignition.
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship and its crew.
Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective.
Still photography is the practice of making non-moving photographs, as distinct from motion picture photography (cinematography).
Stock footage, and similarly, archive footage, library pictures, and file footage is film or video footage that can be used again in other films.
Technicolor is a series of color motion picture processes, the first version dating from 1916, and followed by improved versions over several decades.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
A television pilot (also known as a pilot or a pilot episode and sometimes marketed as a tele-movie) is a standalone episode of a television series that is used to sell the show to a television network.
Theodor Antonius Tugai (23 August 1912 – 8 June 2000), better known as Teuvo Tulio, was a Finnish film director and actor.
Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan (January 12, 1884 – November 5, 1933) was an American actress, producer and entrepreneur.
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr.
The Battle of Hearts is a 1916 American silent drama film written and directed by Oscar Apfel, and produced and distributed by Fox Film Corporation.
The Caddy is a 1953 American comedy–musical–sports film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis.
"The Cage" is the first pilot episode of the American television series Star Trek.
The Cat Creeps is a 1930 American pre-Code crime/mystery film, and a sound remake of The Cat and the Canary (1927).
The Film Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation and the exhibition of restored and classic cinema.
The Forbidden Quest is a 1993 mockumentary written and directed by Peter Delpeut.
The Gold Rush is a 1925 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin.
The Man from Blankley's is a lost 1930 American pre-Code comedy film, directed by Alfred E. Green.
The Mysterious Island is a 1929 American science fiction film directed by Lucien Hubbard based on Jules Verne's 1874 novel L'Île mystérieuse (The Mysterious Island).
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Record (colloquially called The Bergen Record or The Record of Hackensack) is a newspaper in North Jersey, United States.
The Rogue Song is a 1930 romantic musical film which tells the story of a Russian bandit who falls in love with a princess, but takes his revenge on her when her brother rapes and kills his sister.
The Show of Shows is a 1929 American pre-Code musical revue film directed by John G. Adolfi and distributed by Warner Bros. The all talking Vitaphone production cost $850,000 and was shot almost entirely in Technicolor.
The War of the Worlds (also known in promotional material as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 American Technicolor science fiction drama film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson.
The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Young Marrieds (1971) is a pornographic film directed by Ed Wood (who also wrote the script).
Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.
Their First Misunderstanding is a 1911 American short silent drama film directed by Thomas H. Ince and starring Mary Pickford and Owen Moore.
Thomas Lockyear "Tom" Graeff (September 12, 1929 – December 19, 1970) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, film editor and cinematographer.
Top Banana is a 1954 musical film based on the musical of the same name, starring Phil Silvers, and featuring Rose Marie, Judy Lynn, Jack Albertson and Joey Faye, all of whom reprised their roles from the Broadway production of the musical.
A trailer (also known as a preview or coming attraction) is a commercial advertisement for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema, the result of creative and technical work.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is an American movie-oriented pay-TV network operated by Turner Broadcasting System. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986). However, TCM now has licensing deals with other Hollywood film studios as well as its WarnerMedia sister company, Warner Bros. (which now controls the Turner Entertainment library and its own later films), and occasionally shows more recent films. The channel is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Latin America, France, Spain, the Nordic countries, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
Unknown Chaplin is an acclaimed three-part 1983 British documentary series about the career and methods of the silent film luminary Charles Chaplin, using previously unseen film for illustration.
Valeska Suratt (June 28, 1882 – July 2, 1962) was an American stage and silent film actress.
Vitaphone was a sound film system used for feature films and nearly 1,000 short subjects made by Warner Bros. and its sister studio First National from 1926 to 1931.
William Desmond (January 23, 1878 – November 3, 1949) was an Irish-born American actor.
William Farnum (July 4, 1876 – June 5, 1953) was an American stage and film actor.
William DeWolf Hopper Jr. (January 26, 1915March 6, 1970) was an American stage, film, and television actor.
Winner Take All is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film, starring James Cagney as a boxer.
Wiping, also known as junking, is a colloquial term of art for action taken by radio and television production and broadcasting companies, in which old audiotapes, videotapes, and telerecordings (kinescopes), are erased, reused, or destroyed.
16 mm film is a historically popular and economical gauge of film.
On July 9, 1937, a major fire broke out in a 20th Century-Fox film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey, United States.
The 1965 MGM vault fire was a fire that erupted in Vault 7, a storage facility, at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio (MGM) backlot in Culver City, California in 1965.
The year 1970 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1971 in film involved some significant events.
The year 1972 in film involved several significant cinematic events including the release of Francis Ford Coppola's Academy Award-winning film, The Godfather.
35 mm film (millimeter) is the film gauge most commonly used for motion pictures and chemical still photography (see 135 film).
8 mm film is a motion picture film format in which the film strip is eight millimeters wide.