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1.
Awakening of Rip (1896 Short Film)
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A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.
 
2.
Eye Myth (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After the title, a white screen gives way to a series of frames suggestive of abstract art, usually... (1 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
3.
Newark Athlete (1891 Documentary)
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An athlete swings Indian clubs. (1 mins.)
 
4.
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894 Short Film)
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The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.
 
5.
Exit of Rip and the Dwarf (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle. (1 mins.)
 
6.
Rip Meeting the Dwarf (1896 Short Film)
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(1 mins.)
 
7.
Rip Passing Over the Mountain (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle. (1 mins.)
 
8.
Rip's Toast (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
"Here the celebrated actor Joseph Jefferson is shown giving his famous toast. Mr. Jefferson's features... (1 mins.)
 
9.
Rip's Toast to Hudson (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle. (1 mins.)
 
10.
Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A series of short black and white films from director William K.L. Dickson which chronicle the adventures of Rip Van Winkle.
 
11.
Night Music (1986 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An experimental short film of flashing images made by Stan Brakhage. (1 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
12.
Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
"This film is remarkable in several respects. In the first place, it is full life-size. Secondly, it... (1 mins.)
 
13.
A Computer Animated Hand (1972 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Displays the hand turning, opening and closing, pointing at the viewer, and flexing its fingers, ending with a shot that seemingly travels up inside the hand. (1 mins.)
Director: Ed Catmull
 
14.
Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns. (1 mins.)
 
15.
Blacksmith Scene (1893 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three men hammer on an anvil and pass a bottle of beer around. (1 mins.)
 
16.
Circular Panorama of Electric Tower (1901 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A most interesting picture at the Pan-American Exposition. The picture was taken from the north side of the Electric Tower... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
17.
Démolition d'un mur (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
18.
Electrocuting an Elephant (1903 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island... (1 mins.)
Stars: Topsy
 
19.
The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A woman disappears on stage. (1 mins.)
 
20.
La fée aux choux (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The first film directed by a female director, "The Cabbage Fairy" presents a brief fantasy tale involving... (1 mins.)
Director: Alice Blaché
 
21.
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
22.
The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
 
23.
Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
24.
Let's All Go to the Lobby (1957 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An animated chorus line of treats dances down a theater aisle while singing a jingle that encourages the audience to visit the concession stand. (1 mins.)
 
25.
Mickey Mouse in Vietnam (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
It features the Disney character Mickey Mouse being shipped to Vietnam during the war. Moments after arriving, he is shot dead. (1 mins.)
Director: Lee Savage
 
26.
Pan-American Exposition by Night (1901 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A great feature of the Pan-American Exposition, as unanimously conceded by all visitors, was the electric... (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
27.
Pan 0 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
28.
Pan 1 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
29.
Pan 3 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
30.
Pan 4 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
31.
Pan 697 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
32.
Pan 698 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
33.
Pan 699 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
34.
Pan 700 (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Pan series made by Hollis Frampton. (1 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton
 
35.
Per Aspera Ad Astra (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A short animated film in which an old man struggles to get off a toilet. (1 mins.)
Director: Nedeljko Dragic
 
36.
President McKinley Taking the Oath (1901 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Short film which documents William McKinley's presidential inauguration. (1 mins.)
 
37.
Rage Net (1988 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An experimental short film of flashing images made by Stan Brakhage. (1 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
38.
Baby's Dinner (1895 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A baby is seated at a table between its cheerful parents, Auguste and Marguerite Lumière. While the father is feeding the baby with a spoon... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
39.
Schwechater (1958 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A short film originally intended to be a commercial for Schwechater Beer, but along the way it morphed into something completely different. (1 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
40.
Terrible Teddy, the Grizzly King (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Theodore Roosevelt merrily kills a mountain lion in Colorado while his press agent and photographer record the event for posterity. (1 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
41.
The Gay Shoe Clerk (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A woman being fitted for shoes exposes her ankle to the shoe clerk, who is intrigued. He kisses her, but her chaperone hits him with her umbrella. (1 mins.)
 
42.
The Kiss (1896 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Two people kiss. (1 mins.)
Director: William Heise
 
43.
Make Love, Not War (1971 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(1 mins.)
Director: Zlatko Grgic
 
44.
Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The home movie footage that caught the assassination of the American President, John F. Kennedy. (1 mins.)
 
45.
A Note from Above (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(2 mins.)
Director: Derek Phillips
 
46.
Adebar (1957 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An early experimental short film produced by Peter Kubelka. (2 mins.)
Director: Peter Kubelka
 
47.
Bambi Meets Godzilla (1974 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Bambi is contentedly nibbling the grass, seemingly unaware of his impending encounter with Godzilla. What will happen when the two finally meet? (2 mins.)
 
48.
Chinese Series (2003 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Stan Brakhage's final film, made shortly before his death by wetting a filmstrip with saliva and using his fingernail to scratch marks into the emulsion. (2 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
49.
Color Film (1971 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An experimental short in which different color film runs through a projector. (2 mins.)
Director: Standish Lawder
 
50.
Demolishing and Building Up the Star Theatre (1901 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Time-lapse photography is used to show the manual dismantling and demolition of New York's Star Theatre over a period of about 30 days. (2 mins.)
 
51.
The Lascivious Wotan (1971 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
A subversive and experimental film by Otto Muehl. (2 mins.)
Director: Otto Muehl
 
52.
Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1925 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Gus Visser performs part of his vaudeville act, appearing on the stage holding a white duck. Gus sings the song, "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)", and soon the duck begins to accompany him by quacking. (2 mins.)
Stars: Gus Visser
 
53.
Persian Series #1 (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Persian series made by Stan Brakhage. (2 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
54.
Persian Series #2 (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Persian series made by Stan Brakhage. (2 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
55.
Persian Series #3 (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Persian series made by Stan Brakhage. (2 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
56.
President McKinley and Escort Going to the Capitol (1901 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Short film which documents President McKinley's escort to the Capitol building. (2 mins.)
 
57.
The Great Society (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An experimental short film displaying various commercial products while the Battle Hymn of the Republic is heard. (2 mins.)
Director: Fred Mogubgub
 
58.
Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (1902 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Country rube thinks what he sees on the movie screen is real. He jumps out of his seat to try to stop a kissing scene. (2 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
 
59.
A Man and His Dog Out for Air (1957 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
While birds can be heard singing a shrill song, lines crisscross wildly as if they aimed to form shapes... (3 mins.)
Director: Robert Breer
 
60.
All My Life (1966 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A 3 minute pan to the left. (3 mins.)
Director: Bruce Baillie
 
61.
Without Title (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A political satire in which an animated man with a drum is waiting for his cue. (3 mins.)
 
62.
Black and White Burlesque (1960 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(3 mins.)
Director: Richard Preston
 
63.
Black Ice (1994 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A lateral descent through the midnight blues and blacks of ice and the refracted colors from absorbed oils. (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
64.
Blazes (1961 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Rob Breer blazing the trail. (3 mins.)
Director: Robert Breer
 
65.
Damon the Mower (1972 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
This short uses an experimental form to illustrate a poem by Andrew Marvell. (3 mins.)
 
66.
Dinner (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(3 mins.)
Director: Jean-Paul Vroom
 
67.
Dots (1940 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An experimental film of dots animated by being drawn directly on filmstock. (3 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
68.
First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A short experimental film which combines shapes and colors with words from the "Hymn to the Night" by Friedrich Philipp Von Hardenberg. (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
69.
Glaze of Cathexis (1990 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experimental short film by Stan Brakhage which captures various images and light. (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
70.
God is Dog Spelled Backwards (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A short film in which 3,000 years of art are shown in 3 minutes while the score Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is played. (3 mins.)
Director: Dan McLaughlin
 
71.
Jam Session (1942 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Duke Ellington and Orchestra perform 'C Jam Blues'. (3 mins.)
Director: Josef Berne
 
72.
Kindering (1987 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Refracted images, not unlike those in a funhouse mirror, display two children playing in a backyard... (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
73.
Cuckoo Waltz (1955 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An experimental short film derived from photographs taken in the early 1930s. (3 mins.)
 
74.
Kustom Kar Kommandos (1970 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A man in tight jeans buffs his car to the strains of "Dream Lover". (3 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
 
75.
Love Reinvented (1996 Mini-Series)
Episode: Une nuit ordinaire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A young French man bicycles across town after an evening out to spend the night with his boyfriend. (55 mins.)
 
76.
The Magic Lantern (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In this brief "trick film" two clowns assemble an enormous magic lantern which first projects moving images, then emits dancing girls. (3 mins.)
 
77.
The Music Lover (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The leader of a marching band demonstrates an unusual way of writing music. (3 mins.)
 
78.
The India Rubber Head (1901 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A chemist carries out a bizarre experiment with his own head. (3 mins.)
 
79.
Loops (1940 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An experimental animated short in which images are drawn directly onto the film using a pen. (3 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
80.
Orange (1971 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(3 mins.)
Director: Karen Johnson
 
81.
Rhythmus 21 (1923 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Black and white rectangular images fade in and out of the screen. Their movement make them sometimes look like they're panning from side to side... (3 mins.)
Director: Hans Richter
 
82.
Eaten Horizonts (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An experimental animated short film by Jørgen Roos and surrealist painter Wilhelm Freddie. (4 mins.)
 
83.
Stellar (1993 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stan Brakhage's artistic view of the cosmos. (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
84.
Study in Color and Black and White (1993 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An experimental short film by Stan Brakhage in which light, black and white, and color images are contrasted. (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
85.
The Dark Tower (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An experimental short film by Stan Brakhage which displays various lights and colors. (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
86.
The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A collage of two-dimensional images of vegetation, each appearing only for a moment, sometimes as a single image... (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
87.
The Wold Shadow (1972 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A stand of birches. Sunlight brightens and dims, revealing more or less of the woods. A little grass is on the forest floor... (3 mins.)
Director: Stan Brakhage
 
88.
UFO's (1972 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A colorful abstract computer animated short film created by Ken Knowlton and Lillian F. Schwartz. (3 mins.)
 
89.
Yours (1998 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An animated short film created by the artist Jeff Scher. (3 mins.)
 
90.
15/67: TV (1967 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
An experimental film shot in five broken sequences from the window in a café. (4 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kren
 
91.
6/64: Mama und Papa (Materialaktion Otto Mühl) (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A subversive and experimental film from director Kurt Kren. (4 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kren
Stars: Otto Muehl
 
92.
A Romance of the Rail (1903 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
An engaged couple, dressed in white, meet each other at a train station. When the train arrives, they get on board... (4 mins.)
 
93.
C'est l'aviron (1944 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An illustration of a traditional French Canadian song in the form of progressing cutouts and still pictures. (4 mins.)
Director: Norman McLaren
 
94.
Cosmic Ray (1962 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Experimental short uses Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions. (4 mins.)
Director: Bruce Conner
 
95.
On a Most Beautiful Meadow (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(4 mins.)
 
96.
Knick Knack (1989 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A snow globe snowman wants to join the other travel souvenirs in a hot party, but the glass dome that surrounds him gets in his way, despite all his efforts. (4 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
97.
Lightning, Waterfall, Fern, Soup (1969 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(4 mins.)
Director: Shelby Kennedy
 
98.
London to Brighton in Four Minutes (1952 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A short film which documents the 4 minute train ride from London to Brighton. (4 mins.)
 
99.
Love (1964 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A lovelorn woman obsessively pursues a man wherever he goes. (4 mins.)
 
100.
Magellan: At the Gates of Death, Part I: The Red Gate I, 0 (1976 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
An experimental short film from the Gates of Death series made by Hollis Frampton. (4 mins.)
Director: Hollis Frampton