An extended dawn of cinema

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1.
The Last Laugh (1924)
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An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society. (77 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
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Faust (1926)
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul. (85 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
 
3.
Mother (1926)
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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution (89 mins.)
 
4.
Seelische Konstruktionen (1927 Short Film)
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(10 mins.)
 
5.
Land Without Bread (1933 Documentary)
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills. (30 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
6.
An Optical Poem (1938 Short Film)
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A dance of shapes. A title card tells us this is an experiment in conveying the mental images of music in a visual form... (6 mins.)
 
7.
The Old Mill (1937 Short Film)
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We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs... (9 mins.)
 
8.
Fantasia (1940)
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A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music. (125 mins.)
 
9.
Radio Dynamics (1942 Short Film)
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(4 mins.)
 
10.
Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1945)
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During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people. (103 mins.)
 
11.
Motion Painting No. 1 (1947 Short Film)
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A short painted film by Oskar Fishchinger which films images to the music of Johann Bach. (11 mins.)
 
12.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. (87 mins.)
 
13.
The Cat That Hated People (1948 Short Film)
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A cat explains reason after reason why he cannot stand people, and opts to relocate to the moon. When he does, he finds characters there that make him realize people aren't so bad after all. (7 mins.)
Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Paul Frees
 
14.
Inspiration (1949 Short Film)
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An artist takes inspiration from the rain outside. (11 mins.)
Director: Karel Zeman