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The Resource Three films by Alice Guy Blachè

Three films by Alice Guy Blachè

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Three films by Alice Guy Blachè
Title
Three films by Alice Guy Blachè
Contributor
Film director
Set designer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1907, newly-married Alice and her husband Herbert Blachè immigrated to the United States where they owned and operated their own studio plant, Solax, first located in Flushing, N.Y. and then in Fort Lee, N.J. (1910-1914). Madame Blachè, as she was then known, produced, wrote scripts and directed films; she also trained a stock company of players and technicians. Guy's preferred milieu was the domestic sphere where traditional gender roles function as the source of unusual comedic situations. In A house divided (1913), a couple each suspect that the other is having an affair and upon the advice of a lawyer, they agree to "live together separately." Hand-written notes substitute for verbal communication between the protagonists and demonstrate Guy's skillful use of evolving narrative and stylistic devices. Canned harmony (1911), an early Solax comedy directed by Guy, incorporates devices including cross-dressing from the French Grand Guignol theatrical tradition. Billy, Evelyn's sweetheart, disguises himself as a virtuoso in order to impress her father. A phonograph secretly played by Evelyn shows Guy's ongoing interest in suggesting sound in the "silents." Falling leaves (1912) features the beautiful sets of Henri Menessieur, a Solax regular, who also worked on Guy's 1906 Gaumont passion play. Madame Blachè wrote and directed the drama which addresses the then-topical subject of tuberculosis in a heart-warming story of a young child's determination that her older sister survive until the last leaf falls
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UtOrBLW
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Flicker Alley in 1922
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1873-1968
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  • Guy, Alice
  • Menessieur, Henri
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
46
Series statement
A House Divided, Canned Harmony, and Falling Leaves
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  • Adultery
  • Cross-dressing
  • Tuberculosis
Technique
live action
Label
Three films by Alice Guy Blachè
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Publication
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Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 46 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100102
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3354625
  • (OCoLC)900275563
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1100102
  • 3354625
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Three films by Alice Guy Blachè
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 46 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100102
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3354625
  • (OCoLC)900275563
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1100102
  • 3354625
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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