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Modern Marvels: Bad Santa
Exploring the film heritage of Brighton & Hove. Film made by pupils from Headstart College inspired by the film Santa Claus made by George Albert Smith in 1898.
Modern Marvels: Ghost Train
Exploring the film heritage of Brighton & Hove. Film made by pupils from Hill Park School (formerly called Downs Park School) inspired by the film A Kiss in the Tunnel by George Albert Smith in 1899.
Modern Marvels: The Magical Teapot
Exploring the film heritage of Brighton & Hove. Film made by pupils from Downs View Life Skills College, inspired by the film Stop Thief by James Williamson in 1901.
Alice in Wonderland
Alice follows the White Rabbit and finds herself in the company of strange characters in an unfamiliar garden in this Cecil Hepworth production, directed by Percy Stow in 1903.
A Visit to Peek Frean and Co. Biscuit Works
~A Visit to Peek Frean and Co.'s Biscuit Works~ represents one of the earliest surviving examples of a film documenting British industry. The film records the stages involved in the semi-automated manufacture of biscuits at the Peek Frean and Co. factory (Clements Road) in Bermondsey, South London, from the delivery of raw materials to the distribution of the finished article. Each stage is introduced by an explanatory intertitle.
The Artist’s Nightmare
|Date||26 September 1908||ID||3338|
An artist falls into an alcohol-induced sleep in this silent film comedy and has nightmarish dreams about garden statues coming to life.
The Opening of the Croydon Orpheum
|Date||23 March 1913||ID||15|
The film records the crowd in front of the cinema, waiting to get in. People stand in the rain with umbrellas. People are seen going inside. Outside, Policemen supervise the crowd. A group of boys and other people acknowledge the camera. A car arrives. Men in top hats and women in smart clothes are filmed. A horse drawn carriage arrives. The film ends with a panorama of the entrance to the cinema.
The Marchioness Camden Presents New Colors to Special Reserves at Shorncliffe
|Date||19 August 1913||ID||870|
This newsreel shows Joan Pratt, 4th Marchioness Camden presenting new Colours to The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment at Shorncliffe military station.
This twenty minute silent film represents the surviving footage of the first film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel 'Little Dorrit', a story of love, money and imprisonment in the Victorian era.
The story of Tansy, a shepherd's granddaughter, who is adored and mistreated by the men in her life, told over nearly an hour of footage and intertitles. Scenes are shot on location, setting action in the rolling hills of the Devon countryside, as well as interior sets. Intertitle styles make visual distinctions between spoken phrases by the characters, shown in bold white type over black, and the writer's voice, which is conveyed by elaborate script over the same still image. Several interjections are made by Hepworth himself, remarking on the narrative as it unfolds.
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Sidney Morgan presents Thomas Hardy's tale of a man who changes his ways and makes a success of his life after wrongdoing his wife and child only to loose it all, the first film entirely shot on location in Britain and produced in 1921, the same year as A Lowland Cinderella starring Joan Morgan.
Joe Beckett’s Wedding
|Date||23 August 1923||ID||3157|
This silent newsreel features the wedding of boxer Joseph Beckett. The opening title reads: "Worthing; Joe Beckett's Wedding; Thousands cheer our popular, heavy-weight Champion and his pretty bride; Pathé Gazette". Large crowds are seen outside St. Paul's Church on Chapel Road. The film ends with a brief shot of Joe Beckett and his wife smiling.
Godalming Carnival Week
|Date||21 June 1924||ID||1292|
Film of the main procession during Godalming Carnival Week.
Chichester: HRH The Duke of Gloucester Presents New Colours to Famous First Batt. The Royal Sussex Regiment
|Date||15 June 1928||ID||3052|
The Duke of Gloucester is filmed presenting new Colours to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment. He is greeted by dignitaries upon arrival, inspects the troops, presents the new Colours and poses for photographs with the Battalion. The Battalion then marches through the streets of Chichester, taking the old Colours to St George's Chapel at Chichester Cathedral. They are watched by large crowds who line the streets.
A newsreel showing a rain-drenched parade representing local industries through the streets of Maidstone. The parade was organized as a hospital fundraiser. The online video includes an audio commentary by Dr Frank Gray at the start of the film.
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