Electric Edwardians the films of Mitchell & Kenyon
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At the turn of the 20th century, filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon were commissioned by touring showmen to shoot a series of "local films for local people." The result was a series of shorts filmed between 1900 and 1913 that painted a vivid picture of Edwardian England by capturing people from all walks of life at work and at play in their natural environments. Subsequently locked away for decades and assumed lost to the ravages of time, Mitchell and Kenyon's films were discovered in the basement of a photographer's shop in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, in 1994. Six years later, more than 800 of Mitchell and Kenyon's film reels were donated to the British Film Institute, and preservation measures began almost immediately. Taken from 28 hours of footage, the 30 short films included in Electric Edwardians are split into four segments entitled: "Youth and Education," "Workers," "High Days and Holidays," and "People and Places." A specially commissioned score by Sheffield-based musical duo In the Nursery accompanies the films. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
ContentsYouth and education: Audley Range School, Blackburn (c1904). Special march past of St. Joseph's scholars and special parade of St. Matthew's pupils, Blackburn (1905). Morecambe Church lad's brigade at drill (1901). University procession on Degree Day, Birmingham (1901)
The Anglo-Boer War: Torpedo flotilla visit to Manchester (1901). Lord Roberts' visit to Manchester (1901). Lieutenant Clive Wilson and the Tranby Croft party, Hull (1902). Opening of the drill hall in Accrington by Gen. Baden-Powell (1904). A sneaky Boer (1901)
Workers: Messrs Lumb and Co leaving the works, Huddersfield (1900). Pendlebury Colliery. (1901) 20,000 employees entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1900). Alfred Butterworth and Sons, Glebe Mills, Hollinwood (1901). Parkgate Iron and Steel Co., Rotherham (1901). North Sea fisheries, North Shields (1901). Cunard vessel at Liverpool (c1901)
High days and holidays: Whitsuntide fair at Preston (1906). Manchester Band of Hope procession (1901). Blackpool Victoria Pier (1904). Leeds Athletic and Cycling Club carnival (1902). Dewsbury v Manningham (1902). Sedgwick's bioscope show front (1901). The great local derby, Accrington v Church cricket match (1902). Halifax Catholic procession (c1905). Brnley v Manchester United (1902). Sheffield United v Bury (1902). Preston egg rolling (c1901)
People and places: Living Wigan (1902). Tram ride into Halifax (1902) Electric tram rides from Foster Square, Bradford (1902). Jamaica Street, Glasgow (1901). Ride on the tramcar through Belfast (1901). Wexford Bull Ring (1902). Manchester street scene (1901). Panoramic view of the Morecambe sea front (1901). Extras: Interview with Vanessa Toulmin of the National Fairground Archive
Pictures of crowd splendour, introduction by Tom Gunning
Road to restoration, Mitchell & Kenyon and the National Film and Television Archive
Diving Lucy (1903)
Race for the Muriatti Cup, Manchester (1901)
Comic pictures in High Street, West Bromwich (1902)
Royal proclamation of the death of Queen Victoria, Blackburn (1901)
Bradford coronation procession (1902)
Electric Edwardians press kit downloadable on DVD-Rom (Adobe Acrobat Reader required). Set up: Optional music with commentary or music only.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Miscellanea.
Employees -- England -- Miscellanea.
Industries -- Great Britain.
Sports -- Great Britain.
England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910.
England -- Education -- Miscellanea.
|Publisher|| [New York?] :Milestone Film & Video :2006
Distributed by New Yorker Video,
|Other Titles|| Edwardians
Films of Mitchell & Kenyon
Kenyon, James, 1850-1925.
Mitchell and Kenyon.
British Film Institute.
Milestone Film & Video.
New Yorker Video (Firm)
In the Nursery (Musical group)
Original score by In the Nursery.
Subtitle on disc label and container: The lost films of Mitchell & Kenyon.
Copyright date ending credits: 2004; copyright date on conatainer for restored and produced date: 2005.
Originally produced as separate motion pictures, 1900-1913.
"The collection was restored by the bfi National Film and Television Archive between 2000-2004"--Ending credits.
DVD, full screen presentation.
1 videodisc (1 hr., 25 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.