This two-disc DVD
is comprised of Learning to Talk and Movies Dream in Color, produced by
Lobster Films/Histoire, 2003-2004.
Film historians Eric
Lange and Serge Bromberg compiled materials from their own Lobster Films
collection and material from archives throughout Europe and the USA to
create these two historic documentaries illustrating the birth of sound
and color cinema, perhaps the greatest cultural achievement of the twentieth
two and a half hours of bonus materials:
· A fantastic new restoration of the first live action film to
utilize the three-strip Technicolor process, La Cucaracha (1934), struck
from the original nitrate negatives.
bonus features include two 1908 films with songs performed by Enrico
· A 1927
interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
· An example
of a “part-talkie” as an episode of the silent serial “The
· The first
hand-painted Lumière films from the end of the nineteenth century,
a vintage stenciled-colored Paris fashion review from the mid-1920s.
color film images of the Marx Brothers shot in 1930.