News & Updates

Fort Lee Film Commission Wins the 2015 Bergen County Historic Preservation Award

 

Great News from the Fort Lee Film Commission!

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How New York City looked when Alice Guy first arrived

A great compilation of videos is making its way around the web. Some of this footage shows NYC much as it looked when Alice Guy first arrived in 1907. 

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Brennan of the Moor, an Irish film for St. Patty's Day

 

Brennan of the MoorBrennan of the Moor

I was out of the country for Saint Patty's Day, but I want to post some information here about a film Tom Meyers of the Fort Lee Film Commission celebrated on St. Patrick's Day: The three-reeler Brennan of the Moor, produced by Alice Guy for Solax and directed by Edward Warren.


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Lost Film Discovered

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A pristine print of a film that until now was thought only to exist only in a damaged form has been discovered. Falstaff, Chimes at Midnight, starring Orson Welles.

Katy Perry halftime an hommage to Georges Melies!

Compare:

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Here's Georges original:

 

Georges Melies Trip to the North PoleGeorges Melies Trip to the North Pole

 

Perils of Pauline Event In Fort Lee March 7-8, 2015

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Did you know the movie term “cliffhanger” originated in Fort Lee? It came from Pearl White dangling off a cliff in the Perils of Pauline series. Those scenes were filmed in what is now called “Cliffhanger Point.” On Marth 7th & 8th and you can watch the Perils of Pauline and see the original Cliffhanger Point itself in an event organized by the Fort Lee Film Commission to honor 

Pearl White’s 126th birthday.  Film fans in the NY area, don’t miss this!  Read more »

Lost Early Disney Film found near Artcic Circle

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Lost Silent film discovered: Daughter of The Dawn

Still from Daughter of the DawnStill from Daughter of the Dawn

 

The Daughter of the Dawn (1920) is one  of the earliest motion pictures filmed within Oklahoma. It's also one of the few surviving films we have that features an entire cast of Native American actors and actresses, including a son and daughter of Quanah Parker. (Alice Guy made a couple of one-reelers with Native American actors, but they don't survive.)

 

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Lesbian Herstory Archive

I've worked with the Lesbian Herstory Archive in the past. They perform a very important service. Right now they have a fundraiser going. Make a donation, get a tote bag.  Read more »

"A Celluloid Story" Exhibit Now Open

This exhibit on filmmaking in New Jersey runs until December 12th. If you area in the are make sure to go and see it!

A Celluloid Story: New Jersey’s Filmmaking History

Monday November 3 – Friday December 12, 2014  Read more »

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