Re: The Great Primitives

Gary Handman (
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 08:22:14 -0800 (PST)

Hi....are you talking about "The Great Primitives" that featured early
filmmakers (Edwin Porter, et al)? If so, it has never been released on VHS
or DVD...however, the individual shorts that it included are available on
other works (e.g. Great Train Robbery)...Kino, mostly.

At 07:36 AM 12/19/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>I am looking for "The Great Primitives" in VHS or DVD format. I believe
>I saw a posting for the VHS or DVD this past summer, but at this point I
>am not able to locate it. Does anyone remember seeing anything about
>the film in VHS or DVD format? Please contact me. Thank you.
>Sandy C. McCarthy
>Faculty Librarian
>Washtenaw Community College
>4800 E. Huron River Drive
>Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000