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The History of Cinema: 1913

 

 

 

 

 

     
   

Australia - Finland

     
   

Atlantis (Denmark, 1913)

     
     
    Australia 
     
  Jan -

J D Williams Amusement Co. and General Film Company join forces to form ‘the combine,’ cinema’s first example of vertical integration.   Production and distribution come under the banner of Australasia Films, while exhibition is handled by Union Theatres. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Belgium

     
  4/3 -

A gas explosion that destroys a house in rue de la Montagne, Brussels, is shown on the screen by producer and cameraman Isidore Moray five hours after it occurs. [ADD]

     
    Alfred Machin
     
   

Alfred Machin directs Maudite soit la Guerre (War is Cursed), the country’s first feature film, with a running time of 82 minutes. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Bolivia 

     
   

Luis Castillo makes Bolivia’s first motion picture. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Brazil 

     
   

– Brazil’s first feature film is made this year.   It is O Crime dos Banhados, and it is directed by Francisco Santos. [ADD]

     
     
     
    Canada 
     
    The Great Unknown, directed by OAC Lund, is Canada’s first feature-length film. [ADD]
     
     
     
   

China 

     
  31/12 -

Having been taken over from Benjamin Polaski by American businessmen Essler and Lehrman, the Asia Film Co., releases Nanfu Nanqi, China’s first feature-length narrative film. [ADD]

     
     
 
   

Cuba

     
    Enrique Diaz Queseda
     
  6/8 -

Enrique Diaz Quesada directs the tale of a national war hero, El Rey de los Campos de Cuba (The King of the Cuban Plains) aka Manuel Garcia, Cuba’s first feature film. [ADD]

     
     
   
   

Cyprus

   
   

- The first commercial screening of a film is held by a Turkish-Cypriot named Mustafa Ali. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Czechoslovakia

     
  10/10 -

The recently formed Asum Company releases Max Urban’s The Bartered Bride, Czechoslovakia’s first feature-length film. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Denmark 

     
  9/4 -

The Danske Statens Arkiv for Historiske Film og Stemmer (Danish State Archive for Historical Film & Sound) establishes the world’s first film archive at the Royal Library, Copenhagen. [ADD]

     
    Atlantis (1913)
     
  26/12 -

Nordisk’s ambitious Atlantis is released.   Directed by August Blom, the film was originally intended to be between 4,000 and 5,000 metres long, which equates to a running time of more than four hours.   Less than 2450 metres make it onto the screen.   Versions in other countries are even shorter. [ADD]

     
     
     
   

Finland

     
  Nov -

Kun Onni Pettaa (directed by Konrad Tallroth), Finland’s first feature film, is released. [ADD]

     
   

– The Atelier Apollo film company closes. [ADD]

     
     
     
     
   

Other Key Films of 1913

     
     
    Denmark
     
    Det Hemmelighedsfulde X (1913)
     
   

Adrianopels Hemmelighed (Einar Zangenberg) [ADD]

     
    Ballonexplosionen (Kai van der A. Kuhle) [ADD]
     
   

De dodes O (Vilhelm Gluckstadt) [ADD]

     
   

Det Hemmelighedsfulde X (Benjamin Christensen) [ADD]

     
     
     
    France
     
    Germany - Gt. Britain
     
    Hong Kong - Sweden
     
    USA
     
     
     
     

 

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