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  • n. Plural form of kinescope.


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  • The most important network shows were all performed live in New York, and the only way for West Coast viewers to see them was for fuzzy-looking film copies called "kinescopes" to be shipped to Los Angeles and broadcast a week later.

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  • This produced what are called kinescopes, and it is from those kinescopes that this anthology was produced.


  • Quite a lot of early TV was filmed for archival purposes, but only a handful of these films, known as "kinescopes," have made it onto DVD.

    The Ghosts of 'Studio One'

  • The film was edited and rushed out to the kinescopes.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • “The Golden Age of Television” was originally a PBS miniseries of kinescopes (i.e., a filmed video screen – at the time, the only way to record live broadcasts).

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • But it's only the latest example of a found-footage tradition that is celebrated in this 16-film series, focused on artful repurposing of Communist propaganda, Nazi home movies, archival rarities from World Wars I and II, and material collected by network news crews—as in "Point of Order," Emile de Antonio 's landmark distillation of 188 hours of kinescopes from the 1954 Army-McCarthy Senate hearings.

    Histories and Mysteries

  • But this nicely restored set has good sound and picture given the source material kinescopes recorded while the show was being performed and loads of extras.

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: Great Boxed Sets? How Sweet It Is! (Plus The Not So Sweet)

  • Mark Milano, who produced the DVD and helped in the restoration of the black-and-white kinescopes (pale films made off TV monitors), says that Tillstrom himself selected these episodes as among his favorites (he died in 1985).

    'Kukla, Fran and Ollie': Beloved old friends, new DVD look

  • But the film also evokes the vanished world of the mid-1970s by means of interviews, old kinescopes and a haunting audiotape in which the production's original director, the late Michael Bennett, meets with a group of so-called gypsy dancers at an early workshop session.

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  • And if there are any historians about fifty or a hundred years from now, and there should be preserved the kinescopes for one week of all three networks, they will there find recorded in black and white, or color, evidence of decadence, escapism and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live.

    Wires And Lights


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