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Title The amateur as auteur [(DVD) videorecording] : discovering paradise in pictures / Anthology Film Archives ; Kodak ; in association with British Film Institute-Cineric, Inc.-Deutsches Filmmuseum-Film Preservation Associates-George Eastman House-The Library of Congress-The Museum of Modern Art present ; curator, Bruce Posner ; DVD producer, David Shepard.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Anthology Film Archives, [2005]
Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  791.43611 UNS    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (175 min.) : sound & silent, black and white, color tinted, and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941 ; 6
Unseen cinema ; 6.
System Details DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo; original presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1.
Performer Chaim Gross.
Credits Music, Robert Israel, Neal Kurz, Erik Satie, Rodney Sauer.
Summary American experimental film has existed since the technological inception of cinema, through its adolescent rambles of 1900-1919, rising phoenix-like during the high silent era, and finally matured and spread throughout the '30's and onward. The background against which the experimentalists toiled provides a fascinating review of Americana coupled with numerous cross-currents, successes and failures, and an unfailing desire to create on film an image that can be viewed as an independent and provocative art. These home-made films incorporate avant-garde strategies and techniques to achieve a true sense of cinematic intimacy.
Contents Case sound tests / Theodore Case (c. 1924-25) (8 min.) -- Windy Ledge farm / Elizabeth Woodman Wright (c. 1929-34) (18 min.) -- Day in Santa Fe / Lynn Riggs and James Hughes (1931) (29 min.) -- Stewart family home movies / Archie Stewart (1935-39) (33 min.) -- Children's party / Joseph Cornell, completed by Lawrence Jordan ; (c. 1938-68) (10 min.) -- Cotillion / Joseph Cornell, completed by Lawrence Jordan ; (c. 1938-68) (9 min.) -- Midnight party / Joseph Cornell, completed by Lawrence Jordan ; (c. 1938-68) (4 min.) -- Haiti / Rudy Burckhardt (1938) (16 min.) -- Tree trunk to head / Lewis Jacobs ; Film Associates (1937-38) (35 min.) -- Bicycle polo at San Mateo / Frank Stauffacher (1940-42) (3 min.) -- 1126 Dewey Ave., Apt 207 / attributed to John C. Hecker (1939) (3 min.).
Note Special features: [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; Filmmaker biographies and photo gallery; Acknowledgments; Sponsors; Film note authors; Musicians; Credits; Essay "Where the Buffalo Roamed...Relative Histories of an Early American Avant-Garde Film" by film historian Bruce Posner, in accompanying booklet (volume 1).
For specific features see interactive menu.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Subject Experimental -- Videodiscs.
Experimental films -- History -- Videodiscs.
Motion pictures, American -- History -- Videodiscs.
Motion pictures -- History -- Videodiscs.
Amateur films -- History -- Videodiscs.
Maine -- In motion pictures -- Videodiscs.
Santa Fe (N.M.) -- In motion pictures -- Videodiscs.
San Mateo (Calif.) -- In motion pictures -- Videodiscs.
Genre Experimental films.
Silent films.
Short films.
Feature films.
Amateur films.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Posner, Bruce Charles, 1953-
Shepard, David.
Case, Theodore W., 1888-1944.
Wright, Elizabeth Woodman, 1885-1961.
Stewart, Archie, 1902-1998.
Cornell, Joseph.
Jordan, Larry, 1934-
Burckhardt, Rudy.
Jacobs, Lewis.
Stauffacher, Frank, 1916-1955.
Hecker, John C.
Film Associates.
Anthology Film Archives.
Eastman Kodak Company.
British Film Institute.
Cineric, Inc.
Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main.
Film Preservation Associates.
George Eastman House.
Library of Congress.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Unseen cinema. The amateur as auteur
Discovering paradise in pictures
Standard No. 014381059229
Music No. ID0592DSDVD Image Entertainment (set)
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