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The Resource Avant-garde : experimental cinema, 1922-1954, 3, (videorecording DVD)

Avant-garde : experimental cinema, 1922-1954, 3, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Avant-garde : experimental cinema, 1922-1954, 3
Title
Avant-garde
Title remainder
experimental cinema, 1922-1954
Title number
3
Title variation
  • Experimental cinema, 1922-1954
  • Avant-garde
  • Films from the Raymond Rohauer Collection and the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department
Contributor
Actor
Director
Performer
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
Related
Cataloging source
BKX
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Danse macabre: music, Camille Saint-Saëns ; animation, F.A.A. Dahme. Rien que les heures: photography, James Rogers ; music, Larry Marotta. Telltale heart: photography, Leo Shamroy ; music, Sue Harshe. Tarantella: music, Edwin Gerschefski. Four in the afternoon: music, William O. Smith. La mort du cerf: photography, Emile Houdeyer ; music, Maurice Thiriet ; English translation, Anna-Elisa and Jerome Mackowiak. Image in the snow: music, Ben Weber. The voices: music, Warren Burns. Closed vision: English adaptation and translation, Matthew Carney ; director of photography, J.G. Albicocco ; editing, J.G. Albicocco ; music, Roger Calmel. Episodes in the life of a gin bottle: music, Paul Mercer, Bruce Bennett, and Davis Petterson. Dementia: photography, William C. Thompson ; music, George Antheil. Falling pink: music, Paul Mercer and Bruce Bennett
Dewey number
791.43/75
Language note
Silent or with music; credits, intertitles, and some dialogue in English and French; occasional subtitles in English (on selected films)
PerformerNote
Danse macabre: Adolph Bolm, Ruth Page, Olin Howland. Rein que les heures: Blanche Bernis, Philippe Hériat. The telltale heart: Otto Matiesen. The petrified dog: Gail Randall, Marie Hirsh, Jo Landor, Ian Zellick, Leslie Turner, Carl Austen, William Heick, Charles Mather, Hal Bronstein. The lead shoes: Jeremy Anderson, Elsa Barrett, Jack Klough. Four in the afternoon: Ann Halprin, Welland Lathrop, Charmian St. John, Don Penney. Image in the snow: Hunter Jones, Ellen McCool ; narrator, Ben Moore. Closed vision: Daniele Maurel, Robert R. Guiot, Merlin Hare ; narrator (French), Jean-Pierre Harrison ; narrator (English), Lewis Carliner. Episodes in the life of a gin bottle: Rex Lease. Falling pink: Lynn [i.e. Llyn] Foulkes
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1884-1951
  • 1899-1991
  • 1886-1959
  • 1934-
  • 1897-1968
  • 1894-1982
  • 1911-1986
  • 1905-2000
  • 1913-1999
  • 1911-1972
  • 1899-1957
  • 1889-1963
  • 1893-1932
  • 1903-1966
  • 1835-1921
  • 1909-1992
  • 1926-
  • 1906-1972
  • 1916-1979
  • 1971-
  • 1900-1959
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bolm, Adolph
  • Page, Ruth
  • Howland, Olin
  • Foulkes, Llyn
  • Murphy, Dudley
  • Cavalcanti, Alberto
  • Klein, Charles F
  • Watson, James S.
  • Bute, Mary Ellen
  • Nemeth, Ted
  • Munson, Kent
  • Huff, Theodore
  • Peterson, Sidney
  • Broughton, James
  • Patchen, Kenneth
  • Kessler, Chester
  • Kirsanov, Dmitri
  • Maas, Willard
  • Whitney, John H
  • Rohauer, Raymond
  • Schmitz, John E
  • Cocteau, Jean
  • Marc'O
  • Winik, Leslie
  • Block, Bela von
  • Parker, John J
  • Spring, Robert H
  • Barber, Maurice
  • Vickman, Léon
  • Ridley, Charles A
  • Moore, Ben
  • Wood, Bret
  • Harrison, Jean-Pierre
  • Carliner, Lewis
  • Matiesen, Otto
  • Heick, William
  • Halprin, Anna
  • Lathrop, Welland
  • Lease, Rex
  • Saint-Saëns, Camille
  • Gerschefski, Edwin
  • Smith, William O.
  • Thiriet, Maurice
  • Weber, Ben
  • Calmel, Roger
  • Mercer, Paul
  • Thompson, William C.
  • Antheil, George
  • Visual Symphony Productions
  • Workshop 20 (Firm)
  • California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Farallone Films
  • Official Films (Firm)
  • Robair (Firm)
  • George Eastman House
  • Rohauer Collection
  • Kino International Corporation
  • Film Society
  • International Film Arts Guild
  • Ted Nemeth Studios
  • Films Kirsanoff (Firm)
  • Society of Cinema Arts
  • Cine Art Library
  • Gryphon Productions
Runtime
289
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Abstract, in motion pictures
  • Experimental films
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Motion pictures
  • Experimental films
  • Experimental films
  • Surrealism in motion pictures
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Avant-garde : experimental cinema, 1922-1954, 3, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc label; edition and some credits from container
  • "Produced for video by Bret Wood"--Container
  • Third film has container title: The tell-tale heart
  • Special features: Notes by K.A. Westphal for each film are available via the "Select a film" menu; Introduction to bonus films; Tomatos another day outtakes
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • [presented by] the Film Society in conjunction with the International Film Arts Guild ; [presented by] Maurice Barber ; adapted and directed by Charles F. Klein
  • (1928, U.S.) (20 min.)
  • Tomatos another day (It never happened, what may happen, and it didn't happen that night)
  • James Sibley Watson
  • (1930, U.S.) (7 min.)
  • Tarantella : a swift moving dance
  • [presented by] Ted Nemeth Studios ; Mary Ellen Bute, [Ted Nemeth]
  • (1940, U.S.) (4 min.)
  • The uncomfortable man
  • a film by Kent Munson and Theodore Huff
  • Disc 1:
  • (1948, U.S.) (23 min.)
  • The petrified dog
  • [presented by] Workshop 20, California School of Fine Arts ; directed by Sidney Peterson
  • (1948, U.S.) (18 min.)
  • The lead shoes
  • a Workshop 20 production ; California School of Fine Arts ; directed by Sidney Peterson
  • (1949, U.S.) (16 min.)
  • Four in the afternoon
  • a Farallone Films production ; a film suite by James Broughton ; based on poems in his book "Musical Chairs"
  • (1951, U.S.) (14 min.)
  • Danse macabre
  • [presented by] Visual Symphony Productions Inc. ; conception, Adolph Bolm ; direction, Dudley Murphy
  • (1922, U.S.) (6 min.)
  • Rien que les heures = Nothing but time
  • Alberto Cavalcanti
  • (1926, France) (46 min.)
  • The telltale heart
  • (1952, U.S.) (26 min.)
  • Celery stalks at midnight
  • John Whitney
  • (1951, U.S.) (3 min.)
  • The voices
  • [presented by] Raymond Rohauer ; directed by John E. Schmitz ; original story and photography by John E. Schmitz
  • (1953, U.S.) (14 min.)
  • Closed vision = close vision
  • dialogue and screen treatment by Jean Cocteau ; directed by Marc'O ; production, the Society of Cinema Arts ; producer, Leon Vickman ; text, scenario, dialogues, Marc'O
  • (1954, Franco-American) (65 min.). Bonus films:
  • Disc 2: The plague summer
  • Episodes in the life of a gin bottle
  • a Cine Art Library film ; Bela von Block
  • (ca. 1925, U.S.) (11 min.)
  • Schichlegruber doing the Lambeth Walk (Lambeth Walk-- Nazi style)
  • [presented by] Official Films ; produced by Leslie Winik ; [dir.] Charles A. Ridley
  • (1941, U.K.) (2 min.)
  • Dementia (excerpt)
  • John J. Parker
  • (1953, U.S.) (7 min.)
  • Falling pink
  • adapted from "The journal of Albion Moonlight" by Kenneth Patchen ; [dir.] Chester Kessler
  • [presented by] Robair ; produced and directed by Robert H. Spring
  • (1956-59, U.S.) (9 min.)
  • (1951, U.S.) (16 min.)
  • La mort du cerf = The death of a stag
  • réalisé par Dimitri Kirsanoff ; production des Films Kirsanoff
  • (1951, France) (12 min.)
  • Image in the snow
  • a film poem by Willard Maas ; a Gryphon production
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe two-disc ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 289 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329058326
Other physical details
sd. & si., b&w and col.
Publisher number
K583
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 2574375
  • (OCoLC)ocn466106893
  • (OCoLC)466106893
  • 2574375
System details
DVD; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Avant-garde : experimental cinema, 1922-1954, 3, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc label; edition and some credits from container
  • "Produced for video by Bret Wood"--Container
  • Third film has container title: The tell-tale heart
  • Special features: Notes by K.A. Westphal for each film are available via the "Select a film" menu; Introduction to bonus films; Tomatos another day outtakes
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • [presented by] the Film Society in conjunction with the International Film Arts Guild ; [presented by] Maurice Barber ; adapted and directed by Charles F. Klein
  • (1928, U.S.) (20 min.)
  • Tomatos another day (It never happened, what may happen, and it didn't happen that night)
  • James Sibley Watson
  • (1930, U.S.) (7 min.)
  • Tarantella : a swift moving dance
  • [presented by] Ted Nemeth Studios ; Mary Ellen Bute, [Ted Nemeth]
  • (1940, U.S.) (4 min.)
  • The uncomfortable man
  • a film by Kent Munson and Theodore Huff
  • Disc 1:
  • (1948, U.S.) (23 min.)
  • The petrified dog
  • [presented by] Workshop 20, California School of Fine Arts ; directed by Sidney Peterson
  • (1948, U.S.) (18 min.)
  • The lead shoes
  • a Workshop 20 production ; California School of Fine Arts ; directed by Sidney Peterson
  • (1949, U.S.) (16 min.)
  • Four in the afternoon
  • a Farallone Films production ; a film suite by James Broughton ; based on poems in his book "Musical Chairs"
  • (1951, U.S.) (14 min.)
  • Danse macabre
  • [presented by] Visual Symphony Productions Inc. ; conception, Adolph Bolm ; direction, Dudley Murphy
  • (1922, U.S.) (6 min.)
  • Rien que les heures = Nothing but time
  • Alberto Cavalcanti
  • (1926, France) (46 min.)
  • The telltale heart
  • (1952, U.S.) (26 min.)
  • Celery stalks at midnight
  • John Whitney
  • (1951, U.S.) (3 min.)
  • The voices
  • [presented by] Raymond Rohauer ; directed by John E. Schmitz ; original story and photography by John E. Schmitz
  • (1953, U.S.) (14 min.)
  • Closed vision = close vision
  • dialogue and screen treatment by Jean Cocteau ; directed by Marc'O ; production, the Society of Cinema Arts ; producer, Leon Vickman ; text, scenario, dialogues, Marc'O
  • (1954, Franco-American) (65 min.). Bonus films:
  • Disc 2: The plague summer
  • Episodes in the life of a gin bottle
  • a Cine Art Library film ; Bela von Block
  • (ca. 1925, U.S.) (11 min.)
  • Schichlegruber doing the Lambeth Walk (Lambeth Walk-- Nazi style)
  • [presented by] Official Films ; produced by Leslie Winik ; [dir.] Charles A. Ridley
  • (1941, U.K.) (2 min.)
  • Dementia (excerpt)
  • John J. Parker
  • (1953, U.S.) (7 min.)
  • Falling pink
  • adapted from "The journal of Albion Moonlight" by Kenneth Patchen ; [dir.] Chester Kessler
  • [presented by] Robair ; produced and directed by Robert H. Spring
  • (1956-59, U.S.) (9 min.)
  • (1951, U.S.) (16 min.)
  • La mort du cerf = The death of a stag
  • réalisé par Dimitri Kirsanoff ; production des Films Kirsanoff
  • (1951, France) (12 min.)
  • Image in the snow
  • a film poem by Willard Maas ; a Gryphon production
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Deluxe two-disc ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 289 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
738329058326
Other physical details
sd. & si., b&w and col.
Publisher number
K583
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 2574375
  • (OCoLC)ocn466106893
  • (OCoLC)466106893
  • 2574375
System details
DVD; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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