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The Resource Gow the headhunter

Gow the headhunter

Label
Gow the headhunter
Title
Gow the headhunter
Contributor
Commentator
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gow is not only a true curiosity but also in many ways a key influence of later Cooper and Schoedsack productions including King Kong. The footage in Gow was produced by Edward A. Salisbury, a wealthy British adventurer, who in 1920 set sail in an 80-ton yacht equipped with a motion picture laboratory to, in his words, catch and hold for history a photo record of the fast, disappearing races of the South Seas Islands. Cooper and Schoedsack were among the cameramen on this two-year expedition that documented genuine head-hunters and cannibals along its route. The material was originally released as four separate films in the silent era and was consolidated as the film Gow, the headhunter for an illustrated lecture by expedition member William Peck. Peck recorded his own cringe-inducing commentary in 1931. Gow was reissued as an exploitation film into the 1950s under the title Cannibal Island, but it was made with a serious purpose. True to Salisbury's intent, it indeed documents vanished cultures Gow is mastered for this edition in high definition from the original 35mm fine grain master positive
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Flicker Alley in 1932
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Salisbury, Edward A.
  • Peck, William
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Headhunters
  • Cannibalism
Technique
live action
Label
Gow the headhunter
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 63 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100070
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3354622
  • (OCoLC)897770634
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1100070
  • 3354622
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Gow the headhunter
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • online resource (streaming video)
  • 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 63 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100070
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 3354622
  • (OCoLC)897770634
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1100070
  • 3354622
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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