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Title Avant-garde. 3 [videorecording] : experimental cinema, 1922-1954 / Kino International.

Published New York, NY : Kino International, c2009.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank DVD  4021  S.3  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Edition Deluxe two-disc ed.
Physical description 2 videodiscs (ca. 289 min.) : sd. & si., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Danse macabre: music, Camille Saint-Saëns. Rein que les heures: Music by Larry Marotta. Telltale heart: Photographed by Leo Shamroy ; music composed and performed by Sue Harshe. Tarantella: Music, Edwin Gerschefski. The lead shoes: music, the Three Edwards and a raven. Four in the afternoon: Music by William O. Smith. La mort du cerf: Prises de vues, Emile Houdeyer ; musique de Maurice Thiriet ; English translation, Anna-Elisa and Jerome Mackowiak. Image in the snow: Original score by Ben Weber. Celery stalks at midnight: music, Will Bradley and his Orchestra. The voices: Original story and photography by John E. Schmitz ; music, Warren Burns. Closed vision: Text, scenario, dialogues, Marc'O ; English adaptation and translation, Matthew Carney ; montage, J.G. Albicocco ; musique originale, Roger Calmel. Episodes in the life of a gin bottle: Music composed and performed by Paul Mercer, Bruce Bennett, Davis Petterson. Falling pink: Music composed, performed, and produced by Paul Mercer, Bruce Bennett.
Contents Disc one: Danse macabre / Visual Symphony Productions, Inc. presents ; conception, Adolph Bolm ; director, Dudley Murphy (1922, U.S.) (6 min.) -- Rien que les heures = Nothing but time / [Alberto Cavalcanti] (1926, France) (46 min.) -- The telltale heart / adapted and directed by Charles F. Klein (1928, U.S.) (20 min.) -- Tomatos another day / [director, James Sibley Watson] (1930, U.S.) (7 min.) -- Tarantella / Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth (1940, U.S.) (4 min.) -- The uncomfortable man / a film by Kent Munson and Theodore Huff (1948, U.S.) (23 min.) -- The petrified dog / Workshop 20, California School of Fine Arts ; directed by Sidney Peterson (1948, U.S.) (18 min.) -- The lead shoes / a Workshop 20 production ; California 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.).
Disc two: Plague summer / adapted from "The Journal of Albion Moonlight" by Kenneth Patchen ; [director, Chester Kessler] (1951, U.S.) (16 min.) -- La mort du cerf = The death of a stag / réalisé par Dimitri Kirsanoff (1951, France) (13 min.) -- Image in the snow / a film poem by Willard Maas (1952, U.S.) (26 min.) -- Celery stalks at midnight / director, John Whitney (1952, U.S.) (3 min.) -- The voices / Raymond Rohauer presents ; directed by John E. Schmitz (1953, U.S.) (14 min.) -- Closed vision = close vision / dialogue and screen treatment by Jean Cocteau ; directed by Marc'O. (1955, Franco-American) (65 min.). Bonus features: Episodes in the life of a gin bottle / [Bela von Block] (1925, U.S.) (12 min.) -- Schichlegruber doing the Lambeth Walk / Official films presents ; 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 / Robair presents ; produced and directed by Robert H. Spring (1956-59, U.S.) (10 min.).
Notes Special features: Notes for each film are available via the "Select a film" menu; Introduction to bonus films.
Performers 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 ; le récitant (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.
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.
System notes DVD; NTSC.
Language notes Silent or with music; credits, intertitles, and some dialogue in English and French; occasional subtitles in English (on selected films).
Other author Bolm, Adolf, 1894-1951. Performer.
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991. Performer.
Howland, Olin, 1886-1959. Actor.
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934-
Murphy, Dudley, 1897-1968. Director.
Cavalcanti, Alberto. Director.
Klein, Charles F. Director.
Watson, James S. (James Sibley), 1894-1982. Director.
Bute, Mary Ellen. Director.
Nemeth, Ted, 1911-1986. Director.
Munson, Kent. Actor.
Huff, Theodore. Director.
Peterson, Sidney, 1912- Director.
Broughton, James, 1913-1999. Director.
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972.
Kessler, Chester. Director.
Kirsanov, Dmitri, 1899-1957. Director.
Maas, Willard, 1906-1971. Director.
Whitney, John H. Director.
Rohauer, Raymond.
Schmitz, John E. Director.
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963.
Marc'O. Director.
Winik, Leslie. Producer.
Block, Bela von.
Parker, John J.
Spring, Robert H. Producer. Director.
Eastman, George, 1854-1932.
Visual Symphony Productions, Inc.
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.
Subject Art, Abstract -- In motion pictures.
Experimental films -- United States.
Motion pictures, American -- History.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Experimental films -- United States -- History.
Experimental films -- France.
Surrealism in motion pictures.
Visual literature.
Silent films.
Short films.
Film adaptations.
Experimental films.
Variant Title Experimental cinema, 1922-1954
Avant-garde 3
Title from main menu screen: Avant-garde, series 3
Subtitle on container: From the collection of the George Eastman House and from the Raymond Rohauer collection
Subtitle on disc labels: Films from the Raymond Rohauer collection and the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department
Other title Danse macabre.
Rien que les heures.
Tell-tale heart.
Tarantella.
Tomatos another day.
Uncomfortable man.
Petrified dog.
Four in the afternoon.
Plague summer.
Mort du cerf.
Death of a stag.
Image in the snow.
Celery stalks at midnight.
Voices.
Closed vision.
Standard Number 738329058326
Publisher Number K583 Kino International