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The Resource Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941, Anthology Film Archives in association with British Film Institute [and others] ; curator, Bruce Posner ; produced for DVD by David Shepard ; administered by Robert A. Haller and Winfried Gunther

Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941, Anthology Film Archives in association with British Film Institute [and others] ; curator, Bruce Posner ; produced for DVD by David Shepard ; administered by Robert A. Haller and Winfried Gunther

Label
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941
Title
Unseen cinema
Title remainder
early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941
Statement of responsibility
Anthology Film Archives in association with British Film Institute [and others] ; curator, Bruce Posner ; produced for DVD by David Shepard ; administered by Robert A. Haller and Winfried Gunther
Title variation
Early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This seven-disc collection contains 155 avant-garde films, revealing hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II. Offers an innovative and often controversial view of experimental film as a product of avant-garde artists, of professional directors and of amateur moviemakers working collectively and as individuals at all levels of film production
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Characteristic
videorecording
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Star Theatre (Motion picture)
Credits note
Administered by Robert A. Haller and Winfried Günther
Dewey number
791.43/61
Language note
English audio
LC call number
DVA7963-7969 (viewing copy)
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1953-
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  • Posner, Bruce Charles
  • Shepard, David
  • Haller, Robert A.
  • Günther, Winfried
  • Anthology Film Archives
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
  • LC Gift Collection (Library of Congress)
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Runtime
0
Series statement
Blackhawk Films collection
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  • Motion pictures
  • Experimental films
  • Surrealism in motion pictures
  • Dance in motion pictures, television, etc
  • New York (N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941, Anthology Film Archives in association with British Film Institute [and others] ; curator, Bruce Posner ; produced for DVD by David Shepard ; administered by Robert A. Haller and Winfried Gunther
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as separate motion pictures, 1894-1941
  • Summary from container
  • Accompanying guide contains an essay by the curator
  • Guide filed in MBRS Subjects files (Unseen cinema).
  • Not viewed
  • Sources used: container; Unseen cinema web site, viewed Mar. 19, 2007
Accompanying material
1 guide ([15] pages ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. The mechanized eye: experiments in technique and form (DVA 7963). Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace -- Palace of Electricity -- Champs de Mars -- Panorama of Eiffel Tower -- Scene from elevator ascending Eiffel Tower -- Captain Nissen going through Whirpool Rapids, Niagra Falls -- Down the Hudson -- The ghost train -- Westinghouse Works, panorama view, street car motor room -- In youth, beside the lonely sea -- Melody on parade -- La cartomancienne (The fortune teller) -- Pie in the sky -- Travel notes -- Oil: a symphony in motion -- Poem 8 -- Storm -- Portrait of a young man --
  • Disc 2. The devil's plaything: American surrealism (DVA 7964). Jack and the beanstalk -- Dream of a rarebit fiend -- The thieving hand -- Impossible convicts -- When the clouds roll by -- Beggar on horseback -- The fall of the house of Usher -- The life and death of 9413: a Hollywood extra -- The love of zero -- The telltale heart -- Tomatos another day -- The hearts of age -- Unreal news reels -- The children's jury -- Thimble theater -- Carousel: animal opera -- Jack's dream --
  • Disc 3. Light rhythms: music and abstraction (DVA 7965). Le Retour à la raison -- Ballet mécanique -- Anémic cinéma -- Looney lens: anamorphic people -- Out of the melting pot -- H20 -- Surf and seaweed -- The furies -- Legacy of a Hollywood extra -- Skyline dance -- Money machine -- Prohibition -- The firefly (Vorkapich edit) -- The firefly (MGM release version) -- Maytime -- So this is Paris -- Light rhythms -- Une nuit sur le Mont Chauve (Night on Bald Mountain) -- Rhythm in light -- Synchromy no. 2 -- Parabola -- Footlight parade ("By a waterfall") -- Glens Falls sequence -- Simple destiny abstractions -- Abstract movies -- Scherzo -- Themis -- Contrathemis -- 1941 -- Moods of the sea --
  • Disc 4. Inverted narratives: new directions in storytelling (DVA 7966). The house with closed shutters -- Suspense -- Moonland -- Lullaby -- The bridge -- Little geezer -- Black dawn -- Native land -- Black legion -- Even as you and I -- Object lesson -- "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki --
  • Disc 5. Picturing a metropolis: New York City unveiled (DVA 7967). The blizzard -- Lower Broadway -- Beginning of a skyscraper -- Panorama from Times Building New York -- Skyscrapers of NYC from North River -- Panorama from tower of the Brooklyn Bridge -- Building up and demolishing the Star Theatre -- Coney Island at night -- Interior New York Subway 14th Street to 42nd Street -- Seeing New York by yacht -- Looney lens: split skyscrapers -- Looney lens: Tenth Avenue, NYC -- 8th Avenue elevated train at 112th Street -- The trellis: work of sunshine and shade -- View of Herald Square Station -- Aerial view of Sixth Avenue train at 28th, 26th, 24th -- Manhatta -- Twentyfour-dollar Island -- Skyscraper symphony -- Manhattan medley -- A Bronx morning -- Footnote to fact -- Seeing the world -- The pursuit of happiness -- Gold diggers of 1935 ("Lullaby of Broadway") -- Autumn fire --
  • Disc 6. The amateur as auteur: discovering paradise in pictures (DVA 7968). 7 Case sound tests -- Windy Ledge Farm -- A day in Santa Fe -- 4 Stewart Family home movies -- Children's party -- Cotillion -- The midnight party -- Haiti -- Tree trunk to head -- Bicycle polo at San Mateo -- 1126 Dewey Avenue, Apt. 207 --
  • Disc 7. Viva la dance: the beginnings of cine-dance (DVA 7969). 7 Annabelle dances and dances -- Davy Jones' locker -- Neptune's daughters -- A nymph of the waves -- Diana the huntress -- The soul of the cypress -- Looney lens: Pas de deux -- Hände: das Leben und die Liebe eines zärtlichen Geschlechts (Hands: the life and loves of the gentler sex) -- Mechanical principles -- Tilly Losch in Her dance of the hands -- Dance of the heads -- Day of the dead -- Oramunde -- Hands -- Joie de vivre -- Wonder Bar ("Don't say goodnight") -- Dada -- Escape -- An optical poem -- Abstract experiment in Kodachrome -- NBC Valentine greeting -- Stars and stripes -- Tarantella -- Spook sport -- Danse macabre -- Peer Gynt -- Introspection
Control code
ocn812402654
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
7 videodiscs of 7 (DVD) (1,127 min.)
Lccn
2007640681
Materials
viewing copy +
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
014381059229
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
ID0592DSDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)812402654
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 0, full screen (1.33:1) presentations; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941, Anthology Film Archives in association with British Film Institute [and others] ; curator, Bruce Posner ; produced for DVD by David Shepard ; administered by Robert A. Haller and Winfried Gunther
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as separate motion pictures, 1894-1941
  • Summary from container
  • Accompanying guide contains an essay by the curator
  • Guide filed in MBRS Subjects files (Unseen cinema).
  • Not viewed
  • Sources used: container; Unseen cinema web site, viewed Mar. 19, 2007
Accompanying material
1 guide ([15] pages ; 19 cm).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. The mechanized eye: experiments in technique and form (DVA 7963). Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace -- Palace of Electricity -- Champs de Mars -- Panorama of Eiffel Tower -- Scene from elevator ascending Eiffel Tower -- Captain Nissen going through Whirpool Rapids, Niagra Falls -- Down the Hudson -- The ghost train -- Westinghouse Works, panorama view, street car motor room -- In youth, beside the lonely sea -- Melody on parade -- La cartomancienne (The fortune teller) -- Pie in the sky -- Travel notes -- Oil: a symphony in motion -- Poem 8 -- Storm -- Portrait of a young man --
  • Disc 2. The devil's plaything: American surrealism (DVA 7964). Jack and the beanstalk -- Dream of a rarebit fiend -- The thieving hand -- Impossible convicts -- When the clouds roll by -- Beggar on horseback -- The fall of the house of Usher -- The life and death of 9413: a Hollywood extra -- The love of zero -- The telltale heart -- Tomatos another day -- The hearts of age -- Unreal news reels -- The children's jury -- Thimble theater -- Carousel: animal opera -- Jack's dream --
  • Disc 3. Light rhythms: music and abstraction (DVA 7965). Le Retour à la raison -- Ballet mécanique -- Anémic cinéma -- Looney lens: anamorphic people -- Out of the melting pot -- H20 -- Surf and seaweed -- The furies -- Legacy of a Hollywood extra -- Skyline dance -- Money machine -- Prohibition -- The firefly (Vorkapich edit) -- The firefly (MGM release version) -- Maytime -- So this is Paris -- Light rhythms -- Une nuit sur le Mont Chauve (Night on Bald Mountain) -- Rhythm in light -- Synchromy no. 2 -- Parabola -- Footlight parade ("By a waterfall") -- Glens Falls sequence -- Simple destiny abstractions -- Abstract movies -- Scherzo -- Themis -- Contrathemis -- 1941 -- Moods of the sea --
  • Disc 4. Inverted narratives: new directions in storytelling (DVA 7966). The house with closed shutters -- Suspense -- Moonland -- Lullaby -- The bridge -- Little geezer -- Black dawn -- Native land -- Black legion -- Even as you and I -- Object lesson -- "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki --
  • Disc 5. Picturing a metropolis: New York City unveiled (DVA 7967). The blizzard -- Lower Broadway -- Beginning of a skyscraper -- Panorama from Times Building New York -- Skyscrapers of NYC from North River -- Panorama from tower of the Brooklyn Bridge -- Building up and demolishing the Star Theatre -- Coney Island at night -- Interior New York Subway 14th Street to 42nd Street -- Seeing New York by yacht -- Looney lens: split skyscrapers -- Looney lens: Tenth Avenue, NYC -- 8th Avenue elevated train at 112th Street -- The trellis: work of sunshine and shade -- View of Herald Square Station -- Aerial view of Sixth Avenue train at 28th, 26th, 24th -- Manhatta -- Twentyfour-dollar Island -- Skyscraper symphony -- Manhattan medley -- A Bronx morning -- Footnote to fact -- Seeing the world -- The pursuit of happiness -- Gold diggers of 1935 ("Lullaby of Broadway") -- Autumn fire --
  • Disc 6. The amateur as auteur: discovering paradise in pictures (DVA 7968). 7 Case sound tests -- Windy Ledge Farm -- A day in Santa Fe -- 4 Stewart Family home movies -- Children's party -- Cotillion -- The midnight party -- Haiti -- Tree trunk to head -- Bicycle polo at San Mateo -- 1126 Dewey Avenue, Apt. 207 --
  • Disc 7. Viva la dance: the beginnings of cine-dance (DVA 7969). 7 Annabelle dances and dances -- Davy Jones' locker -- Neptune's daughters -- A nymph of the waves -- Diana the huntress -- The soul of the cypress -- Looney lens: Pas de deux -- Hände: das Leben und die Liebe eines zärtlichen Geschlechts (Hands: the life and loves of the gentler sex) -- Mechanical principles -- Tilly Losch in Her dance of the hands -- Dance of the heads -- Day of the dead -- Oramunde -- Hands -- Joie de vivre -- Wonder Bar ("Don't say goodnight") -- Dada -- Escape -- An optical poem -- Abstract experiment in Kodachrome -- NBC Valentine greeting -- Stars and stripes -- Tarantella -- Spook sport -- Danse macabre -- Peer Gynt -- Introspection
Control code
ocn812402654
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
7 videodiscs of 7 (DVD) (1,127 min.)
Lccn
2007640681
Materials
viewing copy +
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
014381059229
Other physical details
sound, black and white and color
Publisher number
ID0592DSDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)812402654
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 0, full screen (1.33:1) presentations; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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