WorldCat Identities

Kuchar, George 1942-2011

Overview
Works: 286 works in 446 publications in 3 languages and 2,093 library holdings
Genres: Experimental films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Independent films  Interviews  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films 
Roles: Director, Author, Actor, Interviewee, Other, Restager , Editor
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Treasures IV : American avant garde film, 1947-1986( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 26 films by artists who helped to redefine cinema. Shows an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary and balances acknowledged classics with rediscoveries. The films are drawn from the preservation work of five of America's foremost avant-garde archives: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, and The Pacific Film Archive. None of the titles has been available before on good-quality video in the United States
It came from Kuchar( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Undetermined and English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before YouTube, there were the brilliantly insane, no-budget movies of underground filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar. Creating stars out of their friends and family with just consumer-grade cameras, the teenage Kuchar brothers went from the 1960s New York City underground film scene of Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger to become the twin maestros of B-movie glamour and sleaze."--Container
Jack Smith and the destruction of Atlantis by Mary Jordan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews and clips by and about the revolutionary American artist Jack Smith. Filmmaker, actor, and pioneer of underground cinema, he is generally acclaimed as a founding father of American Performance Art, and has been critically recognized as a master photographer. The film also delves into Smith's tenuous relationship with Andy Warhol -- who adopted Smith's ideas in his own work. Pays homage to New York's ultimate anti-hero and the original King of the Underground
It came from Kuchar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a portrait The New York Times calls 'affectionate and fascinating, ' filmmaker Jennifer M. Kroot examines the lives of legendary filmmaker twins George and Mike Kuchar from their pre-teen filmmaker roots to their emergence in the underground of American Cinema. This two-disc collection features Kroot's feature-length documentary It Came From Kuchar, a hilarious and touching story of artistic obsession, compulsion and inspiration, as well as six short films from the duo and even an introduction by George Kuchar for his 1976 underground comedy A Reason to Live. Cinephiles with a love of queer and experimental tales, students, and film-loving weirdos of every stripe will find plenty to love in Kroot's documentary and the six films, three by George, three by Mike, spanning over 30 years of their filmmaking careers
Sins of the fleshapoids( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set a million years in the future, after "The Great War" has scourged the planet, mankind has forsaken science for self-indulgence. Work is left to enslaved androids One male robot tires of pampering his lazy masters, and joins the humans in sin
Big joy : the adventures of James Broughton by Stephen Silha( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Broughton was at the center of San Francisco when the city exploded with artistic expression. His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco renaissance, his escape to Europe during the McCarthy years, the acclaim he received for his films and poetry, finding his soul mate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a highly revered figure in the sexual liberation movement
Hold me while I'm naked( Visual )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sad but funny look at sexual frustration and loneliness. A blending of Hollywood glamour and drama with all too real life. It goes beyond the erotic into the world of the hyper-neurotic
Supercell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clouds abound in this short meditation on vaporous masses that flow across the borders of our windowpanes, leaving in their wake the wreckage of discarded diets and sugar coated emptiness. Into those holes that surround us with the sweetness of puffy dough we plunge into a landscape of desolation and rebirth, never again to deny the terror that piles up in the sky like a malignant mound of virgin pudding. A mass of revolving turbulence hell-bent on defying gravity in the name of vertical instability and electrical insanity. A supercell for the supersized who flee its windy wrath"--Video data bank
The world of George Kuchar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of 26 short and experimental films, plus an interview
Color me lurid : the weird world of George Kuchar( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four short films by kitsch cinema pioneer George Kuchar
The George Kuchar experience by Steve Reinke( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thundercrack!( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men, three women and a gorilla all seek shelter from a storm in an isolated mansion owned by a lonely widow who keeps her late husband's body parts pickled in the wine cellar and her deformed sex-fiend son locked in the attic. The group spends the night talking about their various bizarre obsessions and having brief sex scenes in every conceivable permutation
Weather diary 5 by George Kuchar( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal video portrait of the filmmaker while working in Oklahoma City
Wild night in El Reno( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man from his motel room views a violent electrical storm from first stirrings of the wind, through thunder and lightening and torrential rains to the closing rainbow after the storm
Precious products by George Kuchar( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal documentary which focuses on the filmmaker's attendance at an art opening titled Precious Products in Napa Valley, California and then in the opulent home of two ballet dancers
Treasures IV American avant-garde film, 1947-1986( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pagan rhapsody by George Kuchar( Visual )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychologically tortured pianist plays the Pagan Rhapsody while fixated on the memory of his dead love
A reason to live( Visual )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Kuchar was one of the most prolific American independent film and videomakers. With his homemade Super 8 and 16mm potboilers and melodramas of the 1950s, '60s, and '90s, he became legendary as a subversively outrageous underground filmmaker whose work influenced directors such as Andy Warhol, John Waters and David Lynch. After his transition to video, he remained a master of genre manipulation creating hundreds of hilarious and often diaristic videos with a camcorder and dime-store props, while using friends and students as actors. "This film is about depression, although it's not that depressing. I suppose it has a message of faith and hope in it ... it does for me ... But then again my interest may not match yours. It was shot in San Francisco and in Central Oklahoma with a cast of one man and four women. Crushing emotions are indulged in against a massive meteorological background that brings inspiration and terror to the characters involved." George Kuchar
Video album 5 by George Kuchar( Visual )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records persons, events and places significant to film maker George Kuchar during 1987; special attention given to Curt McDowell, film maker, artist and lyricist, who died in 1987
I, an actress by George Kuchar( Visual )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Kuchar was one of the most prolific American independent film and videomakers. With his homemade Super 8 and 16mm potboilers and melodramas of the 1950s, '60s, and '90s, he became legendary as a subversively outrageous underground filmmaker whose work influenced directors such as Andy Warhol, John Waters and David Lynch. This ten minute film was shot on a singe 400 foot reel of film during the end of a class taught by George Kuchar. Student Barbara Lapsley had wanted a short film to launch her acting career, and the class obliged by staging a classic Hollywood screen test. By the time the crew was ready to shoot, only ten minutes of class time remained. In I, An Actress, Lapsley launches into her monologue, an appeal to her philandering lover played by a draped post, topped by a wig to abandon "rich widows with their sparkling rhinestones." Kuchar initially gives direction off camera but finally rushes into the scene to demonstrate what he wants. The student cannot summon up the hysterical excess of her director but finishes her screen test all the same. In a Kuchar film, everyone gets a chance to be a star
 
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George Kuchar

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George Kuchar Amerikaans filmregisseur (1942-2011)

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George Kuchar réalisateur underground américain

George Kuchar US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Kuchar, G. 1942-2011

Kuchar, G. (George), 1942-2011

Kuchar, George Andrew

Mr. Dominic 1942-2011

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Languages
English (124)

German (4)

French (3)