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American avant-garde shorts : dream of a rarebit fiend ; Salome ; the fall of the house of Usher ; the bridge ; Lot in Sodom.

Author: Edwin S PorterCharles BryantJames S WatsonMelville WebberCharles VidorAll authors
Publisher: [Shorewood, MN] : Festival Films, [198-?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dream of a rarebit fiend presents a man who eats rarebit and then has nightmares in which inanimate objects come to life and his bed flies off with him. -- Salome is an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play and stars the famous dancer Alla Nazimova. -- The fall of the house of Usher is a version of Edgar Allan Poe's tale. It stresses atmosphere by optical distortions, multiple exposures, and dramatic lighting. -- The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Experimental films
Short films
Silent films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin S Porter; Charles Bryant; James S Watson; Melville Webber; Charles Vidor; Nazimova; Oscar Wilde; Edgar Allan Poe; Ambrose Bierce
OCLC Number: 18918312
Notes: VHS format [NTSC].
Silent film with music and English subtitles.
Credits: Director, Dream of a rarebit fiend, Edwin S. Porter; drawings, Salome, Aubrey Beardsley ; directors, fall of the house of Usher, James Watson, Melville Webber ; director, the bridge, Charles Vidor ; directors, Lot in Sodom, James Watson, Melville Webber.
Description: 1 videocassette (91 min.) : sound, black and white with some tinted segments ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Dream of a rarebit fiend (1906, 6 min.) / directed by Edwin S. Porter --
Salome (1922, 30 min.) / [directed by Charles Bryant] --
The fall of the house of Usher (1928, 12 min.) / [directed by] James Watson, Melville Webber --
The bridge (1931, 15 min.) / adapted and directed by Charles Vidor --
Lot in Sodom (1933, 28 min.) / [directed by] James Watson, Melville Webber.
Other Titles: Dream of a rarebit fiend.
Salome.
Fall of the house of Usher.
Bridge.
Lot in Sodom.

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Dream of a rarebit fiend presents a man who eats rarebit and then has nightmares in which inanimate objects come to life and his bed flies off with him. -- Salome is an adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play and stars the famous dancer Alla Nazimova. -- The fall of the house of Usher is a version of Edgar Allan Poe's tale. It stresses atmosphere by optical distortions, multiple exposures, and dramatic lighting. -- The bridge is Charles Vidor's experimental version of Ambrose Bierce's "An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge". -- Lot in Sodom is an experimental telling of the Old Testament story in terms of homosexuality and the subconscious.

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