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Avant-garde. : 2 experimental cinema, 1928-1954.

Author: Raymond RohauerWillard MaasBen MooreMarie MenkenSidney PetersonAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino International, [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Deluxe two-disc edView all editions and formats
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This collection of 17 experimental films continues Kino's tribute to the Rohauer Collection.
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Genre/Form: Foreign language films
Surrealist films
Short films
Fiction films
Experimental films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Rohauer; Willard Maas; Ben Moore; Marie Menken; Sidney Peterson; James Broughton; Joseph Vogel; Gregory J Markopoulos; Stan Brakhage; Paul Leni; James S Watson; Melville Webber; Jean Mitry; Dmitri Kirsanov; Isidore Isou; George Barker; Paul R Ihrig; Hans Brennert; Arthur Honegger; Bernard Blin; Jon C Mirsalis; Hy Hirsh; Frank Stauffacher; Bret Wood; Larry Jordan; Hildegarde Lasell Watson; Marcel Achard; Jean-Louis Barrault; Blanchette Brunoy; Blaise Cendrars; Jean Cocteau; Danièle Delorme; Edouard Dermit; Daniel Gélin; André Maurois; Armand Salacrou; Arthur Hoérée; Rohauer Collection.; Kino International Corporation.; Gryphon Productions.; California School of Fine Arts (San Francisco, Calif.); Farallone Films.; Tadié Cinéma (Firm); Films Kirsanoff (Firm); Society of Cinema Arts.; Workshop 20 (Firm)
OCLC Number: 317524709
Language Note: In English and French with English subtitles.
Notes: Title from disc label; edition from container.
"Films from the Raymond Rohauer Collection"--Container.
Special features: film notes by film critic/historian Elliott Stein, theatrical trailer of Traité de bave et d'éternité, dual-layer RSDL edition for optimal image quality.
Credits: Photography, Hy Hirsh (6th film), Frank Stauffacher (8th film), Nat. Saufer (17th film) ; cinematography, S. Phillips (9th film) ; camerawork, André Tadié, Jean Jarret, and André Périé (15th film) ; editing, Kermit Sheets (5th film), Jean Mitry and Marc Ducouret (15th film), André Costey (16th film), Suzanne Carbon (17th film) ; music, Lucille Olucoszewski (3rd film), Sue Harshe (5th, 10th films), Larry Marotta (6th, 7th films), J. Tenney (9th film), Jon C. Mirsalis (13th film), Arthur Hoérée (16th film) ; English titles, Charles Clement (17th film) ; DVD producer, Bret Wood.
Cast: Crane Whitley, Gail Roberts, Harriet Ann Gray, James Broughton, Walter Newcomb, Janice Hubka, Lawrence Jordan, Yvonne Fair, Taggart Deke, Eva Neumann, Robert Benson, Stan Brakhage, Herbert Stern, Hildegarde Watson, Melville Webber, Gilliane Sarno, Pierre Lobreau, Marcel Achard, Jean-Louis Barrault, Blanchette Brunoy, Blaise Cendrars, Jean Cocteau, Danièle Delorme, Edouard Dhermitte, Daniel Gelin, André Maurois, A. Salacrou, Rodica Valeanu.
Performer(s): Narrator, Bernard Blin (17th film) ; voice, Albert J. LeGros (17th film).
Awards: Fifteenth film: Cutting Prize, Cannes Film Festival (1949).
Description: 2 videodiscs (341 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1: The geography of the body (1943, United States, 7 min.) / produced by Willard Maas ; commentary by George Barker. The mechanics of love (1955, United States, 5 min.) / a film-poem by Willard Maas and Ben Moore. Visual variations on Noguchi (1945, United States, 4 min.) / Marie Menken ; a Gryphon production. Joseph Vogel's House of cards (1947, United States, 16 min.) / a film by Joseph Vogel. The potted psalm (1946, United States, 18 min.) / Sidney Peterson and James Broughton. The cage (1947, United States, 28 min.) / directed by Sidney Peterson ; produced by Workshop 20, California School of Fine Arts. Christmas, U.S.A. (1949, United States, 13 min.) / a film by Gregory J. Markopoulos. Adventures of Jimmy (1950, United States, 10 min.) / James Broughton ; a Farallone Films production. Interim (1952, United States, 24 min.) / scenario & direction, J.S. Brakhage. Unglassed windows cast a terrible reflection (1953, United States, 29 min.) / produced by Paul R. Ihrig ; written, photographed, and directed by J. Stan Brakhage. The way to shadow garden (1954, United States, 11 min.) / Brakhage. The extraordinary child (1954, United States, 13 min.) / Brakhage. Disc 2: Rebus-film no. 1 (1925, Germany, 15 min.) / Paul Leni ; text, Hans Brennert. The fall of the house of Usher : a film version of Poe's story (1928, United States, 13 min.) / by Melville Webber and J.S. Watson, Jr. Pacific 231 (1949, France, 10 min.) / Tadié-Cinéma ; an essay by Jean Mitry ; based on the symphonic movement by Arthur Honegger. Arrière saison = Late autumn (1950, France, 15 min.) / [presented by] Les Films Kirsanoff ; écrit et réalisé par Dimitri Kirsanoff. Traité de bave et d'éternité = Venom and eternity (1951, France, 111 min.) / [presented by] Society of Cinema Arts and Raymond Rohauer ; directed by Jean-Isidore Isou.
Other Titles: Geography of the body.
Mechanics of love.
Visual variations on Noguchi.
Potted psalm.
Cage.
Joseph Vogel's House of cards.
Christmas U.S.A.
Adventures of Jimmy.
Interim.
Unglassed windows cast a terrible reflection.
Way to shadow garden.
Extraordinary child.
Rebus-film no. 1.
Fall of the House of Usher.
Pacific 231.
Arrière saison.
Traité de bave et d'èternité.
Venom and eternity.
House of cards.
Late autumn.
Experimental cinema, 1928-1954
Avant-garde.

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This collection of 17 experimental films continues Kino's tribute to the Rohauer Collection.

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