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|Document Type:||Visual material|
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Bruce Charles Posner; David Shepard; Bret Hampton; John Tariot; Charles Sheeler; Paul Strand; Fernand Léger; Dudley Murphy; Marcel Duchamp; Robert Florey; Slavko Vorkapich; Ralph Steiner; Jay Leyda; James S Watson; Melville Webber; Alec Wilder; Emlen Etting; Oskar Fischinger; Joseph Cornell; Mary Ellen Bute; Ted Nemeth; Rudy Burckhardt; Francis Lee; Maya Deren; Alexander Hammid; Helen Levitt; James Agee; Janice Loeb; James Broughton; Kenneth Anger; Ian Hugo; Jim Davis; Hy Hirsh; Larry Jordan; Marie Menken; Francis Thompson; Hilary Harris; Bruce Baillie; Owen Land; Jonas Mekas; Tom Palazzolo; Lawrence Janiak; Amy Greenfield; Phil Solomon; Stan Brakhage; Flicker Alley (Firm),; Film Preservation Associates,; Filmmakers Showcase,
|Notes:||Originally issued as separate motion pictures 1920-1921 to 1970.
Includes accompanying booklet.
The majority of silent films in this collection feature new musical scores. -- taken from container.
Bonus features: 2k restoration of Manhatta with 2008 Slovak Sinfonietta orchestral score by Donald Sosin and 2013 music score by Henry Wolfe and Phil Carluzzo; 2k restoration of Ballet Mechanique with additional footage and George Antheil's 1925 percussive score for 16 player pianos and mechanical noises; previously unavailable, unique versions of Meshes of the afternoon, In the street, N.Y., N.Y. and Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter; additional films: "Sappho and Jerry. Parts 1-3", "Seasons ..." and "Ch'an"; 28 page booklet featuring essay by curator, filmmaker and historian Bruce Posner, as well as extensive notes on the new editions.
|Credits:||Editors, Bret Hampton, John Tariot.|
|Description:||4 videodiscs (418 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm)|
|Details:||DVD-video; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 2.0.; Blu-ray disc; Blu-ray, region A.|
|Contents:||Booklet. Let the eyes have it / by Bruce Posner --
The 1920s --
The 1930s --
The 1940s --
The 1950s --
The 1960s --
Legacy bonus films. --
disc 1. (207 min.): Manhatta / by Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand ; new music, Donald Sosin (1920-21) (11 min., 41 sec.) --
Ballet Mechanique / by Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy ; music by Georges Antheil (1923-24) (15 min., 53 sec.) --
Anémic cinéma / by Rrose Sélavy a.k.a. Marcel Duchamp ; new music, Gustavo Matamoros (1924-25, released 1926) (6 min., 40 sec.) --
The life and death of 9413: a Holywood extra / by Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich ; new music, Donald Sosin (1927) (13 min., 20 sec.) --
Skyscraper symphony / by Robert Florey ; new music, Donald Sosin (1929) (8 min., 53 sec.) --
Mechanical principles / by Ralph Steiner ; new music, Eric Beheim, arranged from Tango in D / by Issac Albéniz (1930) (10 min, 18 sec.)--
A Bronx morning / by Jay Leyda ; new music, Donald Sosin (1931) (14 min., 5 sec.) --
Lot in Sodom / by J.S. Watson Jr., Melville Webber, Alec Wilder, Remsen Wood, Bernard O'Brien ; music, Louis Siegel (1930-32, released 1933) (25 min., 53 sec.) --
Poem 8 / by Emlen Etting ; new music, Rodney Sauer (1932-33) (19 min., 40 sec.) --
An optical poem / Oskar Fischinger ; music, Hungarian rhapsody, no. 2 / by Franz Liszt (1937, MGM release 1938) (7 min., 2 sec.) --
Thimble theater / by Joseph Cornell ; completed by Lawrence Jordan (circa 1938, unfinished until 1968) (6 min., 7 sec.) --
Tarantella / by Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth ; music, Edwin Gerschefski (1940) (4 min., 24 sec.) --
The pursuit of happiness / by Rudy Burckhardt (1940) (8 min., 9 sec.) --
1941 / by Francis Lee ; music, Igor Stravinsky (1941) (4 min.) --
Meshes of the Afternoon / by Maya Deren, A. Hackenschmied (1943) (13 min., 46 sec.) --
Meditation on violence / by Maya Deren (1948) (12 min., 27 sec.) --
In the street / by Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, James Agee ; music, Arthur Kleiner (filmed 1945-46, released 1948, 1952) (16 min., 50 sec.). --
disc 2. (211 min.): Four in the afternoon / by James Broughton ; music, William O. Smith, with Anna Halprin, Welland Lathrop (1950-51) (14 min.) --
Abstronic / by Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth ; music, Aaron Copland, Don Gillis (1952) (5 min., 45 sec.) --
Eaux d'artifice / by Kenneth Anger ; music Four seasons / by Antonio Vivaldi (1953) (12 min., 57 sec.) --
Bells of Atlantis / by Ian Hugo ; abstract color effects, Len Lye ; music, Louis and Bebe Barron ; with Anaïs Nin reading from House of incest (1952-53) (9 min., 27 sec.) --
Evolution / by Jim Davis (1954) (8 min., 1 sec.) --
Gyromorphosis / by Hy Hirsh ; music, Django / by John Lewis, played by the Modern Jazz Quartet (1954) (6 min., 40 sec.) --
Hurry, Hurry! / by Marie Menken (1957) (4 min., 27 sec.) --
N.Y., N.Y. / by Francis Thompson ; music, Gene Forrell (filmed 1949-57, released 1958) (15 min., 10 sec.) --
9 variations on a dance theme / by Hilary Harris ; music, McNeil Robinson ; dancer, Bettie de Jong (1966-67) (12 min., 39 sec.) --
Castro Street (the coming of consciousness) / by Bruce Baillie (1966) (9 min., 59 sec.) --
Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter / by Owen Land, formerly George Landow (1968) (8 min., 26 sec.) --
Excerpt from Walden: diaries, notes and sketches / by Jonas Mekas (1969) (13 min., 5 sec.) --
Our lady of the sphere / by Lawrence Jordan (1969) (9 min., 14 sec.) --
Love it-Leave it / by Tom Palazzolo ; music, Ray Whilding White (1970) (14 min., 7 sec.) --
DL2 (disintegration line #2) / by Lawrence Janiak ; music, Peliatan Gamelan (1970) (11 min., 46 sec.) --
Transport / by Amy Greenfield (1970) (8 min., 26 sec.) --
Sappho and Jerry. Parts 1-3 / Bruce Posner (1977-78) (5 min., 35 sec.) --
Ch'an / by Francis Lee ; music, Christopher Atwood (1983) (6 min., 8 sec.) --
Seasons ... / by Phil Solomon, Stan Brakhage (2002) (16 min.) --
Manhatta / by Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand ; new music, Henry Wolfe, Phil Carluzzo (1920-21) (11 min., 41 sec.).
|Series Title:||Blackhawk Films collection.|
Life and death of 9413, a Hollywood extra.
Lot in Sodom.
Pursuit of happiness.
Meshes of the afternoon.
Meditation on violence.
In the street.
Four in the afternoon.
Bells of Atlantis.
9 variations on a dance theme.
Castro Street (the coming of consciousness)
Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter.
Excerpt from Walden: diaries, notes and sketches.
Our lady of the sphere.
Love it/Leave it.
DL2 (disintegration line #2)
Sappho and Jerry, Parts 1-3.
Let the eyes have it.
American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970
|Responsibility:||from the Blackhawk Films collection ; presented by Flicker Alley ; Film Preservation Associates, in association with Filmmakers Showcase present ; curated and annotated by Bruce Posner ; produced by David Shepard.|