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The mechanized eye : experiments in technique and form

Author: Bruce Charles PosnerDavid ShepardJames H WhiteF S ArmitageA E WeedAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Anthology Film Archives ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2005.
Series: Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941, 1.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American experimental film has existed since the technological inception of cinema, through its adolescent rambles of 1900-1919, rising phoenix-like during the high silent era, and finally matured and spread throughout the '30's and onward. The background against which the experimentalists toiled provides a fascinating review of Americana coupled with numerous cross-currents, successes and failures, and an unfailing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Silent films
Short films
Feature films
Amateur films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Charles Posner; David Shepard; James H White; F S Armitage; A E Weed; G W Bitzer; Jerome Hill; Russell Collins; Elia Kazan; Elman Koolish; Irving Lerner; Ralph Steiner; Molly Day Thatcher; Walker Evans; Emlen Etting; Jean Michelson; M G MacPherson; Paul Burnford; Henwar Rodakiewicz; Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.; Nykino (Organization : New York, N.Y.); Artkino Pictures, Inc.; Anthology Film Archives.; Eastman Kodak Company.; British Film Institute.; Cineric, Inc.; Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main.; Film Preservation Associates.; George Eastman House.; Library of Congress.; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.); Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 226264600
Notes: Special features: [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; Filmmaker biographies and photo gallery; Acknowledgments; Sponsors; Film note authors; Musicians; Credits; Essay "Where the Buffalo Roamed ... Relative Histories of an Early American Avant-Garde Film" by film historian Bruce Posner, in accompanying booklet (v.1).
Credits: Music, Eric Beheim, Donald Sosin, Edvard Grieg, Jerome Hill.
Description: 1 videodisc (161 min.) : sd. & si., b&w and col. tinted ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo; original presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1.
Contents: Paris Exposition films [Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace, Palace of Electricity, Champs de Mars, Panorama of Eiffel Tower, Scenes from elevator ascending Eiffel Tower] / James White ; Edison Manufacturing Co. (1900) (6 min.) --
Captain Nissen going through Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls / Edison Manufacturing Co. (1901) (2 min.) --
Down the Hudson / Frederick S. Armitage and A.E. Weed ; American Mutascope and Biograph Co. (1903) (3 min.) --
Ghost train / American Mutascope and Biograph Co. (1903) (20 sec.) --
Westinghouse works, panoramic view street car motor room / G.W. "Billy" Bitzer ; American Mutascope and Biograph Co. (1904) (2 min.) --
In youth, beside the lonely sea (1924-25) (5 min.) --
Melody on parade (1936) (5 min.) --
Cartomancienne [Fortune teller] / Jerome Hill (1932) (12 min.) --
Pie in the sky / Russell Collins, Elia Kazan, Elman Koolish, Irving Lerner, Ralph Steiner, Molly Day Thatcher ; Nykino (1934-35) (22 min.) --
Travel notes / Walker Evans (1932) (12 min.) --
"Oil" a symphony in motion / Jean Michelson and M.G. MacPherson ; Artkino (1933) (8 min.) --
Poem 8 / Emlen Etting (1932-33) (19 min.) --
Storm [shortened version of Storm Warning] / Paul Burnford (1940-43) (8 min.) --
Portrait of a young man in three movements / Henwar Rodakiewicz (1925-31) (2 min.) --
First movement (17 min.) --
Second movement (18 min.) --
Third movement (16 min.).
Series Title: Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941, 1.
Other Titles: Experiments in technique and form
Responsibility: Anthology Film Archives ; Kodak ; in association with British Film Institute-Cineric, Inc.-Deutsches Filmmuseum-Film Preservation Associates-George Eastman House-The Library of Congress-The Museum of Modern Art present ; curator, Bruce Posner ; DVD producer, David Shepard.

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American experimental film has existed since the technological inception of cinema, through its adolescent rambles of 1900-1919, rising phoenix-like during the high silent era, and finally matured and spread throughout the '30's and onward. The background against which the experimentalists toiled provides a fascinating review of Americana coupled with numerous cross-currents, successes and failures, and an unfailing desire to create on film an image that can be viewed as an independent and provocative art.

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