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|Named Person:||I Babelʹ|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Frank; Alfred Leslie; Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsberg; Gregory Corso; Larry Rivers; Peter Orlovsky; Julius Orlovsky; David Amram; Richard Bellamy; Alice Neel; Sally Gross; Pablo Frank; Delphine Seyrig; Leon Prochnik; Julie Bovasso; Roberts Blossom; Brian St George; Telly Savalas; John Coe; Philip Sterling; Gert Berliner; Morton Feldman; Ken Collins; Howard Shulman; Jerry Michaels; Seth Allen; Virginia Kiser; Nancy Fish; Cynthia McAdams; Roscoe Lee Browne; Maria Tucci; Jack Greenbaum; Christopher Walken; Beth Porter; Fred Aimsworth; Richard Orzel; Phillippe La Prelle; Otis Young; Sully Boyar; Joel Press; Louis Waldon; Joseph Chaikin; Mimi Arscher; Robert Easton; Denise Parker; Anita Ellis; Sam Shepard; Steidl Verlag.; G-String Enterprise; Off Broadway Productions; Two Faces Company
|Language Note:||In English.|
|Notes:||Each disc is two-sided, containing identical content in both NTSC and PAL formats.
'The crazy daisy', sung by Anita Ellis ; lyrics by Alan Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
|Credits:||Production notes for Pull my daisy: Robert Frank, director, film editor, photographer ; Alfred Leslie, director, film editor, photographer, screenplay, Jack Kerouac ; Leon Prochnik, film editor ; David Amram, music.
Production notes for Sin of Jesus: Robert Frank, [director] ; Gert Berliner, photographer ; Morton Feldman, music ; Ken Collins, film editor ; Howard Shulman, screenplay ; Jerry Michaels, producer ; script, Mimi Arscher.
Production notes for Me and my brother: Robert Frank, director, script ; Sam Sheppard, script ; Helen Silverstein, film editor, producer ; Bob Easton, film editor ; Allen Ginsberg, poet ; Peter Orlovsky, poet.
|Performer(s):||Cast for Pull my daisy: Mooney Peebles [Richard Bellamy], Alan Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Larry Rivers, Beltiane [Delphine Seyrig], David Amram, Alice Neal [Alice Neel], Sally Gross, Denise Parker, Pablo Frank ; Jack Kerouac, narrator.
Cast for Sin of Jesus: Julie Bovasso, Roberts Blossom, St. George Brian, Telli Savales [Telly Savales], John Coe, Philip Sterling.
Participants in Me and my brother: Peter Orlovsky, John Coe, Allen Ginsberg, Seth Allen, Virginia Kiser, Nancy Fish, Cynthia McAdams, Roscoe Lee Browne, Maria Tucci, Jack Greenbaum, Christopher Walken, Beth Porter, Fred Aimsworth, Richard Orzel, Phillippe La Prelle, Otis Young, Gregory Corso, Sully Boyar, Joel Press, Lou Waldon, Julius Orlovsky, Joseph Chaiken.
|Description:||3 videodiscs (149 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, NTSC or PAL.|
|Contents:||Pull my daisy (1959, 26 min., b&w) / a G-String Enterprise ; Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie present ; written and narrated by Jack Kerouac ; edited by Leon Prochnik, Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie ; music composed and conducted by David Amram ; adapted, photographed and directed by Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie --
The sin of Jesus (1961, 38 min., b&w) / Off Broadway Productions presents ; a film by Robert Frank ; based on the story by Isaac Babel ; photography, Gert Berliner ; music, Morton Feldman ; editor, Ken Collins ; screenplay, Howard Shulman ; production, Jerry Michaels ; script, Mimi Arscher --
Me and my brother (1968, 85 min., b&w with col. sequences) / script, Robert Frank, Sam Sheppard ; editing, Helen Silverstein, Bob Easton ; poetry, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky ; produced by Helen Silverstein, Two Faces Company ; a film by Robert Frank.
|Other Titles:||Pull my daisy.
Sin of Jesus.
Me and my brother.
Complete film works.
"Pull My Daisy is a 1959 short film that typifies the Beat Generation. Directed by Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie, Daisy was adapted by Jack Kerouac from the third act of a stage play he never finished entitled 'Beat Generation'. Kerouac also provided improvised narration. It starred Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Peter Orlovsky, David Amram, Richard Bellamy, Alice Neel, Sally Gross and Pablo, Frank's then-infant son. Based on an incident in the life of Neal Cassady and his wife Carolyn, Daisy tells the story of a railway brakeman whose painter wife invites a respectable bishop over for dinner. However, the brakeman's bohemian friends crash the party, with comic results. Pull My Daisy was praised for years as an improvisational masterpiece, until Leslie revealed in 1968 that the film was actually carefully planned, rehearsed, and directed by him and Frank."--Publisher's description.
The sin of Jesus: A short fictional film, based on the story of Isaac Babel, in which a young woman struggles to overcome the monotony of her failing marriage and dead-end job at a chicken farm.
"The Sin of Jesus was based on the story of Isaac Babel, a woman on a chicken farm who spends her days working at an egg-sorting machine. 'I'm the only woman here.' She is pregnant, her husband spends his days lying in bed, and his friends encourage him to go out on the town with them. The woman talks to herself as she works, lost in the monotony of human existence. She counts the passing days in the same way she counts eggs. Even extraordinary events, such as the appearance of Jesus Christ in the barn, go under the stream of this melancholy solipsism."--Publisher's description.
Me and my brother: A documentary film in which poet Peter Orlovsky attempts to care for his catatonic brother, Julius Orlovsky.
"Me and My Brother seems to be a rather artless-film-within-a-film being shown at a rundown movie theater. The story contains bizarre twists and turns: skillfully weaving together opposites, playing counterfeits against the authentic, pornography against poetry, acting against being, Beat cynicism against hippie romanticism, monochrome against colored. This was Frank's first feature-length film work and it celebrates the return of the poetic essay as assemblage, the affirmation of the underground as a wild cinematic analysis in the form of a collage. There is a method to this film's madness: it is so rich in text, quotes, music, and associations that keeping up with it through the underbrush of psyche, film, and urbanity is barely possible."--Publisher's description.