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Author: Mark Moskowitz, (Filmmaker)Robert M GoodmanJoe VandergastJeffrey ConferKathleen SoulliereAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Jet Films, LLC, New York, NY : New Yorker Video [2003] ©2003
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1972, Mark Moskowitz, then 18, read John Seelye's review of The Stones of Summer in The New York Times Book Review and immediately bought a copy. He bogged down less than a hundred pages in and gave up, finally giving the yellowed paperback another pass in 1998. On that reading, the book struck a chord, and he saw why it was so rapturously received. Looking for more, Moskowitz did a search for Mossman works  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Films for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Dow Mossman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Moskowitz, (Filmmaker); Robert M Goodman; Joe Vandergast; Jeffrey Confer; Kathleen Soulliere; Dow Mossman; Robert Ellis; Leslie A Fiedler; Edward Gorman; John Steelye; Robert Gottlieb; Robert C S Downs; Bruce Dobler; John Kashwabara; Frank Conroy; Carl Brandt; Jet Films (U.S.),; Point of View Productions (Berkeley, Calif.),; New Yorker Video (Firm),
ISBN: 1567303358 9781567303353
OCLC Number: 53927664
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned.
Credits: Cinematography, Joseph Vandergast, Jeffrey Confer, Mark Moskowitz ; editors, Mark Moskowitz, Kathleen Soulliere.
Performer(s): Joseph Vandergast, Jule, Emmett, and Tacie Moskowitz, Clare Quinn, Andy Hertzfeld, John Goldstein, Gloria Moskowitz, Robert Ellis, Leslie Fiedler, Tom Furlong, John Steelye, Alice Seelye, Jim Blankman, Robert Gottlieb, Robert C.S. Downs, Bruce Dobler, John Kashiwabara, Frank Conroy, William Cotter Murray, Richard Wright, Dan Guenther, Carl Brandt, Dow Mossman.
Awards: Winner, 2002 Slamdance International Film Festival Audience Award-Best Feature: Mark Moskowitz, and Jury Special Award: Mark Moskowitz.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
Description: 2 videodiscs (129 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; letterbox presentation, 16/9 [format], compatible [with] 4/3.
Contents: Disc one. No one had heard of it --
What was I doing in 1972 --
Leslie Fiedler --
Maine --
Joseph Heller died today --
Obsessed --
Walk in the past --
I tried to help --
Box of Stones --
At last --
Pip in the graveyard --
Process is in you now Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Other books [featurettes and text]; Web resources [text feature]; DVD credits [text feature]. Disc two. Special features: Betty Kelly (15 min.); Furthur conversations (24 min.); Leslie Fiedler: More from Stone Reader (6 min.); Leslie Fielder: From Firing Line (50 min.); A.S. Byatt & Toni Morrison (6 min.); Henry Roth: Connections across time (30 min.); Janet Maslin & Mark Moskowitz (20 min.); Featurette: What happened next (35 min.); Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival (9 min.); Deleted scenes (13 min.); Writers panel (13 min.); "First Story" by Cindy Stilwell (11 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Photo gallery.
Responsibility: Jet Films & Point of View Productions [present] ; written, produced and directed by Mark Moskowitz ; producer, Robert Goodman.

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In 1972, Mark Moskowitz, then 18, read John Seelye's review of The Stones of Summer in The New York Times Book Review and immediately bought a copy. He bogged down less than a hundred pages in and gave up, finally giving the yellowed paperback another pass in 1998. On that reading, the book struck a chord, and he saw why it was so rapturously received. Looking for more, Moskowitz did a search for Mossman works produced between 1972 and 1998--and found nothing. So he set out to find Mossman, pursuing countless dead ends, talking to critics, agents, book designers, and editors, none of whom had answers. A commercial producer by trade, Moskowitz grabbed a 16-mm camera to capture his hunt for posterity, and at its best, this documentary hints at the powerful author/audience bond that can transcend race, class, region, and time itself.

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