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Treasures IV : American avant garde film, 1947-1986.

Author: John ZornMartin ScorseseJeff LambertHarry Everett SmithJonas MekasAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : National Film Preservation Foundation ; [Chatsworth, Calif.] : Distributed by Image Entertainment, ©2009.
Series: NAT, 4737DVD.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Biography : National government publication : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents 26 films by artists who helped to redefine cinema. Shows an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary and balances acknowledged classics with rediscoveries. The films are drawn from the preservation work of five of America's foremost avant-garde archives: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Experimental
Experimental films
History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Zorn; Martin Scorsese; Jeff Lambert; Harry Everett Smith; Jonas Mekas; Bruce Baillie; Chick Strand; Jane Conger Belson Shimane; Robert Breer; Storm De Hirsch; Pat O'Neill; Wallace Berman; Saul Levine; Joseph Cornell; Stan Brakhage; Christopher Maclaine; Shirley Clarke; Marie Menken; Ken Jacobs; Ron Rice; Andy Warhol; George Kuchar; Robert Nelson; William T Wiley; Owen Land; Larry Jordan; Standish D Lawder; Larry Gottheim; Hollis Frampton; Paul Sharits; National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.); Image Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 9780974709956 0974709956
OCLC Number: 310981387
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Booklet includes a foreword by Martin Scorsese, an introductory essay by Jeff Lambert, and brief uncredited essays about each film.
Special features: Contributors (information in text format about the Archives, Composer, Designer, and the National Film Preservation Foundation); Booklet.
Credits: Designer, Jennifer Grey ; music, John Zorn.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 312 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (70 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; region 0, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital.
Contents: Disc 1. Film no. 3 : interwoven / Harry Smith (1949, 3 min.) --
Notes on the circus / Jonas Mekas (1966, 12 min.) --
Here I am / Bruce Baillie (1962, 10 min.) --
Fake fruit factory / Chick Strand (1986, 22 min.) --
Odds & ends / Jane Conger Belson Shimane (1959, 4 min.) --
Eyewash / Robert Breer (1959, 3 min.) --
Peyote queen / Storm De Hirsch (1965, 9 min.) --
7362 / Pat O'Neill (1967, 10 min.) --
Aleph / Wallace Berman (1956-66?, 8 min.) --
Note to Pati / Saul Levine (1969, 7 min.) --
By night with torch and spear / Joseph Cornell (1940s?, 8 min.) --
The riddle of lumen / Stan Brakhage (1972, 13 min.) --
The end / Christopher Maclaine (1953, 34 min.). Disc 2. Bridges-go-round / Shirley Clarke (1958, 4 min.) --
Go! Go! Go! / Marie Menken (1962-64, 11 min.) --
Little stabs at happiness / Ken Jacobs (1959-63, 15 min.) --
Chumlum / Ron Rice (1964, 23 min.) --
Mario banana (no. 1) / Andy Warhol (1964, 4 min.) --
I, an actress / George Kuchar (1977, 9 min.) --
The off-handed jape--
& how to pull it off / Robert Nelson & William T. Wiley (1967, 8 min.) --
New improved institutional quality: in the environment of liquids and nasals a parasitic vowel sometimes develops / Owen Land (1976, 10 min.) --
Hamfat Asar / Lawrence Jordan (1965, 13 min.) --
Necrology / Standish Lawder (1969-70, 11 min.) --
Fog line / Larry Gottheim (1970, 11 min.) --
(nostalgia) / Hollis Frampton (1971, 36 min.) --
Bad burns / Paul Sharits (1982, 6 min.).
Series Title: NAT, 4737DVD.
Other Titles: Film no. 3 : interwoven.
Notes on the circus.
Here I am.
Fake fruit factory.
Odds & ends.
Eyewash.
Peyote queen.
7362.
Aleph.
Note to Pati.
By night with torch and spear.
Riddle of lumen.
End.
Bridges-go-round.
Go! go! go!
Little stabs at happiness.
Chumlum.
Mario Banana (No. 1)
I, an actress.
Off-handed jape.
New improved institutional quality.
Hamfat Asar.
Necrology.
Fog line.
(Nostalgia)
Bad burns.
American avant garde film, 1947-1986
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Presents 26 films by artists who helped to redefine cinema. Shows an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary and balances acknowledged classics with rediscoveries. The films are drawn from the preservation work of five of America's foremost avant-garde archives: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, and The Pacific Film Archive. None of the titles has been available before on good-quality video in the United States.

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