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

Author: Harry Everett SmithNational Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.),Image Entertainment (Firm),Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,National Endowment for the Arts,All authors
Publisher: [Chatsworth, CA] : Distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment, [2009], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthology of 26 films from American film archives from four key decades of American avant-garde filmmaking. Samples an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary.
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Genre/Form: Compilation films
Experimental films
History
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Everett Smith; National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.),; Image Entertainment (Firm),; Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,; National Endowment for the Arts,; National Film Preservation Foundation Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 9780974709956 0974709956
OCLC Number: 692563418
Language Note: English audio.
Notes: Two discs in one box set.
Anthology contains both silent and sound films.
Dolby Digital.
Accompanying book of program notes contains full credits, essays, illustrations, and indexes.
Films are from five film archives specializing in the avant-garde: the Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, the Museum of Modern Art, the Donnell Media Center of the New York Public Library, and the Pacific Film Archive.
Special features: 5 hours on 2 discs; 26 films never before on quality video; newly recorded music by John Zorn; illustrated book with film notes and foreword by Martin Scorsese; portraits of the filmmakers; postcards from the films; playable worldwide.
Sources used: accompanying book; National Film Preservation Foundation WWW site, viewed Sept . 23, 2010.
Credits: Design, Jennifer Grey ; music, John Zorn ; technical support, Andrew Lampert, Mark Toscano ; advisors, Steve Anker, Jeff Lambert, Mark McElhatten, Marie Nesthus.
Description: 2 videodiscs (312 min.) : sound and silent, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy + 1 book (70 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm) 2 videodiscs (312 min.) : sound and silent, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. viewing copy, copy 2 + 1 book (70 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD video; region 0; NTSC.
Contents: Program 1: Film no. 3: interwoven / Harry Smith (3 min.) --
Notes on the circus / Jonas Mekas (12 min.) --
Here I am / Bruce Baillie (10 min.) --
Fake fruit factory / Chick Strand (22 min.) --
Odds & ends / Jane Conger Belson Shimane (4 min.) --
Eyewash / Robert Breer (3 min.) --
Peyote queen / Storm de Hirsch (9 min.) --
7362 / Pat O'Neill (10 min.) --
Aleph / Wallace Berman (8 min.) --
Note to Pati / Saul Levine (7 min.) --
By night with torch and spear / Joseph Cornell (8 min.) --
The riddle of lumen / Stan Brakhage (13 min.) --
The end / Christopher Maclaine (34 min.) --
Program 2: Bridges-go-round / Shirley Clarke (4 min.) --
Go! Go! Go! / Marie Menken (11 min.) --
Little stabs at happiness / Ken Jacobs (15 min.) --
Chumlum / Ron Rice (23 min.) --
Mario Banana (no. 1) / Andy Warhol (4 min.) --
I, an actress / George Kuchar (9 min.) --
The off-handed jape --
& how to pull it off / Robert Nelson & William T. Wiley (8 min.) --
New improved institutional quality / Owen Land (10 min.) --
Hamfat Asar / Lawrence Jordan (13 min.) --
Necrology / Standish Lawder (11 min.) --
Fog line / Larry Gottheim (11 min.) --
(nostalgia) / Hollis Frampton (36 min.) --
Bad burns / Paul Sharits (6 min.).
Other Titles: Treasures from American film archives IV:
Treasures 4 :
American avant-garde film, 1947-1986
Responsibility: produced by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Abstract:

Anthology of 26 films from American film archives from four key decades of American avant-garde filmmaking. Samples an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary.

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