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Walden : diaries, notes and sketches

Author: Jonas MekasChristian LebratCarl Theodor DreyerP Adams SitneyPip ChodorovAll authors
Publisher: Paris : Re:Voir Vidéo ; [San Francisco] : Microcinema International, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : 1st draft edView all editions and formats
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"Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema"--Slipcase.
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Genre/Form: Cinéma vérité films
Experimental films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Jonas Mekas; Jonas Mekas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jonas Mekas; Christian Lebrat; Carl Theodor Dreyer; P Adams Sitney; Pip Chodorov; Hans Richter; Tony Conrad
OCLC Number: 424512423
Language Note: English dialogue with French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese or Lithuanian subtitles; book contains text in French and English; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
"Two DVDs, poster and a book with unpublished texts by 60 authors including the personalities appearing in the film."
Book is in English and French bound together back-to-back and inverted.
Credits: Directed by Jonas Mekas.
Performer(s): Jonas Mekas, P. Adams Sitney, Tony Conrad, Stan Brakhage, Carl Th. Dreyer, Timothy Leary, Baba Ram Dass, Gregory Markopoulos, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Jerome Hill, Barbet Schroeder, Jack Smith, Edie Sedgwick, Nico, Velvet Underground, Ken Jacobs, Hans Richter, Standish D. Lawder, Adolfas Mekas, Shirley Clarke, Jud Yalkut, Peter Kuelka, Michael Snow, Richard Foreman, John Lennon, Yoko Ono.
Description: 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (140, 143 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.) + program notes (1 sheet, 33 x 40 cm. folded to 17 x 10 cm.)
Details: DVD, region 0, NTSC.
Contents: [disc 1]. Walden 1.2.3 --
[disc 2.] Walden 4.5.6 --
The Walden Book (2nd English ed.) / edited by Pip Chodorov and Christian Lebrat = Le livre de Walden (3rd ed.) / sous la direction de Pip Chodorov et Christian Lebrat. Éditions Paris Expérimental, 2009.
Other Titles: Walden book.
Livre de Walden.
Diaries, notes and sketches
Diaries notes & sketches, also known as Walden
Responsibility: by Jonas Mekas.
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"Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema"--Slipcase.

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Walden: Diaries, Notes and Sketches by Jonas Mekas

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This rangy and feverish work by Lithuanian-born, American avant-garde luminary Jonas Mekas is several wonderful and rich things at once: a rigorously personal memoir, a marvelously revealing cultural artifact, and a frontier-extending work of artistic experimentation. Premiering in 1969, the film diary,...
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