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Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970

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Format: Blu-Ray Combo 2015
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Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Nonfiction Video
Presents thirty-seven avant-garde American films collected from archives around the world and restored in high definiton.
The 1920s: Manhatta / by Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand (1920-1921) (12 min.) (with 2008 Slovak Sinfonietta orchestral score by Donald Sosin)
Ballet Mechanique / by Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy (1923-1924) (16 min.) (with additional footage)
Anémic cinéma / by Rrose Sélavy (a.k.a. Marcel Duchamp) (1924-1925) (7 min.)
The life and death of 9413 : a Hollywood extra / by Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich (1927) (13 min.)
Skyscraper symphony / by Robert Florey (1929) (9 min.). The 1930s: Mechanical principles / by Ralph Steiner (1930) (10 min.)
A Bronx morning / by Jay Leyda (1931) (14 min.)
Lot in Sodom / direction by Melville Webber, Alec Wilder, Remsen Wood ; script by J.S.Watson, Jr. (1930-1932) (26 min.)
Poem 8 / by Emlen Etting (1932-1933) (20 min.)
An optical poem / by Oskar Fischinger (1937) (7 min.)
Thimble theater / by Joseph Cornell ; completed by Lawrence Jordan (approximately 1938, unfinished until 1968) (6 min.). The 1940s: Tarantella / by Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth (1940) (4 min.)
The pursuit of happiness / by Rudy Burckhardt (1940) (8 min.)
1941 / by Francis Lee (1941) (4 min.)
Meshes of the afternoon / by Maya Deren, A. Hackenschmied (1943) (14 min.)
Meditation on violence / by Maya Deren (1948) (12 min.)
In the street / by Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, James Agee (1945-1946) (17 min.). The 1950s: Four in the afternoon / by James Broughton (1950-1951) (14 min.)
Abstronic / by Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth (1952) (6 min.)
Eaux d'artifice / by Kenneth Anger (1953) (13 min.)
Bells of Atlantis / by Ian Hugo (1952-1953) (9 min.)
Evolution / by Jim Davis (1954) (8 min.)
Gyromorphosis / by Hy Hirsh (1954) (7 min.)
Hurry, Hurry! / by Marie Menken (1957) (4 min.)
N.Y., N.Y. / by Francis Thompson (1949-1957) (15 min.). The 1960s: 9 variations on a dance theme / by Hilary Harris (1966-1967) (13 min.)
Castro Street (The coming of consciousness) / by Bruce Baillie (1966) (10 min.)
Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter / by Owen Land (formerly George Landow) (1968) (8 min.)
Excerpt from Walden : diaries, notes and sketches / by Jonas Mekas (1969) (13 min.)
Our Lady of the Sphere / by Lawrence Jordan (1969) (9 min.). The 1970s: Love it/leave it / by Tom Palazzolo (1970) (14 min.)
DL2 (Disintegration line #2) / by Lawrence Janiak (1970) (12 min.)
Transport / by Amy Greenfield (1970) (8 min.). Bonus films: Sappho and Jerry, parts 1-3 / by Bruce Posner (1977-1978) (6 min.)
Ch'an / by Francis Lee (1983) (6 min.)
Seasons ... / by Phil Solomon, Stan Brakhage (2002) (16 min.)
Manhatta / by Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand (1920-1921) (12 min.) (with music score by Henry Wolfe and Phil Carluzzo).

Additional Information
Series Blackhawk Films collection.
Subjects Experimental films -- United States -- 20th century.
Experimental films.
Silent films.
Short films.
Publisher [Los Angeles, California] :2015
Edition Blu-ray and DVD, Deluxe combo Blu-ray/DVD edition, Full screen.
Other Titles American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970
Contributors Posner, Bruce Charles, 1953- curator, annotator, film director.
Shepard, David, film producer.
Antheil, George, 1900-1959, composer.
Siegel, Louis, composer.
Smith, William O. (William Overton), 1926-2020 composer.
Forrell, Gene, composer.
Kleiner, Arthur, composer.
Barron, Louis, 1920-1989, composer.
Barron, Bebe, composer.
Sosin, Donald, composer.
Beheim, Eric, composer.
Sauer, Rodney, composer.
Matamoros, Gustavo, 1957- composer.
Wolfe, Henry, 1979- composer.
Carluzzo, Phil, 1980- composer.
Sheeler, Charles, 1883-1965, film director.
Strand, Paul, 1890-1976, film director.
Léger, Fernand, 1881-1955, film director.
Murphy, Dudley, 1897-1968, film director.
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968, film director.
Florey, Robert, 1900-1979, film director.
Vorkapich, Slavko, film director.
Steiner, Ralph, 1899-1986, film director.
Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988, film director.
Webber, Melville, film director.
Wilder, Alec, film director.
Wood, Remsen, film director.
Watson, James S. (James Sibley), 1894-1982, screenwriter.
Etting, Emlen, 1905-1993, film director.
Fischinger, Oskar, 1900-1967, film director.
Cornell, Joseph, film director.
Jordan, Larry, 1934- film director.
Bute, Mary Ellen, film director.
Nemeth, Ted, 1911-1986, film director.
Burckhardt, Rudy, film director.
Lee, Francis, 1913-1998, film director.
Deren, Maya, film director.
Hammid, Alexander, film director.
Levitt, Helen, film director.
Loeb, Janice, film director.
Agee, James, 1909-1955, film director.
Broughton, James, 1913-1999, film director.
Anger, Kenneth, film director.
Hugo, Ian, 1898-1985, film director.
Davis, Jim, 1901-1974, film director.
Hirsh, Hy, film director.
Menken, Marie, 1909-1970, film director.
Thompson, Francis, 1908-2003, film director.
Harris, Hilary, film director.
Baillie, Bruce, 1931-2020 film director.
Land, Owen, film director.
Mekas, Jonas, 1922-2019 film director.
Palazzolo, Tom, film director.
Janiak, Lawrence, film director.
Greenfield, Amy, film director.
Solomon, Phil, film director.
Brakhage, Stan, film director.
Flicker Alley (Firm), presenter, publisher.
Film Preservation Associates, presenter.
Filmmakers Showcase (Firm), presenter.
Other Contributors Editors, Bret Hampton, John Tariot ; new musical scores, George Antheil, Louis Siegel, William O. Smith, Gene Forrell, Arthur Kleiner, Louis Barron, Bebe Barron, Donald Sosin, Eric Beheim, Rodney Sauer, Gustavo Matamoros, Henry Wolfe, Phil Carluzzo.
Language No linguistic content
Silent films, the majority featuring new musical scores.
Notes Originally produced as 35mm and 16mm motion pictures, 1920-1970.
Accompanying booklet (27 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm) comprises program notes and an essay, with bibliographical references, by Bruce Posner.
System Details Blu-ray Disc; region A; full screen presentation.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen presentation.
Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
Description 2 Blu-ray Discs (418 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 DVDs (418 min. : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9781893967946
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