Video/Film , DVD in English

Lost book found

Video Data Bank presents a film/video by Jem Cohen.
  • Chicago, IL :NY : Video Data Bank [distributor], [2006?]
  • 1 videodisc (37 min.) : sound, colored and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD-R (NTSC).
Credits
  • Narrators, Todd Colby and Monroe D. Cohen ; assistant editor, Kay Hines ; online editor, Jeff Stabenau.
Subjects
Genre
  • Experimental films.
  • Video art.
Summary
  • The result of over five years of Super-8 and 16mm filming on New York City streets. Lost Book Found combines documentary and narrative approaches into a complex meditation on city life. Influenced by the work of Walter Benjamin, Cohen said "I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin's 'flaneur', and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life".
Other information
  • Originally produced in 1996.
  • Shot entirely on New York City streets.
  • Restrictions: Public performance rights granted, Video Data Bank, July 22, 2010.
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 72439004
  • OCLC: 72439004