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

from the Blackhawk Films collection ; presented by Flicker Alley ; Film Preservation Associates, in association with Filmmakers Showcase present ; curated and annotated by Bruce Posner ; produced by David Shepard.
  • [Los Angeles, California] : Flicker Alley, [2015]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2015
  • Deluxe combo Blu-ray/DVD edition.
  • 4 videodiscs (418 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm)
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD-video; NTSC, region 1.
  • Blu-ray disc; Blu-ray, region A.
  • Eisenhower M Level Service Desk - AV
    PN1995.9.E96 M37 2015 c. 1
    Multiple Items
    Includes
    • DVD disc 1-2, Blu-ray disc 1-2 in 2 containers
Also known as
  • American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970
Credits
  • Editors, Bret Hampton, John Tariot.
Subjects
Genre
  • Experimental films.
  • Silent films.
  • Short films.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Drama.
  • Experimental films.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Short films.
  • Silent films.
Series
Summary
  • A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking.
Contents
  • Booklet. Let the eyes have it / by Bruce Posner
  • The 1920s
  • The 1930s
  • The 1940s
  • The 1950s
  • The 1960s
  • 1970
  • Legacy bonus films. --
  • disc 1. (207 min.): Manhatta / by Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand ; new music, Donald Sosin (1920-21) (11 min., 41 sec.)
  • Ballet Mechanique / by Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy (1923-24) (15 min., 53 sec.)
  • Anémic cinéma / by Rrose Sélavy a.k.a. Marcel Duchamp ; new music, Gustavo Matamoros (1924-25, released 1926) (6 min., 40 sec.)
  • The life and death of 9413: a Holywood extra / by Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich ; new music, Donald Sosin (1927) (13 min., 20 sec.)
  • Skyscraper symphony / by Robert Florey ; new music, Donald Sosin (1929) (8 min., 53 sec.)
  • Mechanical principles / by Ralph Steiner ; new music, Eric Beheim, arranged from Tango in D / by Issac Albéniz (1930) (10 min, 18 sec.)-- A Bronx morning / by Jay Leyda ; new music, Donald Sosin (1931) (14 min., 5 sec.)
  • Lot in Sodom / by J.S. Watson Jr., Melville Webber, Alec Wilder, Remsen Wood, Bernard O'Brien ; music, Louis Siegel (1930-32, released 1933) (25 min., 53 sec.)
  • Poem 8 / by Emlen Etting ; new music, Rodney Sauer (1932-33) (19 min., 40 sec.)
  • An optical poem / Oskar Fischinger ; music, Hungarian rhapsody, no. 2 / by Franz Liszt (1937, MGM release 1938) (7 min., 2 sec.)
  • Thimble theater / by Joseph Cornell ; completed by Lawrence Jordan (circa 1938, unfinished until 1968) (6 min., 7 sec.)
  • Tarantella / by Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth ; music, Edwin Gerschefski (1940) (4 min., 24 sec.)
  • The pursuit of happiness / by Rudy Burckhardt (1940) (8 min., 9 sec.)
  • 1941 / by Francis Lee ; music, Igor Stravinsky (1941) (4 min.)
  • Meshes of the Afternoon / by Maya Deren, A. Hackenschmied (1943) (13 min., 46 sec.)
  • Meditation on violence / by Maya Deren (1948) (12 min., 27 sec.)
  • In the street / by Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, James Agee ; music, Arthur Kleiner (filmed 1945-46, released 1948, 1952) (16 min., 50 sec.). --
  • disc 2. (211 min.): Four in the afternoon / by James Broughton ; music, William O. Smith, with Anna Halprin, Welland Lathrop (1950-51) (14 min.)
  • Abstronic / by Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth ; music, Aaron Copland, Don Gillis (1952) (5 min., 45 sec.)
  • Eaux d'artifice / by Kenneth Anger ; music Four seasons / by Antonio Vivaldi (1953) (12 min., 57 sec.)
  • Bells of Atlantis / by Ian Hugo ; abstract color effects, Len Lye ; music, Louis and Bebe Barron ; with Anaïs Nin reading from House of incest (1952-53) (9 min., 27 sec.)
  • Evolution / by Jim Davis (1954) (8 min., 1 sec.)
  • Gyromorphosis / by Hy Hirsh ; music, Django / by John Lewis, played by the Modern Jazz Quartet (1954) (6 min., 40 sec.)
  • Hurry, Hurry! / by Marie Menken (1957) (4 min., 27 sec.)
  • N.Y., N.Y. / by Francis Thompson ; music, Gene Forrell (filmed 1949-57, released 1958) (15 min., 10 sec.)
  • 9 variations on a dance theme / by Hilary Harris ; music, McNeil Robinson ; dancer, Bettie de Jong (1966-67) (12 min., 39 sec.)
  • Castro Street (the coming of consciousness) / by Bruce Baillie (1966) (9 min., 59 sec.)
  • Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter / by Owen Land, formerly George Landow (1968) (8 min., 26 sec.)
  • Excerpt from Walden: diaries, notes and sketches / by Jonas Mekas (1969) (13 min., 5 sec.)
  • Our lady of the sphere / by Lawrence Jordan (1969) (9 min., 14 sec.)
  • Love it-Leave it / by Tom Palazzolo ; music, Ray Whilding White (1970) (14 min., 7 sec.)
  • DL2 (disintegration line #2) / by Lawrence Janiak ; music, Peliatan Gamelan (1970) (11 min., 46 sec.)
  • Transport / by Amy Greenfield (1970) (8 min., 26 sec.)
  • Sappho and Jerry. Parts 1-3 / Bruce Posner (1977-78) (5 min., 35 sec.)
  • Ch'an / by Francis Lee ; music, Christopher Atwood (1983) (6 min., 8 sec.)
  • Seasons ... / by Phil Solomon, Stan Brakhage (2002) (16 min.)
  • Manhatta / by Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand ; new music, Henry Wolfe, Phil Carluzzo (1920-21) (11 min., 41 sec.).
Other information
  • Originally issued as separate motion pictures 1920-1921 to 1970.
  • Includes accompanying booklet.
  • The majority of silent films in this collection feature new musical scores. -- taken from container.
  • Bonus features: 2k restoration of Manhatta with 2008 Slovak Sinfonietta orchestral score by Donald Sosin and 2013 music score by Henry Wolfe and Phil Carluzzo; 2k restoration of Ballet Mechanique with additional footage and George Antheil's 1925 percussive score for 16 player pianos and mechanical noises; previously unavailable, unique versions of Meshes of the afternoon, In the street, N.Y., N.Y. and Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter; additional films: "Sappho and Jerry. Parts 1-3", "Seasons ..." and "Ch'an"; 28 page booklet featuring essay by curator, filmmaker and historian Bruce Posner, as well as extensive notes on the new editions.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • FA0043 Flicker Alley
ISBN
  • 1893967948
  • 9781893967946
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 617311679490
  • OCLC: 919001791
  • OCLC: 919001791