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Title Treasures IV [videorecording] : American avant garde film, 1947-1986.

Imprint San Francisco, Calif. : National Film Preservation Foundation ; [Chatsworth, Calif.] : Distributed by Image Entertainment, [2009]

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Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 312 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (70 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series NAT ; 4737DVD
NAT ; 4737DVD.
Note Booklet includes a foreword by Martin Scorsese, an introductory essay by Jeff Lambert, and brief uncredited essays about each film.
Special features: Contributors (information in text format about the Archives, Composer, Designer, and the National Film Preservation Foundation); Booklet.
Contents Disc 1. Film no. 3 : interwoven / Harry Smith (1949, 3 min.) -- Notes on the circus / Jonas Mekas (1966, 12 min.) -- Here I am / Bruce Baillie (1962, 10 min.) -- Fake fruit factory / Chick Strand (1986, 22 min.) -- Odds & ends / Jane Conger Belson Shimane (1959, 4 min.) -- Eyewash / Robert Breer (1959, 3 min.) -- Peyote queen / Storm De Hirsch (1965, 9 min.) -- 7362 / Pat O'Neill (1967, 10 min.) -- Aleph / Wallace Berman (1956-66?, 8 min.) -- Note to Pati / Saul Levine (1969, 7 min.) -- By night with torch and spear / Joseph Cornell (1940s?, 8 min.) -- The riddle of lumen / Stan Brakhage (1972, 13 min.) -- The end / Christopher Maclaine (1953, 34 min.).
Disc 2. Bridges-go-round / Shirley Clarke (1958, 4 min.) -- Go! Go! Go! / Marie Menken (1962-64, 11 min.) -- Little stabs at happiness / Ken Jacobs (1959-63, 15 min.) -- Chumlum / Ron Rice (1964, 23 min.) -- Mario banana (no. 1) / Andy Warhol (1964, 4 min.) -- I, an actress / George Kuchar (1977, 9 min.) -- The off-handed jape-- & how to pull it off / Robert Nelson & William T. Wiley (1967, 8 min.) -- New improved institutional quality: in the environment of liquids and nasals a parasitic vowel sometimes develops / Owen Land (1976, 10 min.) -- Hamfat Asar / Lawrence Jordan (1965, 13 min.) -- Necrology / Standish Lawder (1969-70, 11 min.) -- Fog line / Larry Gottheim (1970, 11 min.) -- (nostalgia) / Hollis Frampton (1971, 36 min.) -- Bad burns / Paul Sharits (1982, 6 min.).
Credits Designer, Jennifer Grey ; music, John Zorn.
Summary Presents 26 films. Shows an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary. Includes acknowledged classics with rediscoveries. The films are drawn from the preservation work of five avant-garde archives: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, and The Pacific Film Archive. None of the titles has been available before on good-quality video in the United States.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
Subject Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Experimental films.
Short films.
Fiction films.
Nonfiction films.
Added Author Zorn, John, 1953- Composer.
Scorsese, Martin. Writer of accompanying material.
Lambert, Jeff. Writer of accompanying material.
Smith, Harry Everett, 1923-1991.
Mekas, Jonas, 1922-
Baillie, Bruce, 1931-
Strand, Chick.
Belson Shimane, Jane Conger.
Breer, Robert.
De Hirsch, Storm, 1922-
O'Neill, Pat, 1939-
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976.
Levine, Saul, 1944-
Cornell, Joseph.
Brakhage, Stan.
Maclaine, Christopher.
Clarke, Shirley, 1919-1997.
Menken, Marie, 1909-1970.
Jacobs, Ken, 1933-
Rice, Ron.
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987.
Kuchar, George, 1942-2011.
Nelson, Robert, 1930-
Wiley, William T., 1937-
Land, Owen.
Jordan, Larry, 1934-
Lawder, Standish D.
Gottheim, Larry.
Frampton, Hollis, 1936-1984.
Sharits, Paul.
National Film Preservation Foundation (U.S.)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title American avant garde film, 1947-1986
Film no. 3 : interwoven.
Notes on the circus.
Here I am.
Fake fruit factory.
Odds & ends.
Eyewash.
Peyote queen.
7362.
Aleph.
Note to Pati.
By night with torch and spear.
Riddle of lumen.
End.
Bridges-go-round.
Go! go! go!
Little stabs at happiness.
Chumlum.
Mario Banana (No. 1)
I, an actress.
Off-handed jape.
New improved institutional quality.
Hamfat Asar.
Necrology.
Fog line.
(Nostalgia)
Bad burns.
ISBN 9780974709956
0974709956
Standard No. 014381473728
Music No. NATD4737DVD National Film Preservation Foundation

 
    
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