2015, English, Printed music edition: 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.

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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
 
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Edition
  • Deluxe combo Blu-ray/​DVD edition.
Physical Description
  • 2 DVD-videos, 2 Blu-ray discs (418 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 12 cm. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm)
Published
  • [Los Angeles, California] Flicker Alley, [2015]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • 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.
Also Titled
  • American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970.
  • Let the eyes have it.
  • Manhatta.
  • Ballet mecanique.
  • Anémic cinéma.
  • Life and death of 9413, a Hollywood extra.
  • Skyscraper symphony.
  • Mechanical principles.
  • Bronx morning.
  • Lot in Sodom.
  • Poem 8.
  • Optical poem.
  • Thimble theater.
  • Tarantella.
  • Pursuit of happiness.
  • 1941.
  • Meshes of the afternoon.
  • Meditation on violence.
  • In the street.
  • Four in the afternoon.
  • Abstronic.
  • Eaux d'artifice.
  • Bells of Atlantis.
  • Evolution.
  • Gyromorphosis.
  • Hurry, hurry!
  • N.Y., N.Y.
  • 9 variations on a dance theme.
  • Castro Street (the coming of consciousness)
  • Film that rises to the surface of clarified butter.
  • Excerpt from Walden: diaries, notes and sketches.
  • Our lady of the sphere.
  • Love it/​Leave it.
  • DL2 (disintegration line #2)
  • Transport.
  • Sappho and Jerry, Parts 1-3.
  • Ch'an.
  • Seasons...
Other Creators
  • Posner, Bruce Charles, 1953-, (curator,)
  • Posner, Bruce Charles, 1953-, (author.) Let the eyes have it.
  • Shepard, David, (film producer.)
  • Hampton, Bret, 1950-, (editor of moving image work.)
  • Tariot, John (John A.), 1961-, (editor of moving image work.)
  • Flicker Alley (Firm) (presenter)
  • Film Preservation Associates (presenter)
  • Filmmakers Showcase (presenter.)
Edition
  • Deluxe combo Blu-ray/​DVD edition.
Published
  • [Los Angeles, California] Flicker Alley, [2015]
Copyright
  • ©2015.
Content Types
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Carrier Types
  • videodisc
  • volume
Physical Description
  • 2 DVD-videos, 2 Blu-ray discs (418 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 12 cm. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm)
Series
Subjects
Form
  • Experimental film.
Summary
  • 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^^-32, released 1933) (25 min., 53 sec.)
Credits
  • Editors, Bret Hampton, John Tariot.
Notes
  • 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.
Technical Details
  • DVD-video; NTSC, region 1.
  • Blu-ray disc; Blu-ray, region A.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 1893967948
  • 9781893967946
Dewey Number
  • 791.436
Standard Number
  • 617311679490
Music Publisher No.
  • FA0043
Libraries Australia ID
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