The Resource Racetrack

Racetrack

Label
Racetrack
Title
Racetrack
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Belmont Race Track is one of the world's leading race tracks for thoroughbred racing. Frederick Wiseman's RACETRACK highlights the training, maintaining and racing of thoroughbred horses.. Everyday occurrences are shown: in the backstretch — the grooming, feeding, shoeing, and caring for horses and the preparation for races; at the practice track the various aspects of training, exercising, and timing the horses; at the paddock — the pre-race presentation of the horses; and in the grandstand — betting and watching the races. The film also has sequences showing the variety of work done by trainers, jockeys, jockey agents, grooms, hot walkers, stable hands, and veterinarians.. "Wiseman wanders around Belmont finding ripe, illustrative material, most of which fits into the abiding themes of his films, the melancholia peculiar to industrial societies, the emotional wages of materialism. Horse racing is a small industry comparatively, but it serves as a rich microcosm... It’s a super super film, from a super super filmmaker." – Tom Shales, The Washington Post
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1985
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
114
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary-style films
  • Sports
Technique
live action
Label
Racetrack
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (115 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
3126741
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1035139621
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Racetrack
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (115 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
3126741
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1035139621
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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