The Resource Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms

Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms

Label
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms
Title
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms
Contributor
Distributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Light Rhythms is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema.. The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated in the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics Ballet mécanique (1923-24), Anémic cinéma (1926), and Nuit sur le Mont Chauve (1934) are finally acknowledged for their seminal artistic achievements made in Europe. Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinnell Grant, and George Morris are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montages created by Ernst Lubitsch and Slavko Vorkapich. For the first time on video, composer George Antheil's original 1924 score accompanies Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy's film Ballet mécanique, a truly avant-garde cacophony of image and sound.. 26 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Alexander Alexeieff, Oswell Blakeston, Rutherford Boyd, Al Brick, Francis Bruguière, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Marcel Duchamp, W.J. Ganz Studio, Dwinell Grant, John Hoffman, Francis Lee, Fernand Léger, Looney Lens, Ernst Lubitsch, George Morris, Dudley Murphy, Ted Nemeth, Claire Parker, Rrose Selavy, Ralph Steiner, Slavko Vorkapich, Melville Webber.. Curated by Bruce Posner and produced by David Shepard. "Rich with inventive and curious experiments.” - LA Weekly. “There’s a certain American impulse to be cherished here – irascible, restless, and vibrant. The sense of possibility, of play, of discovering the possibilities of the form, is palpable in Unseen Cinema.” - City Pages, Twin Cities. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Filmmakers Showcase in 1924
Language note
Silent
PerformerNote
Alice Prin, Katherine Hawley Murphy, Dudley Murphy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lubitsch, Ernst
  • Murphy, Dudley
  • Vorkapich, Slavko
  • Filmmakers Showcase (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
151
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts--Experimental methods
  • Motion pictures
Technique
live action
Label
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • playlist
  • 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) (152 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
2200236
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)1035090073
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • playlist
  • 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) (152 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
2200236
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)1035090073
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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