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DVD001614

Narcissus

Maas, Willard; Moore, Ben. USA. 1956.

Title:
Narcissus
Director:
Maas, Willard; Moore, Ben
Country:
USA
Year:
1956
Publisher:
in house, 2006
Description:
1 videodisc of 1.   DVD - Region free.   reference copy.
Short.   48 minutes.   b/w.   sound.   1.33:1
Genre:
Experimental / Avant Garde
Notes:
As described by P. Adams Sitney, Narcissus (Ben Moore) "wanders in desolation through an outdoor corridor formed by two rows of busts of the Roman emperors." Narcissus finds his reflection in a pool, and later in a series of three mirrors which reflect the two different aspects of his sexual identity and "love that insures one a place in the present and history," according to director Willard Maas. Narcissus was Willard Maas' most ambitious project, and probably the first feature-length underground film made in the United States to be shown to the public.
Restriction on viewing / access:
For onsite reference viewing only.
Status:
IN