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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941, Disc 2, The Devil’s Plaything: American Surrealism


Anthology Film Archives, distributed by Image Entertainment, 2005

DVD - Region free.   viewing copy.   1 videodisc of 1.
b/w, tinted b/w.   fullscreen.   sound.  
Supplemental features accessible with DVD-ROM drive. Includes: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Edwin S. Porter, Edison Manufacturing Co., 1902, b/w, with music, 9 min.); DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND (Porter, Edison Manufacturing Co., 1906, tinted, with original Edison recording that accompanied film’s release, 10 min.); THE THIEVING HAND (Vitagraph Company of America, 1907, b/w, with music, 3 min.); IMPOSSIBLE CONVICTS (G.W. “Billy” Bitzer, American Mutoscope and Biograph Co., 1905, b/w, with music, 3 min.); WHEN THE CLOUDS ROLL BY [EXCERPT] (Victor Fleming, 1919, b/w, with music, 8 min.); BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK [EXCERPT] (James Cruze, 1925, b/w, with music, 7 min.); THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (James Watson and Melville Webber, 1926-28, b/w, with music, 13 min.); THE LIFE AND DEATH OF 9413 - A HOLLYWOOD EXTRA (Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich, 1927, b/w, with music, 13 min.); THE LOVE OF ZERO (Robert Florey and William Cameron Menzies, 1928, b/w, with music, 15 min.); THE TELLTALE HEART (Charles Klein, 1928, b/w, with music, 24 min.); TOMATOS ANOTHER DAY (James Watson and Alec Wilder, 1930/1933, b/w, sound, 7 min.); THE HEARTS OF AGE (Wiliam Vance and Orson Welles, 1934, b/w, with music, 8 min.); UNREAL NEWS REELS, NOS. 1 & 2 [EXCERPT] (Kodak Cinegraph, 1926, tinted, with music, 6 min.); THE CHILDREN’S JURY (attributed to Joseph Cornell, c. 1938, b/w, with music, 9 min.); THIMBLE THEATER (Joseph Cornell and Larry Jordan, 1938-1970, b/w, with music, 6 min.); CAROUSEL - ANIMAL OPERA (Cornell and Jordan, 1938-1970, b/w, with soundtrack specified by Cornell, 6 min.); JACK’S DREAM (Cornell and Jordan, 1938-1970, tinted, with soundtrack specified by Cornell, 4 min.)


+ Jack And The Beanstalk

+ Dream Of A Rarebit Fiend

+ Thieving Hand, The

+ Impossible Convicts

+ When The Clouds Roll By [EXCERPT]

+ Beggar On Horseback [EXCERPT]

+ Fall Of The House Of Usher, The (Watson/Webber)

+ Life And Death Of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra, The

+ Love Of Zero, The

+ Telltale Heart, The

+ Tomatos Another Day

+ Hearts Of Age, The

+ Unreal News Reels, Nos. 1 & 2 [EXCERPT]

+ Children’s Jury, The

+ Thimble Theater

+ Carousel - Animal Opera

+ Jack’s Dream