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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941, Disc 3, Light Rhythms: Music And Abstraction

various. various. 1923 - 1947.

Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941, Disc 3, Light Rhythms: Music And Abstraction
Production Co:
1923 - 1947
Anthology Film Archives, distributed by Image Entertainment, 2005
1 videodisc of 1.   DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.
Compilation.   168 minutes.   b/w, tinted, color.   sound.  
Experimental / Avant Garde, Musical, Comedy, Animation
Supplemental features accessible with DVD-ROM drive. Includes: LE RETOUR À LA RAISON (Man Ray, 1923, b/w, with music, 3 min.); BALLET MÉCANIQUE (Fernand Léger, 1923-24, tinted, with reconstruction of the original score, 16 min.); ANÉMIC CINÉMA (Marcel Duchamp, 1924-26, b/w, with music, 7 min.); LOONEY LENS: ANAMORPHIC PEOPLE (Al Brick, 1927, b/w, with music, 2 min.); OUT OF THE MELTING POT (1927, sienna toned, with music, 3 min.); H2O (Ralph Steiner, 1929, b/w, with music, 13 min.); SURF AND SEAWEED (Steiner, 1929-30, b/w, with music, 13 min.); SLAVKO VORKAPICH MONTAGE SEQUENCE: THE FURIES (1934, b/w, music after score synchronization by Vorkapich, 3 min.), LEGACY OF A HOLLYWOOD EXTRA (3 sequences, 1928-1929, b/w, 3 min.), THE FIREFLY [EXCERPT] (Vorkapich edit, 1929, b/w, silent), THE FIREFLY [EXCERPT] (Robert Z. Leonard, MGM release version, 1937, b/w, sound), MAYTIME (2 sequences, 1937, b/w, 4 min.); SO THIS IS PARIS [EXCERPT] (Ernst Lubitsch, 1926, b/w, with music, 4 min.); LIGHT RHYTHMS (Francis Bruguière, 1930, b/w, with music, 5 min.); NIGHT ON BALD MOUNTAIN (Alexandre Alexeieff and Claire Parker, 1934, b/w, sound, 8 min.); RHYTHM IN LIGHT (Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth, and Melville Webber; 1934, b/w, sound, 5 min.); SYNCHROMY NO. 2 (Bute and Nemeth, 1936, b/w, with music, 6 min.); PARABOLA (Rutherford Boyd, Bute, and Nemeth; b/w, with music, 9 min.); FOOTLIGHT PARADE [EXCERPT] (Busby Berkeley, 1933, b/w, sound, 10 min.); GLENS FALLS SEQUENCE (Douglass Crockwell, 1937-46, color, 7 min.); SIMPLE DESTINY ABSTRACTIONS [EXCERPT] (Crockwell, 1937-40, color, 90 sec.); ABSTRACT MOVIES (George L. K. Morris, 1937-47, color, with music, 10 min.); SCHERZO (Norman McLaren, 1939, color, sound, 1 min.); COMPOSITION NO. 1: THEMIS (Dwinell Grant, 1940, color, 4 min.); COMPOSITION NO. 2: CONTRATHEMIS (Grant, 1941, color, 4 min.); 1941 (Francis Lee, 1941, color, sound, 4 min.); MOODS OF THE SEA (Vorkapich and John Hoffman, 1941, b/w, sound, 10 min.).