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Unseen Cinema: Viva La Dance

various. various. 1894 - 1950s.

Unseen Cinema: Viva La Dance
Alternate Title:
Viva La Dance: The Beginnings Of Ciné-Dance; Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941 [series title]
Production Co:
1894 - 1950s
Anthology Film Archives, distributed by Image Entertainment, 2005
1 videodisc of 1.   DVD - Region 1.   viewing copy.
Compilation.   155 minutes.   color, tinted b/w, b/w.   sound.   fullscreen
English and German languages
Early Cinema, Experimental / Avant Garde, Musical, animation
Supplemental features accessible with DVD-ROM drive. Includes: Annabelle Dances (W. K. L. Dickson, William Heise, James White, Edison Manufacturing Co., American Mutoscope and Biograph Co.; hand colored, with music, 4 min. total): ANNABELLE BUTTERFLY DANCE #1 (1894), ANNABELLE DANCE #3 (1895), SERPENTINE DANCE BY ANNABELLE (1896), ANNABELLE SERPENTINE DANCE #1 (1894), ANNABELLE SERPENTINE DANCE #4 (1897), CRISSIE SHERIDAN SERPENTINE DANCE (1897), ANNABELLE SERPENTINE DANCE #4 (1897), SERPENTINE DANCE (1897); Early Superimpositions (Frederick S. Armitage, AM&B, 1900, b/w, with music, 1 min. total): DAVY JONES LOCKER, NEPTUNE’S DAUGHTERS, A NYMPH OF THE WAVES; DIANA THE HUNTRESS [EXCERPT] (Charles Allen and Francis Trevelyan Miller, 1916, tinted, with music, 4 min.); THE SOUL OF THE CYPRESS (Dudley Murphy, 1920, tinted, with music, 9 min.); LOONEY LENS: PAS DE DEUX (Al Brick, 1924, tinted, with music, 4 min.); HÄNDE: DAS LEBEN UND DIE LEBEN EINES ZÄRTLICHEN GESCHLECHTS (aka HANDS: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF THE GENTLER SEX, Stella Simon and Miklós Bándy, 1927-28, b/w, sound, 13 min.); MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES (Ralph Steiner, 1930, b/w, with music, 10 min.); TILLY LOSCH IN HER DANCE OF THE HANDS (Norman Bel Geddes, 1930-33, b/w, with music, 7 min.); SERGEI EISENSTEIN’S MEXICAN FOOTAGE [EXCERPT] (Eisenstein, Grigory Alexandrov, and Edward Tissé; 1931, b/w, 10 min.); ORAMUNDE (Emlen Etting, 1933, b/w, with music, 10 min.); HANDS (Willard Van Dyke and Ralph Steiner, WPA and Pathe News, 1934, b/w, with music, 4 min.); JOIE DE VIVRE (Anthony Gross and Hector Hoppin, 1934, b/w, sound, 11 min.); WONDER BAR [EXCERPT] (Busby Berkeley, 1934, b/w, sound, 10 min.); DADA (Mary Ellen Bute and Ted Nemeth, 1936, b/w, sound, 2 min.); ESCAPE (Bute and Nemeth, 1938, color, sound, 4 min.); AN OPTICAL POEM (Oskar Fischinger, 1938, color, sound, 7 min.); ABSTRACT EXPERIMENT IN KODACHROME (Slavko Vorkapich, 1940-1950s, color, with music, 3 min.); NBC VALENTINE GREETING (Norman McLaren, 1939-40, b/w, 2 min.); STARS AND STRIPES (McLaren, 1940, color, sound, 3 min.); TARANTELLA (Bute, Nemeth, and McLaren; 1940, color, sound, 4 min.); SPOOK SPORT (Bute, Nemeth, and McLaren; 1940, color, sound, 8 min.); DANSE MACABRE (Dudley Murphy and Francis Bruguière, 1922, tinted, with music, 7 min.); PEER GYNT (David Bradley, 1941, tinted, sound, 7 min.); INTROSPECTION (Sara Kathryn Arledge, 1941/1946, color, 7 min.).