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Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

Thursday, February 19 (First Program)
Revolutions in Technique and Form

Film list credits:

Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Palace (1900)
Edison Manufacturing: James White, William Heise, 35mm, bw, sil, 75ft, 1.25m, 16fps

Palace of Electricity (1900)
Edison Manufacturing: James White, William Heise, 35mm, bw, sil, 57ft, 0.95m, 16fps

Champs de Mars (1900)
Edison Manufacturing: James White, William Heise, 35mm, bw, sil, 86ft, 1.43m, 16fps

Panorama of Eiffel Tower (1900)
Edison Manufacturing: James White, William Heise, 35mm, bw, sil, 100ft, 1.66m, 16fps

Scene from the Elevator Ascending Eiffel Tower (1900)
Edison Manufacturing: James White, William Heise, 35mm, bw, sil, 125ft, 2.08m, 16fps

Suspense (1913)
Rex Pictures: Lois Weber, [Philips Smalley], 35mm, bw, si, 711ft, 7.9m

[Triptych Film Poem] [Polyvision test?](c. 1925)
Unidentified filmmaker, 35mm, bw, sil, 360ft, 4m

Manhatta [New York the Magnificent; Fumée de New York](1920)
Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand, 35mm, bw, sil, 646ft, 10.77m, 16fps

Le Retour à la raison [Return to Reason] (1923)
Man Ray, 35mm, bw, sil, 180ft, 3m, 16fps

Anémic cinéma (1924-26)
Rrose Selavy [Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Marc Allegret], 35mm, bw, sil, 499ft, 6.65m, 20fps

Ballet mécanique [Kiesler version] (1923-24)
Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy, [Ezra Pound, Man Ray, Charles Delacommone], 35mm, bw/clr tnts, sil, 1184ft, 15.79m, 20fps
Music: Original 1924 score for film, "Ballet pour instruments mécaniques et percussions," arranged by Paul Lehrman

Soul of the Cypress [with interpolated scenes] (1920)
Dudley Murphy, 35mm, bw-clr tint, sil, 1075ft, 13.03m, 22fps
Music: "Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy

Ella Lola, a la Trilby (1898)
Edison Manufacturing: James White, William Heise, 35mm, bw, sil, 65ft, 0.78m, 22fps

M. Lavelle, Physical Culture, No.1 (1905)
American Mutoscope & Biograph: Frederick S. Armitage, 35mm, bw, sil, 23ft, 0.85m, 18fps

Epileptic Seizures No. 1-2-3-4-6-7-8 (1905)
Walter G. Chase, 16mm [35mm orig], bw, sil, 561ft, 20.77m, 18fps

 

 
 

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