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

Thursday, March 4 (Second Program)
Writing With Lightning: D.W. Griffith, Mary Ellen Bute and Busby Berkeley

Film list credits:

Pippa Passes: Song of Conscience (1909)
American Biograph: D.W. Griffith, 16mm [35mm orig], bw, sil, 364ft, 13.48m, 18fps

Rhythm in Light (1934)
Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth, Melville Webber, 35mm, bw, snd, 450ft, 5m
Music: "Anitra's Dance" by Grieg

Synchromy No. 2 (1936)
Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth, 35mm, bw, snd, 520ft, 5.7m
Music: "O' Evening Star" by Wagner

Dada (1936)
Universal News: Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth, 35mm, bw, snd, 200ft, 2.2m

Wonder Bar [Don't Say Goodnight] (1934)
First National: Busby Berkeley [Lloyd Bacon], 35mm, bw, snd, 938ft, 10.42m
Music: "Don't Say Goodnight" by Al Dubin & Harry Warren

Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
American Biograph: D.W. Griffith, 16mm [35mm orig], bw, sil, 404ft, 14.95m

Synchromy No 4: Escape (1937)
Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth, 35mm, clr, snd, 360ft, 4m
Music: "Toccata and Fugue" by J.S. Bach

Parabola (1937)
Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth, Rutherford Boyd, 35mm, bw, snd, 835ft, 9.2m
Music: Le Creation du Monde" by Darius Milhaud

Tarantella (1940)
Mary Ellen Bute, 35mm, clr, snd, 397ft, 4m
Music by Erwin Gerschefski

Footlight Parade [By a Waterfall] (1933)
Warner Bros.: Busby Berkeley [Lloyd Bacon], 35mm, bw, snd, 941ft, 10.45m
Music: "By a Waterfall" by Sammy Fain & Irving Kahl

Spook Sport: A Midnight Grambol (1939-40)
Mary Ellen Bute, Norman McLaren, 35mm, clr, snd, 720ft, 8m
Music: "Danse macabre" by Camille Saint-Saëns

 

 
 

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