Unseen Cinema - Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941 (DVD)

Various Artists

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7-Disc, Collection. 


Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941 reveals little-known accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II and offers an innovative and often controversial view of experimental film as a product of avant-garde artists, or professional directors and of amateur moviemakers working collectively and as individuals at all levels of film production. Many of the films have not been available since their creation, some have never been screened in public, and almost all have been unavailable in copies as good as these until now. Sixty of the world's leading film archive collections cooperated with Anthology Film Archives to bring this long-neglected period of film history back to life for modern audiences.

Product Details

  • Cast: Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy, Katherine Murphy
  • Format: Black & White, DVD
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Label: Image Entertainment
  • Run Time: 1440 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 741260

Special Features

  • New Recordings of original music by George Antheil, Marc Blitztein and others; new film scores by Eric Beheim, Neal Kurz, Paul A. Lehrman, Guy Livingston, Rodney Sauer, Donald Sosin and others
  • Film notes and filmmaker biographies by historians and scholars Kevin Brownlow, David Curtis, Robert A. Haller, Jan-Christopher Horak, David James, Scott McDonald, Bruce Posner, David Shepard, Paul Spehr, Cecile Starr and 32 others
  • Rare photos of the film and filmmakers
  • Essay by curator Bruce Posner
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