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Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance

Eisenstein, Sergei, (filmmaker). McLaren, Norman, (filmmaker). Murphy, Dudley, (filmmaker). Filmmakers Showcase (Firm), (Distributor). Kanopy (Firm), (Distributor).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (148 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Filmmakers Showcase, 1894.

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Originally produced by Filmmakers Showcase in 1894.
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VIVA LA DANCE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema.. Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabellés skirt dance, hand-painted in glowing colors. Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Deniś innovations found their way into Diana the Huntress (1916) and Soul of the Cypress (1920). Highly cinematic renditions of dance evolved in Stella Simońs H©Þnde (1928) and Hector Hoppińs Joie de vivre (1934). In counterpoint, cin©♭-dance experiments by Steiner, Bute, Fischinger, Crockwell, and Vorkapich dispensed with actual dancers in favor of color, shape, line, and form choreographed into abstract light-play.. 31 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Charles Allen, Grigory Alexandrov, Sara Kathryn Arledge, Frederick S. Armitage, Miklos Bandy, Norman Bel Geddes, David Bradley, Al Brick, Francis Brugui©·re, Mary Ellen Bute, W.L.K. Dickson, Sergei Eisenstein, Emlen Etting, Anthony Gross, William Heise, Hector Hoppin, Looney Lens, Norman McLaren, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Dudley Murphy, Ted Nemeth, Stella Simon, Ralph Steiner, Edmund Tisse, Willard Van Dyke, Slavko Vorpapich, James White.. ́A joyous event́Œ ́movies as art́ that not only succeed as challenging entertainment but also have proven to be hugely influential on the craft of cinema.́ - Chicago Tribune. ́An abundance of early, rarely screened, completely restored experimental filmśŒRich with inventive and curious experiments.́ - LA Weekly. Curated by Bruce Posner and Produced by David Shepard. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Subject: Arts--Experimental methods.
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Genre: Documentary films.

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