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The Resource Unseen cinema, 1 | Episode 15, The mechanized eye | Travel notes, Cineric, Inc. presents ; by Walker Evans

Unseen cinema, 1 | Episode 15, The mechanized eye | Travel notes, Cineric, Inc. presents ; by Walker Evans

Label
Unseen cinema, 1 | Episode 15, The mechanized eye | Travel notes
Title
Unseen cinema
Title number
  • 1
  • Episode 15
Title part
  • The mechanized eye
  • Travel notes
Statement of responsibility
Cineric, Inc. presents ; by Walker Evans
Title variation
  • Mechanized eye
  • Schooner---islands---islanders
  • Unseen cinema
Title variation remainder
  • experiments in technique and form
  • early American avant-garde film, 1893-1941
Contributor
Director
Editor of moving image work
Presenter
Subject
Genre
Summary
THE MECHANIZED EYE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Movies are more difficult than I realized ... I was really surprised the stuff came out into well taken pictures, have learned from this little experience that results can be gotten anyway, by my own hand. - WALKER EVANS. During 1931-32, Walker Evans set sail for Tahiti. He was to document the voyage for his sponsors, thus providing Evans with an opportunity to shoot 35mm movies. He experimented with lenses and filters to make a film that matches in many ways his photographs of the same subjects. - BRUCE POSNER. He assembled a rough cut of the first ten minutes or so, which he titled Travel Notes: Ship-Islands-Islanders. In the first of its three sections, Evans examines the ship from an assortment of bird's-eye and angle views, intercut with formal studies of rope patterns and scenes of the crew running the ship. He follows with a more fluid section of mountainous landscapes seen from the moving boat, then studies of local flora. Finally, Evans records the nativees in a dance, making of the swaying figures a compressed, undulating tableau of bodies. -DOUGLAS EKLUND. Walker Evans is well known for his images documenting the effects of the Great Depression for the Resettlement Administration, Farm Security Administration, and "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men", his 1941 initmate collaboration with the writer James Agee. He also photographed many shop fronts, billboards, and the seemingly inconsequential details of urban and rural life. -LUC SANTE. Alternate title: "Schooner---Islands---Islanders" 35mm 1.33:1 black & white silent with music 16fps 12:42 minutes. Camera, editing Walker Evans; New music by Eric Beheim; Courtesy: Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, editing Walker Evans; New music by Eric Beheim
Language note
Silent with musical accompaniment
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1903-1975
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Evans, Walker
  • Cineric (Firm)
Runtime
14
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Experimental films
  • Motion pictures
  • Ships
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Target audience
adult
Label
Unseen cinema, 1 | Episode 15, The mechanized eye | Travel notes, Cineric, Inc. presents ; by Walker Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed June 29, 2020)
  • "Experiments in technique and form"
  • "Early American avant-garde film, 1893-1941"
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP5053225/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (14 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 99265101500971
  • (OCoLC)1191031933
  • (VaAlASP)ASP5053225/marc
Video recording format
other
Label
Unseen cinema, 1 | Episode 15, The mechanized eye | Travel notes, Cineric, Inc. presents ; by Walker Evans
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed June 29, 2020)
  • "Experiments in technique and form"
  • "Early American avant-garde film, 1893-1941"
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP5053225/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (14 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 99265101500971
  • (OCoLC)1191031933
  • (VaAlASP)ASP5053225/marc
Video recording format
other

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