Harry Smith - Early abstractions & mirror animations

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Smith's Early Hand-Painted Films
DVD"For thirty years Harry Smith worked on these movies, secretly, like an alchemist, and he worked out his own formulas and mixtures to produce these fantastic images." - Jonas Mekas

EARLY ABSTRACTIONS
Numbers 1-5, 7 & 10. Color. 22 min.

MIRROR ANIMATIONS
Number 11. Color. 10 min. Extended Version.
Cut up animation and collage technique by Harry Smith synchronized to the jazz of Thelonious Monk's Mysterioso.

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The films are great, but this presentation is terrible. You can see the digitalization squares on most of the Early Abstractions, and the Mirror Animations seems to have left side cropping of the image. A comparison with Treasures IV Abstraction 3 shows the difference in quality. I saw these originally in about 1967 as part of the rotating "Midnight Underground" 16 MM film circuit, and the Beatles music and format is the same here as it was then. We need a Blu-ray.

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Price: 

50.00 USD

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Label: 

Harry Smith Archives

Publishing date: 

Friday, March 13, 2009

Runtime: 

32

Discs: 

1 DVD5

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Video: 

NTSC

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

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DD2.0