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061.152, Spring 2017

Roche, J, Spring 2017
MSEL Reserves
videos on reserve at the Service Desk on M-Level
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1. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho Video/Film, DVD in English, French
a Paramount release ; Shamley Productions ; screenplay by Joseph Stefano ; directed by… 2008.

Disgruntled Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She only gets to meet her lover Sam during lunch breaks and they cannot get married because of Sam's alimony high payments. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer.…
2. Alfred Hitchcock's strangers on a train Video/Film, DVD in English
[presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; screenplay by Raymond Chandler and Czenzi Ormonde… 1951.

A tennis star (Guy) is harassed on a train by a psychotic (Bruno) who wants to swap murders and who proceeds to carry out his part of the unconfirmed bargain. The British version amplifies Bruno's flamboyance, his homoerotic attraction to Guy, and his psychotic personality.
3. Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train Video/Film, DVD in English, French
[presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Raymond Chandler and Czenzi… 1951.

Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train.
4. The American astronaut Video/Film, DVD in English
BNS Productions presents ; producers, William Perkins, Joshua Taylor & Bobby Lurie ;… 2005.

Space travel has become a dirty way of life dominated by derelicts, grease monkeys, and hard-boiled interplanetary traders such as Samuel Curtis. Follow Samuel on his Homeric journey to provide the all-female planet of Venus with a suitable male, while being pursued by an…
5. Atanarjuat: The fast runner Video/Film, DVD in Inuktitut
Igloolik Isuma Productions presents a National Film Board of Canada co-production ;… 2002.

A small nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman. When Atanarjuat falls in love with a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader, he has to fight for her. She is won by Atanarjuat and the leader plots to attack him in his sleep. Escaping, he sets off running…
6. The Beast Pageant Video/Film, DVD in English
Jubadaba Productions; directed by Albert Birney and Jon Moses. 2010.

Abraham lives deep in the heart of an industrial wasteland. His only companion is a giant machine. Inside the machine is a man and a woman who take care of Abraham's every need. Abraham drifts through daily life until a tiny singing cowboy bursts from his stomach and leads him…
7. Blind Video/Film, Print, DVD in Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Motlys presenterer ; i samprod uks jon med lemming film ; en film av Eskil Vogt. 2013.

Ingrid is a woman contending with the recent loss of vision. While attempting to navigate a world without sight, she spends her days reconstructing the visual world by writing salacious stories that slowly morph into fantasies about her husband and other characters that may or…
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8. Blind Video/Film, DVD in Norwegian (Nynorsk)
Motlys presents, in coproduction with Lemming Film, a film by Eskil Vogt. 2013.

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9. Bruce Baillie Volume 1 Video/Film, DVD in English
2009.
Tung: silent portrait-poem of a friend from an image on waking.
10. Bruce Baillie Vol. 3 Video/Film, DVD in English
produced by Bruce Baillie through a grant from Lucasfilm Foundation. 1970.

"The essential experience of transformation, between Life and Death, death and birth, or rebirth. In four reels, the first three adapted from Bardo Thodol, The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The fourth reel is in the form of a black and white one-reeler Western, summarizing the…
11. Bruce Baillie Vol. 2 Video/Film, DVD in English
1962.
Here I am: Done in a "newsreel" style and dedicated to emotionally challenged children, the film was shot in 1962 at a center for emotionally disturbed children in California.
12. By Brakhage: an anthology Video/Film, DVD in English
producers, Peter Becker, Kate Elmore. 1954.

Twenty-six masterworks by Stan Brakhage for the first time on DVD.
13. Careful Video/Film, DVD in English
produced by Greg Klymkiw and Tracy Traeger ; story by George Toles ; screenplay by… 1991.

The Alpine village of Tolzbad is a hotbed of repressed desires, Oedipal angst, and sibling rivalry. When a young man's incestuous dream is added to the equation, a calamity of suicides, ghostly visions, forbidden romances and murder occurs.
14. Daisies: Sedmikrasky Video/Film, DVD in Czech
a film by Vera Chytilova. 1966.

"Two young women, both named Marie, revolt against a degenerate and decaying society by attacking symbols of wealth and bourgeois culture in hilarious and mind-warpingly innovative ways" -- Container.
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15. Dead man Video/Film, DVD in English
a Miramax Films Release Pandora Film, JVC and Newmarket Capital Group, L.P. present a… 2000.

A young man in search of a fresh start embarks on an exciting journey to a new town never realizing the danger that lies ahead. But when a heated love triangle ends in double murder, he finds himself a wanted man running scared until a mysterious loner teaches him to face the…
16. Eraserhead Video/Film, DVD in English
Absurda ; David Lynch presents ; written, produced, and directed by David Lynch. 1977.

An obscure man with a vertical head of hair is living with his spaced-out girlfriend and their fetus-like child. By the end of the film, Henry is decapitated and processed into erasers in this bizarre horror film which closely approaches a nightmare.
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17. Eraserhead DVD 2000 Video/Film, DVD in English
[directed by David Lynch]. 1977.

"Is it a nightmare or an actual view of a post-apocalyptic world? Set in an industrial town in which giant machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making noise that is inescapable, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, like all the others, appears to be abandoned.…
18. Experiments in terror Video/Film, DVD in English
curated by Noel Lawrence. 2003.

A compilation of the work of experimental filmmakers working within and in dialogue with the genre of the horror film.
19. For a few dollars more Video/Film, DVD in English
1965.
Western drama in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader.
20. Gerry Video/Film, DVD in English
Miramax Home Entertainment presents a Think Film release ; My Cactus ; produced by Dany… 2002.

Two men named Gerry are driving through the desert regions of Death Valley, traveling towards an unknown destination. They pull over and set out on foot, presuming they're getting close to what they've come to find. Before long, the Gerry's are lost in an unforgiving desert…
21. Hukkle Video/Film, DVD in Hungarian
Mokép RT és a Szinház és Filmmüvészeti Egyetem bemutatja ; Pálfi György filmjét… 2002.

A mesmerizing symphony of sight and sound that chronicles a series of mysterious interconnected events both idyllic and sinister, from an elderly man's hiccup (or hukkle) to a microscopic menagerie of animals.
Data Video Bank presents ; curated by Maria Troy. 2012.

Compilation of short performance videos by various women artists. Themes include body image, sexuality, and sex roles.
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23. Jem Cohen: early works Video/Film, DVD in English
2005.
This compilation features several of Cohen's pieces from the late 1980s and early 1990s: a paean to both the physical and mental aspects of the New York City landscape, an exploration of cinematic genres from narrative to music video, a sensual and romantic portrait of swimmers…
24. La jetée: Sans soleil Video/Film, DVD in French, English
two films by Chris Marker. 2007.

"La jetée" was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's film "Twelve Monkeys" and is almost entirely narrated using black and white stills. After Paris is destroyed in a third world war, the survivors are forced to retreat underground where scientists conduct strange time-travel…
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25. Julien donkey-boy Video/Film, DVD in English
Independent Pictures presents an IP Production in association with Forensic/391 Films ;… 1999.

"A fascinating journey into the mind of an adolescent schizophrenic! Watch as Julien's internal struggle increases in intensity until the film's shocking and bizarrely transcendent conclusion."--Container.
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26. Killer of sheep: the Charles Burnett collection Video/Film, DVD in English
Milestone Film and Steven Soderbergh present. 1977.

Killer of Sheep: Stan, a slaughterhouse worker beset by frustrations on the job and at home, finds solace in moments of simple beauty. My Brother's Wedding: a young man working at his parents' store tries to find himself. Bonus features are included.
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27. The Lawrence Jordan album Video/Film, DVD in English
all films conceived, directed, and photographed by Lawrence Jordan ; Facets Video. 2008.

Disc 1. Duo concertantes (9 min., 1961-1964) ; Gymnopédies (5 min., 1966) ; Our lady of the sphere (10 min., 1969) ; Orb (5 min., 1973) ; Once upon a time (12 min., 1974) ; Moonlight sonata (5 min., 1979) ; Carabosse (5 min., 1980) ; Masquerade (5 min., 1981) ; The Rime of th…
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28. Lost book found Video/Film, DVD in English
Video Data Bank presents a film/video by Jem Cohen. 1996.

The result of over five years of Super-8 and 16mm filming on New York City streets. Lost Book Found combines documentary and narrative approaches into a complex meditation on city life. Influenced by the work of Walter Benjamin, Cohen said "I found connections between the street…
29. Maya Deren: experimental films Video/Film, DVD
directed by Maya Deren. 2007.

Collection of short films by surrealist Russian-American filmmaker Deren, studying identity, movement, and freedom.
30. Maya Deren: experimental films Video/Film, DVD in English
[director, Maya Deren]. 1943.

Examples of Maya Deren's work evoke and exemplify the American avant-garde film movement of the 1940s and 1950s.
31. Mitchell's death Video/Film, DVD in English
by Linda Montano ; [presented by] Video Data Bank Preservation Program ; produced at the… 1977.

Mitchell's Death mourns the death of Montano's ex-husband. Every detail of her story, from the telephone call announcing the tragedy to visiting the body, is chanted by Montano as her face, pierced by acupuncture needles, slowly comes into focus then goes out again.
produced by the National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music… 2004.

An anthology of films from American film archives, produced between 1894 and 1931. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes cartoons and animation, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering sound and color experiments, serial episodes, trailers…
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33. Peter Tscherkassky: films from a dark room Video/Film, Print, DVD in German, French, English
2004.
This disc contains 7 short experimental films.
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34. Proud Flesh Video/Film, DVD in English
a film by Chiara Giovando and Jenny Graf Sheppard. 2008.

It is 1886 in South Dakota, and Harrius, a 70-year old wounded wanderer, seeks redemption. Through her encounters with a parched landscape and beings both physical and metaphysical (including a virtual labyrinth of mounds, geisha dancers and her pious lace-maker double, Alma),…
35. Psycho Video/Film, DVD in English
Paramount ; screenplay by Joseph Stefano ; director of photography, John L. Russell ;… 1960.

Hitchcock's classic film about the troubled Norman Bates whose old dark house and adjoining motel offer a supposed refuge for Marion Crane, the ill-fated traveler.
36. Rebecca Video/Film, DVD in English
United Artists ; produced by David O. Selznik ; screenplay by Robert E. Sherwood and… 2008.

A vacationing young lady meets, falls in love with, and marries handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter. He takes his new bride home to his estate, Manderley. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's…
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37. Rebecca Video/Film, Blu-ray in English
produced by David O. Selznick ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; screenplay by Robert E.… 1940.

Olivier, Laurence, 1907-1989

A shy young bride is neglected by her morose husband who seems to be still obsessed with his deceased first wife.
38. Sedmikrasky: Daisies Video/Film, DVD in Czech
Ústřední půjčovna filmů v Praze uvadi film ; scenar, Ester Krumbachova, Vera… 1966.

Two teenage girls decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly they embark on a series of destructive pranks in which they consume and destroy the world about them.
39. The Sergio Leone anthology Video/Film, DVD in English
2007.
Four "spaghetti westerns" that reinvented the genre. Clint Eastwood's role in the "man with no name" trilogy helped make him a star.
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40. The sleepwalker Video/Film, DVD in English
4 1/2 presents ; written by Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold ; produced by Karin Julsrud ...… 2014.

Young couple Kaia and Andrew are restoring their family's sprawling and secluded rural estate when their peace is upended with the unexpected arrival of Kaia's emotionally disturbed sister Christine and her distraught boyfriend Ira. As Christine's behavior grows increasingly…
41. Some kind of loving Video/Film, VHS in English
curated by Astria Suparak. 2000.

Six films and videos which investigate sexuality from its formulation in childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood. Using low-grade video, film, optical printing, stop-motion animation, and manipulated found footage, the filmmakers decode desire and lust via pornography,…
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42. Stellet licht Video/Film, DVD in Low German
Nodream, Mantarraya ; produced by Jaime Romandia, Carlos Reygadas ; written and directed… 2009.

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a man betrays his family by having an affair with another woman, which changes the course of events with both his wife and his mistress.
43. The tempest Video/Film, DVD in English
by William Shakespeare ; a BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life Television ;… 1980.

Television adaptation of Shakespeare's play revolving around an enchanted island, an exiled Duke, young lovers, and a framework of conspiracy.
44. Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara Video/Film, DVD in Japanese
Janus Films ; Toho ; Sogetsu Foundation. 2007.

Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming…
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45. Visions of Warhol Video/Film, DVD in English, French
2008.
Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde film-makers and close friends of the artist.
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46. Woman in the dunes Video/Film, DVD in Japanese
director, Hiroshi Teshigahara. 2016.

An amateur entomologist is left in Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in a vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema's…