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The Resource Tom, Tom the piper's son, Ken Jacobs et Re:Voir Video, (videorecording)

Tom, Tom the piper's son, Ken Jacobs et Re:Voir Video, (videorecording)

Label
Tom, Tom the piper's son
Title
Tom, Tom the piper's son
Statement of responsibility
Ken Jacobs et Re:Voir Video
Title variation
Ken Jacobs Tom Tom the piper's son
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This videocassette release of the 1969 silent experimental film by Ken Jacobs, begins by presenting the entire eight-shot, 10-minute 1905 short film Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son, and then rephotographs it in detail. Segments of the original are run in slow motion, rerun in detail, and enlarged into close-ups and freeze frames. Jacobs photographs the screen, the projector the film is playing on, and at one point torments us with 10 minutes of blur as images slip off the sprocket holes. The entire film is an act of imaginative rediscovery of "the vivacious doings of persons long dead," as Jacobs once put it, as well as being an exploration of the nature of cinematic storytelling
Additional physical form
Issued also as a motion picture.
Cataloging source
VA@
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Accompanying bilingual booklet in English and French
Runtime
135
Technique
live action
Tom, Tom the piper's son, Ken Jacobs et Re:Voir Video, (videorecording)
Label
Tom, Tom the piper's son, Ken Jacobs et Re:Voir Video, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Videocassette release of the 1969 film
  • Bonus feature: A Tom Tom chaser (2002, 11 min.), Jacobs' never before seen creative riff on the transformation of his film from chemical to electronic form during the telecine process
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Accompanying material
1 booklet (216 p. : ill. ; 12 x 21 cm.) + 4 leaves (ill. ; 28 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'f': 'http://opac.lib.rpi.edu/record=b2027154'}
Extent
1 videocassette (135 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
si., b&w and col.
Publisher number
CNC EDV 519
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format [NTSC]
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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