Item AAAA0125 - [Abelard before a mirror] : [footage]

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[Abelard before a mirror] : [footage]

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  • 1949 (Creation)

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Experimental film. Unedited assembly of takes (some with slates) from Fox's unfinished film, intended as a symbolic rendition of the story of Abelard (d. 1142) and Heloise (d. 1164). Uses masked actors, expressionistic lighting and movement, and visual metaphors suggestive of various emotions.

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Copyright Stanley H. Fox.

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Further details in file V1987:34/001.

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TAPE 4349:3 & 4 (sound recordings), an oral history interview with Stanley Fox, which contains discussion of this film.

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One of several 16 mm items from 1946-1951, compiled on a videocassette by Fox for reference purposes.

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Accession number(s): V1987:34

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photography: Stanley Fox; director: Stanley Fox; producing agency/company: Stanley Fox; art direction: Rolph Blakstad; script: Norman Newton

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