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Still image from H2O.

Date produced: 1928

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph Steiner

Languages:

English

Length:

(9 Minutes)

Format:

35mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Photoplay Amateur Movie Contest, 1929 - Non-Dramatic, First Place

Description:

"This film is a study of water in the new manner: A series of photographic shots of the reflections of boats, ferry houses, docks, etc., on water and the whole resulting in a chain of pure abstract patterns of shapes in water. Steiner achieves an astonishing tempo as his film advances. The picture is bound to attract wide attention and a great deal of discussion wherever is shown." Photoplay, Nov. 1929, 67

Resources:

Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005.
Available via the Unseen Cinema Project on DVD disc three "Light Rhythms" .
A 35mm print is also held at MoMA. Information is also available in Charles Tepperman's Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960 about H2O and Steiner's relationship with amateur film culture.

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Repository:

George Eastman House (Rochester, N.Y.)

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