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Still image of Surf and Seaweed via MoMA.

Identifier:

  • F508 (Source: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/107747?locale=en)

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Ralph Steiner

Languages:

English

Length:

10 minutes

Format:

35mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

Accompanied by music composed by Marc Blitzstein

Description:

"Steiner is interested in film’s capacity to invigorate everyday sight, to alert viewers to the simple, magical visual pleasures available in nearly any circumstance. The film is divided into sequences that focus on specific kinds of imagery in and around ocean surf" Scott MacDonald via Light Cone.

Resources:

Restored and archived with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts at MoMA.
Included in the Unseen Cinema project DVD Box Set on disc 3 "Light Rhythms".
Digitized and available for rental by Light Cone, France.
Tepperman, Charles. Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960. University of California Press, 2014.

Locations:

  • USA (Filming)

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Museum of Modern Art

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