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Films of Jay Rosenblatt, The (Volume 1): A collection of 5 collage films (1990-2000) Films of Jay Rosenblatt, The (Volume 1): A collection of 5 collage films (1990-2000)

Jay Rosenblatt Jay Rosenblatt
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'An exquisite artist who makes beautifully crafted miniatures.' - Atom Egoyan

'A transcendent channel-surfing passion play... Rosenblatt turns cellulod water into wine.' - Time Out, New York

'Rosenblatt has the humanity of a Lubitsch... combined with the analytical sensibility of a Bergman. His films are not merely good. Rosenblatt is seriously gifted, a significant artist.' - San Francisco Chronicle

Jay Rosenblatt, who has been making short films since the early 1980s, makes films that deal with a variety of themes - from birth and childhood to religious faith, tyranny and death. Frequently screened on public television and film festivals, Rosenblatt's films are consistently recognized for their unique style and his commitment to taking risks.

'I had been making traditional narrative films using actors and found it stressful. (...) I happened to be working on a project -- it was a film sequence for a theatre piece -- that required some archival footage. The need to use existing footage led me to the optical printer, which is a machine that allows a filmmaker to manipulate existing footage in different, new ways. This was a real discovery for me and I began moving more and more toward the use of found footage to create my films. (...) I wasn't trying to mask the found-footage aspect, to deliver a throughline but with the pieces in a kind of juxtaposition.' - Jay Rosenblatt (from the SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER-OCTOBER 29-30, 2005 & the MIAMI NEW TIMES - July 26, 2001)

This DVD contains:
Restricted, 1999, 1 min
Short of Breath, 1990, 10 min
The Smell of Burning Ants, 1994, 21 min
Human Remains, 1998, 30 min
King of the Jews, 2000, 18 min 'An exquisite artist who makes beautifully crafted miniatures.' - Atom Egoyan

'A transcendent channel-surfing passion play... Rosenblatt turns cellulod water into wine.' - Time Out, New York

'Rosenblatt has the humanity of a Lubitsch... combined with the analytical sensibility of a Bergman. His films are not merely good. Rosenblatt is seriously gifted, a significant artist.' - San Francisco Chronicle

Jay Rosenblatt, who has been making short films since the early 1980s, makes films that deal with a variety of themes - from birth and childhood to religious faith, tyranny and death. Frequently screened on public television and film festivals, Rosenblatt's films are consistently recognized for their unique style and his commitment to taking risks.

'I had been making traditional narrative films using actors and found it stressful. (...) I happened to be working on a project -- it was a film sequence for a theatre piece -- that required some archival footage. The need to use existing footage led me to the optical printer, which is a machine that allows a filmmaker to manipulate existing footage in different, new ways. This was a real discovery for me and I began moving more and more toward the use of found footage to create my films. (...) I wasn't trying to mask the found-footage aspect, to deliver a throughline but with the pieces in a kind of juxtaposition.' - Jay Rosenblatt (from the SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER-OCTOBER 29-30, 2005 & the MIAMI NEW TIMES - July 26, 2001)

This DVD contains:
Restricted, 1999, 1 min
Short of Breath, 1990, 10 min
The Smell of Burning Ants, 1994, 21 min
Human Remains, 1998, 30 min
King of the Jews, 2000, 18 min

Extras

Text by Ray Carney.

Bonus material:
Brain in the Desert, 1990, 5 min

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SKU 737885452593
Year 1990-2000 (DVD 2009)
Director Rosenblatt, Jay
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Locomotion Films
Countries USA
Colour Colour + B&W
Language(s) English
Running time 85 min
DVD region 0, NTSC
Certificate N/a

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