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Ernst Schmidt Jr. Ernst Schmidt Jr.
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If I had to name a single Austrian filmmaker who to this day has not received the international recognition deserved for the artistic level his work attained, I would unhesitatingly name him. When he died in 1988 at the early age of 50, Ernst Schmidt Jr. left behind a body of work that could hardly be more multifaceted, including experimental documentary films, material films, expanded cinema, abstract films, project films, conceptual films, Lettrist text films, compilation films, and a feature length dramatic film. The catalogue of a posthumous exhibit at the Vienna Secession in 2001 and his home page (initiated and maintained by his half brother Helmut Benedikt) encompasses close to 100 works. In 1980 Schmidt Jr. drew from this abundance to create a compilation of films entitled 20 Aktions- und Destruktionsfilme 1965-1979. This compilation is now available for the first time on DVD.' - Peter Tscherkassky This DVD contains: YES/NO, 1968, 3 min WHITE 1968, 1 min CHEERS, 1968 3 min RED-WHITE-RED, 1967, 1 min SNIP, SNIP, 1968, 2 min FILM ALPHABET, 1971, 1 sec IMPERIAL THEATRE, 1970 5 min COLLECTED BY WENDY, 1979, 1 min A SUBHISTORY OF FILM, 1974, 2 min THE ACT OF THINKING, 1968, 4 min MY FUNERAL AN EXPERIENCE, 1977, 2 min HIGH NOON, 1977, 4 min THE MERRY WIDOW, 1977, 2 min GERTRUDE STEIN WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE SEEN CHAPLIN IN A FILM WHERE HE WOULD HAVE NOTHING OTHER TO DO THAN WALK ON THE STREET AND THEN GO AROUND A CORNER, AND THEN AROUND THE NEXT CORNER, ETC. FROM CORNER TO CORNER, 1979, 3 min N, 1978, 6 min ART & REVOLUTION, 1968, 2 min BODYBUILDING, 1965/66, 9 min ONETWOTHREE, 1965-68, 8 min FILM SCRAPS, 1966, 10 min COLOR FILM, 1967, 1 min For private domestic use only, please contact INDEX directly for institutional orders. If I had to name a single Austrian filmmaker who to this day has not received the international recognition deserved for the artistic level his work attained, I would unhesitatingly name him. When he died in 1988 at the early age of 50, Ernst Schmidt Jr. left behind a body of work that could hardly be more multifaceted, including experimental documentary films, material films, expanded cinema, abstract films, project films, conceptual films, Lettrist text films, compilation films, and a feature length dramatic film. The catalogue of a posthumous exhibit at the Vienna Secession in 2001 and his home page (initiated and maintained by his half brother Helmut Benedikt) encompasses close to 100 works. In 1980 Schmidt Jr. drew from this abundance to create a compilation of films entitled 20 Aktions- und Destruktionsfilme 1965-1979. This compilation is now available for the first time on DVD.' - Peter Tscherkassky This DVD contains: YES/NO, 1968, 3 min WHITE 1968, 1 min CHEERS, 1968 3 min RED-WHITE-RED, 1967, 1 min SNIP, SNIP, 1968, 2 min FILM ALPHABET, 1971, 1 sec IMPERIAL THEATRE, 1970 5 min COLLECTED BY WENDY, 1979, 1 min A SUBHISTORY OF FILM, 1974, 2 min THE ACT OF THINKING, 1968, 4 min MY FUNERAL AN EXPERIENCE, 1977, 2 min HIGH NOON, 1977, 4 min THE MERRY WIDOW, 1977, 2 min GERTRUDE STEIN WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE SEEN CHAPLIN IN A FILM WHERE HE WOULD HAVE NOTHING OTHER TO DO THAN WALK ON THE STREET AND THEN GO AROUND A CORNER, AND THEN AROUND THE NEXT CORNER, ETC. FROM CORNER TO CORNER, 1979, 3 min N, 1978, 6 min ART & REVOLUTION, 1968, 2 min BODYBUILDING, 1965/66, 9 min ONETWOTHREE, 1965-68, 8 min FILM SCRAPS, 1966, 10 min COLOR FILM, 1967, 1 min For private domestic use only, please contact INDEX directly for institutional orders.

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20 page booklet with exclusive material, bilingual English-German text.

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SKU 9120020380423
Year 1964-79 (DVD 2014)
Director Schmidt Jr, Ernst
Format DVD
Publisher(s) INDEX DVD Edition
Countries Austria
Colour Colour + B&W
Running time 99 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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