An Etude on the Theme of Melissande

by Emlen ETTING
1933 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00

Featuring Mary Binney Montgomery

“Oramunde is an illustration in dance of the tale of Pelléas et Mellissande, a story of two star-crossed lovers. The film confirms the belief that archetypal imagination is one of the mind’s primitive modes. Stripping the story to its core is a means of penetrating imagination.” —R. Bruce Elder

Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
version restored version
duration 12' 18
notes New Music: Rodney Sauer
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 40,00 €