THE SOUL OF THE CYPRESS
restored 2001 with original music

by Dudley MURPHY
1920 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / 1S / 9' 28




restored 2001 with original music

featuring Chase Harringdine

“Shot at Point Lobos, California in 1920, Dudley Murphy’s first Visual Symphony was very well received when screened commercially in New York in 1921, establishing Murphy as one of the earliest avant-garde filmmakers in America. A pornographic coda [removed and not included in this version] was anonymously added sometime later, forming an intriguing commentary on its themes.” —David James

Music: Claude Debussy
"Afternoon of a Faun" vintage Red Seal recording

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

1 PRINT IN DISTRIBUTION


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 40,00 €