POEM 8

by Emlen ETTING
1932-1933 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 19' 48




Featuring Elizabeth Binney Montgomery, Agnes Hitchock, Caresse Crosby.
"Etting was a pioneer who created cinematic forms that embodied poetic belief. This film represents a quest for an intensified perception of everyday life. Combining subjectivity, allegory, and lyric, POEM 8 foreshadows a method of filmmaking that would only be pursued by others a decade and a half later." - R. Bruce Elder
"I thought, how interesting it would be if we used the film in a different method. So far it had been used like a novel to tell a story, or else as a documentary and there was nothing else in between, and I wanted to use the film as a poetic medium, to do a poem like T.S. Eliot’s poems, and do it entirely visually and that’s how I came about to do my film I called POEM 8 and as far as I know it was the first film that experimented in that as a poetic medium." - Emlen Etting

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
duration 19' 47
notes New music: Rodney Sauer
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 75,00 €