Dudley MURPHY

(1897-1968)
Nationality: american

Dudley Murphy (10 Jul 1897 – 2 Feb 1968)

“Boston-born Dudley Murphy was an engineering student, World War I pilot, and movie set decorator before launching his directing career with a series of evocative short films including the first American avant-garde film to be screened in New York City, 'The Song of the Cypress' (1921). These musically driven experiments culminated in the jazz-infused 'Ballet Mecanique,' and influenced his later Hollywood and independent features, including 'The Emperor Jones' (1933).” —Susan Delson

4 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

BALLET MÉCANIQUE - restored 2001, 2005 SD
1923-1924 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / single screen / 17' 00 / 100 €
distribution: Digital file on server
BALLET MÉCANIQUE - 2K Digital Restoration 2015
1923-1924 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 16' 31 / 250 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on USB stick
  DANSE MACABRE
1922 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / single screen / 6' 49 / 35 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  THE SOUL OF THE CYPRESS - restored 2001 with original music
1920 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / single screen / 9' 28 / 40 €
distribution: Digital file on server