The Resource Leviathan, a film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Leviathan, a film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Label
Leviathan
Title
Leviathan
Statement of responsibility
a film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
Contributor
Author
Director
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Producer
Screenwriter
Translator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this cinema verite work set entirely on a groundfish trawler out of New Bedford, Mass., the filmmakers have avoided the standard equipment of interviews, analysis and explanation. A product of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard, the film offers not information but immersion in wind, water, grinding machinery and piscine agony. The brutality of fishing, as opposed to its romance, is emphasized here. The experience is often unnerving and sometimes nauseating, because of the motions of the juddering, swaying hand-held camera and also because of the distended eyes, gasping mouths and mutilated flesh of the catch. Presented without dialogue, speech is drowned out by the roar of the elements and the screech and thump of engines and hydraulic winches
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Written, produced, directed, filmed and edited by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
Language note
Without dialogue with background sounds
LC call number
SH221.5.M37
LC item number
L48 2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Castaing-Taylor, Lucien
  • Paravel, Véréna
  • Neyrat, Cyril
  • Elliott, Nicholas
  • Cinema Guild
Runtime
87
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fisheries
  • Fishing boats
Technique
live action
Label
Leviathan, a film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives
  • Includes one folded sheet of notes: essay entitled "Blood of the fish, beauty of the monster" by by Cyril Neyrat, translated by Nicholas Elliott
  • Extras: timeline; trailer; "Still life/Nature morte" by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, ©2013; Cinema Guild promos
Carrier category
video disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052238526
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD (87 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
2446
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)844972727
System details
DVD-R ; NTSC format, all regions ; aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Leviathan, a film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel
Publication
Note
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives
  • Includes one folded sheet of notes: essay entitled "Blood of the fish, beauty of the monster" by by Cyril Neyrat, translated by Nicholas Elliott
  • Extras: timeline; trailer; "Still life/Nature morte" by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, ©2013; Cinema Guild promos
Carrier category
video disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052238526
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 DVD (87 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, colour
Publisher number
2446
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)844972727
System details
DVD-R ; NTSC format, all regions ; aspect ratio 16:9
Video recording format
DVD

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