Postwar the films of Daniel Eisenberg

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Subjects: Concentration camps--Germany
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Influence
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Historiography
Holocaust survivors
Architecture, Modern--20th century
Architecture--Germany--History--20th century
Night--Psychological aspects
Night work
City and town life--Illinois--Chicago
Experimental films
Dachau (Germany)
Poland--Social conditions--20th century
Germany--Social conditions--20th century
France--Social conditions--20th century
Germany--History--Unification, 1990
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--21st century
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Buildings
Experimental films
Short films
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, German, French, Polish
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago, IL : Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, c2011
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (208 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (71, [5] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Films of Daniel Eisenberg
Analytic Titles: Displaced person
Cooperation of parts
Persistence
Something more than night
Additional Authors: Eisenberg, Daniel, 1954-
Distefano, John
Art Institute of Chicago. Video Data Bank
Notes: DVD
Title from disc labels
"Cooperation of parts" in English, German, French and Polish, with subtitles in English
Credits: "Persistence": editor, Daniel Eisenberg ; cinematography, Daniel Eisenberg, Ingo Kratisch ; music, Ferrucio Busoni, Franco Donatoni, Luigi Nono, Giacinto Scelsi ; co-production, WDR-Köln
"Persistence": Narrator, John Distefano
Credits: "Something more than night": editing, Holen Kahn, Daniel Eisenberg ; cinematography, Ingo Kratisch ; co-production, WDR-Köln
Originally released as 16 mm films
At head of title on container, discs, and screen: Video Data Bank presents
Contents: Disc one. Displaced person (1981, 11 min., b&w) -- Cooperation of parts (1987, 40 min., col.) -- Disc two. Persistence (1997, 84 min., col.) -- Disc three. Something more than night (2003, 73 min., col.)
Summary: "Displaced person": An experimental film that works with a carefully chosen set of particular elements in order to explore the larger questions within the historical field. Passages from a Beethoven string quartet established rhythm and breadth in relation to a radio interview with Claude Levi-Strauss, and archival footage obtained from rephotographing Marcel Ophul's "The Sorrow and the Pity." These elements wheel through many revolutions of repetitions and combinations, forming multiple perspectives.--OCLC OLUC
Summary: "Cooperation of parts": A journey of questions through signs, landscapes, memories and fixed meanings as Eisenberg travels through Europe, particularly through France, Germany, and Poland. He visits the death camps of Auschwitz and Dachau. With a wide visual field for the complex set of narrative associations, the film spins a tight web of memory, history and experience.--OCLC OLUC
Summary: "Persistence": Shot in Berlin during the year of German Unification (1991-92), the film documents the change in landscape that accompanies historical rupture, and the ways in which the past informs our construction of the future.--OCLC OLUC
Summary: "'Something more than night' is primarily shot in public spaces: airports, train stations, malls, downtown offices, industrial zones, and the many ethnic neighborhoods that make Chicago an exemplary city of migration at the beginning of the 21st Century." "In contrast to the city-symphony films of the 1920's, whose utopian vision of the industrial age was a composition made from harmonies of light, this film describes the city with our own familiar senses of the night; informed by labor, boredom, fear, fatigue, and anticipation."--Daniel Eisenberg, p. 20 and 21
IMC copy includes public performance rights
OCLC Number: 765885914