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The formative Years (II)

GER 1975-77, 56 min

The project THE FORMATIVE YEARS makes visible and accessible seven early experimental works by Heinz Emigholz, which provided a crucial impetus for the international experimental film movement of the 1970s and 80s. They are counted among the few experimental works from Germany which have attained enduring international acclaim.
In HOTEL Heinz Emigholz ruptures temporally linear shots by breaking them apart and then editing these parts into one another according to recognizable patterns. While in DEMON Emigholz has given a spatial element to the words and thus approached Mallarmé's dream to be able to show that language can be an object, a counterpart.

Synopsis

HOTEL 
(GER 1975/76, 27 min, b/w, silent and original sound) 
The title of the film is an hommage to Jack Smith's shows, such as ‚Lucky Landlordism of Rented Paradise‘ for example, especially however to ‚Horrror of the Rented World‘, his stage performance at Collective for Living Cinema in 1975. The wise insight of those times was the phrase its proclamation all over the world osciallting between unruly and tender: “I am a tourist here myself.”

DEMON 
(GER 1976/77, 29 min, b/w and color, original sound) 
The Translation of Stéphane Mallarmé´s ‚The Demon of Analogy‘.

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Credits

HOTEL

Director, Concept, Director of Photography, Editor and Producer
Heinz Emigholz
With
Silke Grossmann, Heinz Emigholz
Sound
Marcia Bronstein

DEMON

Director, Concept, Director of Photography, Editor and Producer
Heinz Emigholz
With
Marcia Bronstein, Susanne Christmann, Silke Grossmann, Hilka Nordhausen, Gabriele Kreis, Renée Pötzscher, Christoph Derschau, Bodo von Dewitz, Hannes Hatje, Gernot Meyer, Steffen Poppenberg, Klaus Wyborny
Sound
Marcia Bronstein

DVD-Details

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Extras

Extras
Interview with Heinz Emigholz and Klaus Wyborny (96 min, german with english subtitles), Sound slide shows (SCHUHSTÜCK - 1976, b/w, 8 min, sound + TASSENSTÜCK - 1976, b/w, 3 min, sound + WANDSBEK GARTENSTÜCK - 1976, Color, 15 min, sound), 20 pages booklet
Language
International Version (no dialogues)
Length
56 min + 120 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound Format
DD 2.0
Regional Code
Code-free
System
NTSC / b/w and Color + b/w
Rating
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