Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection

Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection

DVD - 2013
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Usher: Director's final film, Usher is a remake of the original film made by Harrington when was in high school, and based on the classic Edgar Allan Poe story "The fall of the house of Usher."
The Wormwood Star: A film study of the artwork of famed painter Majorie Cameron.
The Assignation: Long considered lost, this was Harrington's first color film. It was shot in Venice, Italy, and not unlike Fragment of seeking, follows a masked figure through the labyrinthine canals of the city, building to a spectacular climax.
On the edge: In this poetic fantasy, set against a dark industrial landscape, Harrington casts his own mother and father in the lead roles.
Picnic: Beginning in the reality of American middle-class life, Picnic portrays the idealistic dream-quest of the protagonist, from which he is finally cast off. Harrington himself described the film thus: "A satirical comment on middle-class life frames a dream-like continuity in which the protagonist pursues an illusory object of desire."
Fragment of seeking: Harrington plays a young man desperately seeking out the fleeting image of a female companion, and though he never quite catches her, he discovers much more through the surreal explorations of his own sexuality.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Flicker Alley, [2013]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 0
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.


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