Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World by Shirley Clarke (US, 1963, 51 min.). President John F. Kennedy’s speech on the occasion of Robert Frost receiving the Congressional Gold Medal forms the epigraph for director Shirley Clarke’s powerfully human portrait of Frost, shot just months before the poet’s death in 1963. Clarke captures the rhythmic flow of the poet’s life by intercutting footage of Frost out in the world and scenes of his purposeful, solitary puttering around the house and grounds of his rural home in Vermont.
Preservation funded by The Packard Humanities Institute and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive and UCLA Film & Television Archive from two 35mm acetate prints. Laboratory services by The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics, and NT Picture and Sound. Special thanks to Joe Lindner, Robert Gitt.
Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer by Thom Andersen, with Fay Andersen and Morgan Fisher (US, 1975, 59 min.). An innovative film combines a biography of Muybridge, a re-animation of his historic sequential photographs, and an inspired examination of their philosophical implications.
Preservation funded by The Packard Humanities Institute. Preserved in consultation with Thom Andersen from the original 16mm color reversal A/B rolls and the original 16mm fullcoat magnetic soundtrack. Laboratory services by The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, Audio Mechanics, Endpoint Audio Labs, NT Picture and Sound, Modern VideoFilm, Inc.