THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL

THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL

Regular 8mm, color, silent, 11.5 min
"THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL ... intercut[s] two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting. Levine questioned the social implications ...
Rental format: 16mm $65.00

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"THE BIG STICK/AN OLD REEL ... intercut[s] two Charlie Chaplin shorts centering on policemen with newsreel footage of police crowd control and street fighting. Levine questioned the social implications of media, not only by making temporal, aesthetic and contextual comparisons of his sources, but by presenting this discomforting ragout in a film gauge whose cost, availability and mobility make simply working it an intrinsically political gesture. Levine also understood how to use very fast cutting in old-style 8mm, a difficult task in that the splice is in the middle of the frame. A cut is therefore void of illusion, and in fact threatens to obliterate a weak image .... "... Levine's adroit use of graphic action from the newsreels and close-ups from the shorts changed the rapid cuts from awkward stumbles to almost profound superimpositions." – James Irwin, Artweek

Films

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    G-OG-OGO-GO-GOG-OG-OGO-GO-GO
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    G-OG-OGO-GO-GOG-OG-OGO-GO-GO
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    Regular 8mm, color, sound, 24 min
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    IVAN’S SCARF
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    IVAN’S SCARF
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    Regular 8mm, color, sound, 4 min
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    THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT GOTTA BOX OF LIGHT
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    THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT GOTTA BOX OF LIGHT
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    SALT OF THE SEA
    Experimental

    SALT OF THE SEA
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, regular 8mm
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    SAUL’S SCARF
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    SAUL’S SCARF
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 19.5 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
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    TEAR/OR
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    CATS CRADLE HARP WIND LOCK HEART
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    CATS CRADLE HARP WIND LOCK HEART
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 5.75 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, regular 8mm
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    LOST NOTE
    Experimental

    LOST NOTE
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, sound, 10.5 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
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    NOTE ONE
    Experimental

    NOTE ONE
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, black and white, silent, 6.5 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
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    NOTE TO PATI
    Experimental

    NOTE TO PATI
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 8 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, regular 8mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    STAR FILM
    Experimental

    STAR FILM
    Saul Levine

    16mm, color, silent, 13.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Hand-Processed
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    NOTE CHICAGO REDS AND BLUES
    Experimental

    NOTE CHICAGO REDS AND BLUES
    Saul Levine

    16mm, color, sound, 5.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    NOTE TO ERIK
    Experimental

    NOTE TO ERIK
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 4 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
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    ON THE SPOT
    Experimental

    ON THE SPOT
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 28.5 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
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    TRAVEL NOTE AND SKETCH
    Experimental

    TRAVEL NOTE AND SKETCH
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 4.5 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
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    NOTE TO COLLEEN
    Experimental

    NOTE TO COLLEEN
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 5 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, regular 8mm
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    PORTRAYAL: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
    Documentary
    Experimental

    PORTRAYAL: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, 7.5 min
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    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    NOTES OF AN EARLY FALL (Part I & II)
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    NOTES OF AN EARLY FALL (Part I & II)
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    Super 8mm, color, sound, 33.25 min
    Rental format: super8
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    RAMBLING NOTES
    Experimental

    RAMBLING NOTES
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 12 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Philosophical
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    CHARLATAN
    Experimental

    CHARLATAN
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 16.25 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, super8
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Dance
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    NEARSIGHT
    Experimental

    NEARSIGHT
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    Regular 8mm, color, sound, 1.75 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, regular 8mm
    • Erotic
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    ON GUARD
    Experimental

    ON GUARD
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, black and white, silent, 4.5 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
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    A Reel of Portrayals

    A Reel of Portrayals
    Saul Levine

    16mm, color, sound, 14.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    TWILIGHT PORTRAYAL: SHERYL KAYE
    Experimental

    TWILIGHT PORTRAYAL: SHERYL KAYE
    Saul Levine

    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 2.25 min
    Rental format: regular 8mm
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    NOT EVEN A NOTE
    Experimental

    NOT EVEN A NOTE
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, silent, 2.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    TIME TO GO TO WORK
    Experimental

    TIME TO GO TO WORK
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 10.5 min
    Rental format: super8
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    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: GROOVE TO GROOVE
    Experimental

    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: GROOVE TO GROOVE
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 11.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Films About Film
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    • Comedy
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    UNEMPLOYMENT PORTRAYAL
    Experimental

    UNEMPLOYMENT PORTRAYAL
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    Regular 8mm, color, sound, 4.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Political / Social Activism
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    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: BOPPING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BLUE
    Experimental

    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: BOPPING THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA BLUE
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 7 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, super8
    • Arts / Artists
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    RAPS AND CHANTS: PART ONE & TWO
    Experimental

    RAPS AND CHANTS: PART ONE & TWO
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 25.75 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Music
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    NEW LEFT NOTE
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    NEW LEFT NOTE
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 27.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    ARRESTED
    Experimental

    ARRESTED
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    MORTGAGE ON MY BODY
    Experimental

    MORTGAGE ON MY BODY
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 23.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    NOTE TO POLI
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    NOTE TO POLI
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
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    LIEN ON MY SOUL/PORTRAIT NOT A DREAM
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    LIEN ON MY SOUL/PORTRAIT NOT A DREAM
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    Regular 8mm, color, silent, 21 min
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    Four Films
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    Four Films
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    16mm, color, silent, 10 min
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    Shmatehs I,II,III

    Shmatehs I,II,III
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    super8, color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: super8
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    DEPARTURE
    Experimental

    DEPARTURE
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color and b/w, sound, 26 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT
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    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT
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    super8, color, sound, 30 min
    Rental formats: super8, VHS NTSC
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    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: A BRENNEN SOLL COLUMBUS N MEDINA
    Experimental

    A FEW TUNES GOING OUT: A BRENNEN SOLL COLUMBUS N MEDINA
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    Super 8mm, color, sound, 12.5 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Music
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    Schmateh IV & Scrape
    Experimental

    Schmateh IV & Scrape
    Saul Levine

    super8, color, sound, 8 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    SUBMISSION
    Experimental

    SUBMISSION
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 8 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, super8
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Films About Film
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    NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE
    Experimental

    NOTES AFTER LONG SILENCE
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 15 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Music
    • Political / Social Activism
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    PREVIEW
    Experimental

    PREVIEW
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 11 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Political / Social Activism
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    IS AS IS
    Experimental

    IS AS IS
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 2 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    AS IS IS
    Experimental

    AS IS IS
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 3.5 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, super8
    • Political / Social Activism
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    SPUN
    Experimental

    SPUN
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 15 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Erotic
    • Biography / Autobiography
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    CRESCENT
    Documentary
    Experimental

    CRESCENT
    Saul Levine

    Super 8mm, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Biography / Autobiography