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Morris, Desmond

Summary: Surrealism did not begin as an art movement but as a philosophical strategy, a way of life, and a rebellion against the establishment that gave rise to the First World War. In Lives of the Surrealists, Desmond Morris concentrates on the artists as people?as remarkable individuals. What were their personalities, their predilections, their character strengths and flaws?Unlike the Impressionists...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 MOR

Summary: Set in pre-World War II Poland, a man visits the sanatorium where his father is dying and enters the surreal world where he relives some of his past and encounters strangeness at every turn.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mr. Bongo Worldwide 2012

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Summary: An obscure man with a vertical head of hair is living with his spaced-out girlfriend and their fetus-like child. By the end of the film, Henry is decapitated and processed into erasers in this bizarre horror film which closely approaches a nightmare.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: As animators, puppeteers, designers, writers, or directors, Philadelphia natives and identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay are renowned for artisanal methods and unusual sources of inspiration. Described as 'Kafkaesque' or 'post-apocalyptically Bruegelian' their films are inspired by twentieth-century European visual and literary culture, especially the surrealist and expressionist...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International Corp. 2000

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BRO

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Carle, Eric

Summary: "Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? Yes, there's something strange, something funny, and even downright preposterous on every page of this book. But it's not a mistake--it's nonsense! And it's also surrealism"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E CAR

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3 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CAR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE CAR

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Carle 2015

Summary: The fourth season of this classic groundbreaking series saw the beginning of one-hour episodes. This allowed for more elaborate and detailed stories which plunged viewers even further into the twilight zone.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2006

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWI

Leslie, Richard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithmark 1997

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.0406 LES

Tomkins, Calvin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Time, inc. 1966

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.4 TOM

Summary: Originally produced as individual silent motion pictures in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, these twenty-five short films epitomize the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2005

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE AVA

Summary: Filmed in the subjective language of the unconscious, this early avant-grade film appears as fresh today as when it first appeared.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Transflux Films 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CHI

Summary: Two French beggars on their way to Spain's holy city of Santiago de Compostela meet stigmatic children, crucified nuns, and others on their pilgrimage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MIL

Ades, Dawn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Art Institute 1997

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 709.04 ADE

Max

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fantagraphics Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 MAX

Summary: [Head] An exciting kaleidoscope of surreal vignettes set to music, this fast-paced film takes a psychedelic look at the pop phenomenon called the Monkees as they shatter their pre-fab image. A technically innovative rock musical.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DRAMA AME

Summary: An exploration of the world and the works of Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAG

Summary: Complete second season, 1960-1961, of Rod Serling's classic, groundbreaking series exploring the fantastic and frightening.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 2006

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3 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TWI

Summary: Over 160 films survey the hitherto unknown accomplishments of pioneer filmmakers working in the United States and abroad during the formative period of American film. The series postulates an innovative and often controversial view of experimental cinema as a product of avant-garde artists, of Hollywood directors, and of amateur movie-makers working collectively and as individuals at all levels...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anthology Film Archives 2005

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1 available in Avant-Garde DVDs, Call number: DVD AVANT-GARDE UNS

Descharnes, Robert.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Taschen 1998

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.6 DES

Magritte, René

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cameo/Abrams 1996

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.9493 MAG

Wenzel, Angela.

Summary: Discover the world of Salvador Dali and how he paints pictures within pictures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prestel 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709.2 DAL

Summary: Using a melange of strange and unrelated images, this surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention and the society intent on preventing them from satisfying their desire is a statement by Buñuel on the nature of the bourgeoisie, the Church and the police. Banned in France within two weeks of its release.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AGE

Summary: Based on two Edgar Allen Poe stories and the works of the Marquis de Sade, uses live action, stop-motion animation and other methods to tell the story of a young man who becomes involved with a decadent marquis and his lavish and kinky lifestyle in 19th century France.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LUN

Summary: A screenwriter, revising the movie he is working on, finds that reality and fiction are blurring together when some of the characters in his film are showing up in real life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Slipstream 2008

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