[Videolib] Borderline

Margaret Porter (gporter@nd.edu)
Thu, 31 Jul 2003 15:09:34 -0500

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Hello,
I've located copies of the 16 mm format, but I'm trying to establish=20
whether a video in any format has been made of this film.
Thanks.
Margaret

Borderline
Directed by Kennith Macpherson
UK / 1930 / 16mm / b&w / 60 mins
Re-discovered in 1983, this intruiging example of avant-garde cinima stars=
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Paul Robesonand his wife Eslanda and was little known at its time. The=20
title refers to the precarios social and psycic identity of the two=20
protagonist, and to sitaution of the black couple as victims of racial=20
prejudice. Influenced by Soviet montage and Vienese psycoanalysis, the=20
film's subjective visions are used to render " the labyrinth of the human=20
mind =85its fantasy, supressionand desires "(Macpherson).

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G. Margaret Porter
Librarian, Reference Department
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame IN 46556

Phone:574-631-7620
Fax: 574-631-8887
E-Mail: porter.2@nd.edu

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Hello,
I've located copies of the 16 mm format, but I'm trying to establish whether a video in any format has been made of this film.
Thanks.
Margaret

Borderline
Directed by Kennith Macpherson
UK / 1930 / 16mm / b&w / 60 mins
Re-discovered in 1983, this intruiging example of avant-garde cinima stars Paul Robesonand his wife Eslanda and was little known at its time. The title refers to the precarios social and psycic identity of the two protagonist, and to sitaution of the black couple as victims of racial prejudice. Influenced by Soviet montage and Vienese psycoanalysis, the film's subjective visions are used to render " the labyrinth of the human mind =85its fantasy, supressionand desires "(Macpherson).

***************************************************************
G. Margaret Porter
Librarian, Reference Department
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame IN 46556

Phone:574-631-7620
Fax:  574-631-8887
E-Mail: porter.2@nd.edu

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