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Strange Victory / Target Films presents ; scenario by Leo Hurwitz ; narration written by Saul Levitt ; produced by Barnet L. Rosset, Jr. ; directed by Leo Hurwitz.

Publication:
[Harrington Park, NJ] : Milestone Film & Video, [2015]
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (64 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Race discrimination -- United States -- History.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945).
Race discrimination.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Experimental films.
History.
Documentary films.
Experimental films.
System Details:
DVD.
Summary:
"'Strange Victory' was the first solo film by Leo Hurwitz, a central character in the radical Frontier Film movement. It is both an exposé and inside view of the facts of the Cold War as experienced at the very moment of its birth. The director's vision amounts to an almost surrealist network of images and sounds about the perverse consequences of the "strange victory"--How high hopes are destroyed, and the flowers of evil grow instead, with aggressive Capitalism and anti-Semitism taking over, vampire-like, all aspects of everyday life, probably including personalities who had natural goodness in them. It's not just a Cold War, it is also a civil war. The chilling existence of American fascism is revealed through a puzzle of collage materials."--Container.
Participant:
Narrators: Alfred Drake, Muriel Smith, Gary Merrill, and others.
Credits:
Photography, Peter Glushanok, George Jacobson; music, David Diamond; editor, Leo Hurwitz.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
Contributor:
John G. Hartman Memorial Library Fund.
Hurwitz, Leo T., 1909-1991, writer, director.
Levitt, Saul, film producer.
Target Films, production company.
Milestone Film & Video, publisher, distributor.
OCLC:
965502383
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