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Bill Morrison's Short Films • 25m

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    Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • 2004 • 8 minutes

    "In Light Is Calling, a deteriorating scene from James Young's The Bells (1926) was optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon's seven-minute composition. The aesthetic of Morrison's film is inexorably intertwined with many of Mich...

  • The Mesmerist

    Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • 2003 • 16 minutes

    The film is a re-edit of a deteriorated nitrate print of "The Bells" (1926), starring Lionel Barrymore and Boris Karloff.

    Bill Frisell, guitar; Tony Scherr, bass; Kenny Wollesen, drums.

  • Outerborough

    Directed by Bill Morrison • Documentary • 2005 • 9 minutes

    In 1899, a photographer at American Mutoscope & Biograph mounted his camera on the front of a trolley traveling over the Brooklyn Bridge. The three 90-foot rolls he created were edited to together to complete the journey from Manhatt...