Camera Three - Season 17

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  • The Sufi Way
    The Sufi Way
    Episode 43
    7/30/72
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    Host James Macandrew welcomes filmmaker Elda Hartley, who introduces her movie about the life of the Sufi religion masters and their disciples in Turkey, Iran, Tunis, Morocco, India and Spain. Huston Smith, professor of philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, wrote and narrates the film.
  • The Illustrated Alfred Hitchcock [Part II]
    This is the second part of two-part series on Hitchcock. Film critic William Everson interviews Hitchcock and excerpts from some of his early films are shown and discussed. They include "Number Seventeen", "The Lodger", "The Man Who Knew Too Much" and "Notorious". Discussions are held on his film, "The Birds".
  • The Illustrated Alfred Hitchcock [Part I]
    Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock of the best mystery-suspense films the screen has produced, will be interviewed in two separate half hours. In part one, Pia Lindstrom will talk with the master about many aspects of his craft and film clips will be scattered throughout. The film director will discuss his use of such devices as unusual methods of murder, trains, aristocratic blonde women and bizarre, highly svspenseful situations which characterize most of the numerous films be has directed. Specific points made by Hitchcock in the course of these conversations will be illustrated by film dips, among them a sequence from the silent film "The Lodger" (in which he cteverly suggested sound), a montage of beautiful women such as Ingrid Bergman, Eva Marie Saint, Madeleine Carroll, Janet Leigh, Grace Kelly and others who have starred in his films, and a montage of those eagerly awaited moments when Hitchcock himself appeared on camera.moreless
  • Radical Theater: Then and Now
    7/9/72
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    Theater buffs will want to tune in for a discussion between producer-director John Housemann, whose work with Orson Welles in the 1930s he described with vivid detail in his recent memoirs, "Runthrough," and author-social commentator-columnist Marya Mannes. They'll be exchanging views on the work of the radical theater of the '30s, its concern with defining issues and righting wrongs and its apparent rebirth on the theater scene today.moreless
  • The Fine Art of Film Animation
    6/25/72
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    Filmmakers John and Faith Hubley are interviewed by CBS essayist Andy Rooney on the state of cartoonists and animators and three of their animated films are shown, "Bouncing Ball", "Of Men and Demons", and "The Hat".
  • Serendipty
    Serendipty
    Episode 38
    6/18/72
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    A rare examination of Chinese Buddhism is illustrated with the showing of a film by Yango Weng in which the origin and development of Buddhism as well as its effect on the political and cultural life of the community is charted.
  • Chester Himes: Reflections
    6/11/72
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    The celebrated Black author and long-time expatriate Chester Himes discusses his life and work with the young Black poetess Nikki Giovanni. Himes also recites a memoir written especially for this program. He and Giovanni also discuss the art of fiction and role of the Black writer in America today.
  • The City in the Image of Man: Ideas and Works of Paolo Soleri [Part IV]
    The fourth in a four part series featuring Paolo Soleri, architect-philosopher-future thinker. The series is an examination of his ideas on architecture, the future of urban centers, the Earth's ability to sustain itself under the increasing load of human population, the interaction of art and utility, the future of ideas we take for granted, (such as progress and technology), and the changing nature of man himself. Stewart Udall is on-camera host and voice-over narrator. Soleri is seen in dialogue with a wide range of persons whose concerns and expertise intersect his own ideas. A great deal of film and photographs illustrates the themes discussed. Themes discussed in this part: Soleri and Ylvisacker in discussion of Soleri's ideas for New Jersey's Meadowlands; population and traffic.moreless
  • The City in the Image of Man: Ideas and Works of Paolo Soleri [Part III]
    The third in a four part series featuring Paolo Soleri, architect-philosopher-future thinker. The series is an examination of his ideas on architecture, the future of urban centers, the Earth's ability to sustain itself under the increasing load of human population, the interaction of art and utility, the future of ideas we take for granted, (such as progress and technology), and the changing nature of man himself. Stewart Udall is on-camera host and voice-over narrator. Soleri is seen in dialogue with a wide range of persons whose concerns and expertise intersect his own ideas. A great deal of film and photographs illustrates the themes discussed. Themes discussed on this part: breakdown of industrial society, history of the idea of an ideal community, in what way ghettos have more life than suburbia, man defined by environment as well as by genetic code.moreless
  • The City in the Image of Man: Ideas and Works of Paolo Soleri [Part II]
    The second in a four part series featuring Paolo Soleri, architect-philosopher-future thinker. The series is an examination of his ideas on architecture, the future of urban centers, the Earth's ability to sustain itself under the increasing load of human population, the interaction of art and utility, the future of ideas we take for granted, (such as progress and technology), and the changing nature of man himself. Stewart Udall is on-camera host and voice-over narrator. Soleri is seen in dialogue with a wide range of persons whose concerns and expertise intersect his own ideas. A great deal of film and photographs illustrates the themes discussed. The main themes discussed in this part: The construction of Arcosanti in Arizona; cities that work in the desert; why the implosion of megalopolis is necessary; living on the sea; search for a just and congruous environment.moreless
  • The City in the Image of Man: Ideas and Works of Paolo Soleri [Part I]
    The first in a four part series featuring Paolo Soleri, architect-philosopher-future thinker. The series is an examination of his ideas on architecture, the future of urban centers, the Earth's ability to sustain itself under the increasing load of human population, the interaction of art and utility, the future of ideas we take for granted, (such as progress and technology), and the changing nature of man himself. Stewart Udall is on-camera host and voice-over narrator. Soleri is seen in dialogue with a wide range of persons whose concerns and expertise intersect his own ideas. A great deal of film and photographs illustrates the themes discussed. The main theme discussed on this program: cities are the man made landscape and are essential to the continuation of civilization; but new cities must come about, built up, not out.moreless
  • Japan Old and New [Part II]
    5/7/72
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    Portion of a personal film by Rod McCall tracking the lives and works of a group of young Japanese artists who have settled in New York City. Interviews, parties, scenes of artists at work. They have all been influenced by rapid changes in American culture, difference between east and west, emerging styles like Pop Art, and the usual difficulties that beset the avant garde and the expatriate. Last week Camera Three offered a film illustrating the classic style which the Japanese exponents of the performing arts cling to with extraordinary grace and skill. On this program Camera Three beams on a group of young Japanese artists in. New York who have left their homeland seeking a larger and freer canvas to work on than the traditionalists in their country have afforded them.moreless
  • Japan Old and New [Part I]
    4/30/72
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    Ballet buffs are treated to a world premiere of a film featuring Japan's greatest living actor-dancer, Onoe Baiko, whom the Emperor recently named a "living national treasure." Film of the performance by Onoe Baiko of "The Salt Gatherer," an 18th century Kabuki dance based on a Noh drama about a simple local girl who loves a court noble during his exile to a remote island and her subsequent abandonment. Baiko also grants a rare interview explaining his art and the origin of the dance he performs with Faubion Bowers.moreless
  • Novella Nelson: Excerpts From My Life
    4/16/72
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    Performance and reflections by, Black artist, Novella Nelson, whose talents range over television, cabaret, Broadway show and recording studio. On this program she sings several songs. Jazz musicians are Linda Twine, Richard Davis, Freddie Waites.
  • Louise Nevelson
    Louise Nevelson
    Episode 29
    4/9/72
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    Tune in for a filmed portrait of 71-year-old sculptor Louise Nevelson, whose extraordinary work with wood has gained her a controversial as well as an envied place in the history of American art. Just as interesting is her new concentration on working with plexiglass, in which she sees not only new light but "new insight."moreless
  • Theater of Latin America: Fair of Opinion
    Excerpts of poetry, theater, film and song from an evening-length "fair" of Latin American arts currently running in New York City. The unifying theme is the traditional view of Latin America's art is changing, away from "folklore" and toward a more realistic view of the aspirations of th tens of millions of people who until now have been largely out of the mainstream of world theater. Artistic director Augusto Boal and poet Raquel Jodorwsky are the guests.moreless
  • The Computer Generation!
    3/19/72
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    Stan Van Der Beek, experimental filmmaker at work with friend and computer expert Wade Shaw, at the sophisticated "new" (1972) computer at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and discussing the inevitable interaction of computers with artistic creativity.
  • The National Theater of the Deaf
    3/12/72
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    Deaf young actors perform two theater pieces composed and choreographed for them by Joe Layton (a music-dance rendition of "Three Blind Mice") and J. Ranelli's montage of dreams, "Promenade." David Hays, Artistic Director of the Company, appears on camera and explains the group's method and aesthetic. Signing (hand gestures and finger-spelling) is accompanied by some voice-over commentary. This remarkable theater group whose work has been uniquely successful under the direction of scenic designer David Hays demonstrates its skill as performers in two short pieces. Hays discusses the works' themselves and their importance to the company of deaf actors as they perform a musical piece called "Curtain Raiser" based on the nursery rhyme, "Three Blind Mice"; and, "Promenade," a dramatic work on dreams based on actual dreams of members of the company.moreless
  • Gisela May Sings Brecht
    3/5/72
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    Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht's East German theater the "Berliner Ensemble" sings songs (one in English, the others in German with subtitles on screen) on texts by Brecht to music by Paul Dessau, Hans Eisler and Kurt Weill. Gisela May introduces each song with an English explanation. May recalls the playwright and performs excerpts from "The Threepenny Opera," "Schweik in the Second World War," "Mahagonny" and "Seven Deadly Sins."moreless
  • The Classical Tunes by John Sebastian
    2/27/72
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    This program offers a concert of classical music featuring works by Brahms, Debussy, Bach and Veracini by a virtuoso of the instrument, John Sebastian.
  • Tonadillas
    Tonadillas
    Episode 23
    2/20/72
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    Popular songs (tonadillas) reflecting the fire and tone of Goya's early 19th century Spain, written by Enrique Granados (1867-1916), take over- the show this morning. On hand to give them the brilliance they deserve are Metropolitan Opera soprano Pilar Lorengar, who sings some of the tonadillas, as well as an aria from Granados' opera "Goyescas," to the accompaniment of Louis Hemsley on the guitar.moreless
  • The Ritual Athletes of Iran: The Sport of Religion
    Program of a highly stylized ritual involving weight-lifting, wrestling, dancing and calisthenics performed by a group of Iranian Moslems for whom this is an established form of communal worship. Faubion Bowers, author-critic does the commentary.
  • Juilliard String Quartet: The First Quarter Century
    Performance by the Juilliard String Quartet, on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the famous quartet. Members of the quartet Claus Adam, Robert Mann, Earl Carlyes, Samuel Rhodes comment on the music and illustrate various string techniques.
  • Acrobatics of Dance The Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe
    Performance of national dances by the Sierra Leone National Dance Company. The dances reflect the cultural diversity and tribal traditions of the country. The dances are highly acrobatic and expressive. Commentary by writer-critic Faubion Bowers.
  • An Examination of "A Clockwork Orange"
    Excerpts from director Stanley Kubrick's award-winning film "A Clockwork Orange" and discussion of its creation and meaning with the author of the book Anthony Burgess, its star Malcolm McDowell, and America's leading film historian William Everson. Photographs illustrate explanation of the film's unusual computerized music score.
  • Worship of Music: The Dagar Singers of India
    A concert by the brothers Dagar, Muslims living in Begal, India. Commentary by Faubion Bowers, who comments on Hinduism, the seed syllable "Om", mysticism, ancient Moghul India and the music performed here.
  • Josef Albers
    Josef Albers
    Episode 17
    1/2/72
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    Josef Albers at 83 years of age in conversation with art critic for the New York Times Grace Glueck. Albers is one of the seminal painters of our generation. His influence as a teacher of art in America has been very important. Film excerpts show Albers at work and teaching at Black Mountain College before World War II. Albers discusses some of his pictures of squares.moreless
  • Search for Ecstasy: Morocco
    12/26/71
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    A performance by the National Dance Company of Morocco, with definitive commentary on the company and its style by music critic Faubion Bowers.
  • Parables from "Godspell"
    12/19/71
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    A hit of the 1971 off-Broadway season, "Godspell", is here presented in excerpts. Based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, the segments chosen for this broadcast illustrate the play's narrative technique and its special use of lighthearted music and humor in recounting serious themes.
  • Goddess Dancers of Cambodia
    12/12/71
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    The Palace Dancers of Cambodia, once one of the finest Asian troupes in the world, perform two dances from the classical repertoire. There is a demonstration of styles and commentary on training methods as Bowers talks with an 18 year old star-dancer. Dances included are "Indra's Garden and the Queen of the Apsaras" and "Mekhala and the Diamond".moreless
  • A Primer for "2001: A Space Odyssey"
    12/5/71
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    A "primer" or explanation of the basic plot, themes, sources and meanings in Stanley Kubrick's widely praised and often misunderstood epic motion picture, released in 1968. Film clips illustrate the scenes as interpreted in a script narrated by Keir Dullea, one of the stars of the film. Includes some behind-the-scenes information and references to material not included in the final cut.moreless
  • Nijinsky by Bejart [Part II]
    11/28/71
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    Part II. Again as in last week's part I of this two-part series on Maurice Bejart's new ballet, "Nijinksy, Clown of God," excerpts of bis choreographic study of the legendary dancer's life are performed by Bejart's Ballet of the 20th Century group. Another feature is a discussion of his controversial style by Bejart and dance critic Faubion Bowers.moreless
  • Nijinsky by Bejart [Part I]
    11/21/71
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    The first part of a two-part series. A filmed exploration of the latest full-length ballet work by choreographer, Maurice Bejart, "Nijinsky, Clown of God". Eighty dancers from Bejart's "Ballet of the Twentieth Century" are involved in this performance. Bejart discusses aspects of his work with dance-music expert, Faubion Bowers.
  • Gilberto Gil
    Gilberto Gil
    Episode 10
    11/14/71
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    Gilberto Gil, well-known Brazilian guitarist and singer, since 1958 exile in America, performs songs (in English with some Portuguese). The music shows the influence of Latin America, Portuguese, jazz, and primitive "countryside" forms. Titles include: "Can't Find My Way", "I Want to Change the World", "Just Want to Talk to You", "I Came Home So Happy" and "I'm Gonna Do My Best".moreless
  • Color Music
    Color Music
    Episode 9
    11/7/71
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    The synchronization of light and sound as a structural essence in a piece of music is the subject of this exploratory Sunday morning series. Music lovers and film buffs will be offered an unusual experiment with two pieces of music, a movement from Beethoven's "Eighth Symphony", and a portion of Prokofiev's "Overture on Hebrew Themes."moreless
  • Topaze, Mark of a Forgotten Master
    10/31/71
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    Film buffs won't want to miss this half hour recollection and review of a film director whose work in the late '20s and early '30s' made history, and just as suddenly came to an end. He is the late Harry d'Abbadio d'Arrast, best known perhaps for his 1933 comedy classic "Topaze," starring Jphn Barrymore and Myrna Loy. Tune in for excerpts from that movie and an evaluation of it and its director by cinema historians.moreless
  • Fall, a film by Tom DeWitt
    10/24/71
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    Filmmaker Tom DeWitt demonstrates radical techniques used to achieve new images and effects on 16mm film. These include repeated loops, videographics (such as color distortions, and matting one image in another) and synthetic music. His film "Fall", 15 minutes long is shown.
  • Persian Legacy
    Persian Legacy
    Episode 6
    10/17/71
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    In commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of ancient Persia's glory which is being celebrated by Iran, its contemporary successor, this month, Camera Three offers a unique capsule demonstration of Persia's literature and art.
  • The Art of Classical Guitar
    10/10/71
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    A concert by the young guitar master Christopher Parkening whom the great Segovia dubbed "one of my musical heirs." Performance pieces include works by Bach, Weiss, Albeniz, Mudarra, Villa-Lobos, and a portion of Rodrigo's "Fantasia para un Gentilhombre" written for Segovia and played by Parkening with the CBS Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Antonini.moreless
  • Notes on the New York Film Festival
    10/3/71
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    Two directors whose work is featured in the ninth annual New York Film Festival discuss their work and ideas with Molly Haskell, film critic for "The Village Voice." Excerpts from their most recent films illustrate their conversation Peter Bogdanovich is represented by "The Last Picture Show", Henry Jaglom by "A Safe Place."moreless
  • Moving Together, Mind and Body
    9/26/71
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    The art of Tai Chi shown by performance and explanation by Al Huang, Chinese-born teacher of tai chi, calligraphy, eastern dance movement and meditation. Film clips illustrate Huang at work with various groups.
  • Boulez on Varese [Part II]
    9/19/71
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    Pierre Boulez rehearses the 1920's composition "Octandre" by Edgard Varese, and discusses the piece with music critic Michael Steinberg. The piece is then performed again. This is part two of a two-part series using this technique and the music of Varese.
  • Boulez on Varese [Part I]
    9/12/71
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    Pierre Boulez rehearses the 1920's composition "Offrandes" by Edgard Varese, and discusses the piece with music critic Michael Steinberg. The piece is then performed again. This is part one of a two-part series using this technique and the music of Varese.
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