From: C Keefer (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 07 2006 - 12:56:04 PST
Gene asked re "Walking from Munich to Berlin" - the 16mm print distributed by Canyon Cinema is listed at 4 mins; in Moritz's Fischinger biography, Optical Poetry, in the filmography the film is also listed as 4 mins. I believe it is slightly shorter than 4 mins and that he 'rounded up' to the nearest half-minute, as he often did.
This version (just short of 4 mins) is on the Re:Voir PAL Fischinger Vol. 2 videotape distributed in Europe, and on the old (out of print) Fischinger Vol. 2 videotape formerly distributed in the US. Light Cone (Paris) should have a 16mm copy of this film as well.
Kate is on this list so I suspect we'll hear from her soon re her project.
For those who are not aware, The Fischinger Archive has a website, www.oskarfischinger.org, though portions are under construction including the filmography page.
>From: FRAMEWORKS automatic digest system <email suppressed>
>Sent: Feb 7, 2006 9:51 AM
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>Subject: FRAMEWORKS Digest - 7 Feb 2006 - Special issue (#2006-69)
>Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 11:25:42 -0500
>From: Jeff Economy <email suppressed>
>Subject: Re: Research question..... (Oskar Fischinger )
>While we're on the subject, does anyone know if Kate Dollenmayer ever finished her remake?
>>A question raised by this: Does the complete version of "Walking from Munich to Berlin" exist? On both of the laserdiscs I have (Japanese and American), the original 3.5 minutes has been compressed to one minute.
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