Dawson City

Dawson City

Frozen Time

DVD - 2017
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"This meditation on cinema's past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brough 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Ros collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City : Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation"--Container.
Publisher: [New York, New York] :, Kino Lorber,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: DVD 384.8 Dawson 2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,silent and sound, color and black and white ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Alternative Title: Frozen time [DVD]


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Dec 03, 2017

Totally unique. Story of Dawson told by using old silent movie clips and some still photo images from glass negative. This silent movies were lost to the world until accidentally unearthed in Dawson - a interesting story. On the downside - the music is distracting and often disturbing. I finally just turned off the sound.


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