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Title The sweetest sound [videorecording] : a film / by Alan Berliner ; produced in association with ARTE France [and others] ; an Independent Television Service presentation ; produced, directed, written and edited by Alan Berliner

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Lorber HT Digital, [2009]
©2009
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Audio-Visual  AV DEPT PN1995.9.E96 B37 S83 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
two-dimensional moving image rdacontent
video rdamedia
videodisc rdacarrier
Series Alan Berliner collection
Alan Berliner collection
Note Originally produced in 2001
Bonus features: POV interview with Alan Berliner; "Natural history", a short film by Alan Berliner; "The art of process" ; a DVD-ROM catalogue
Director of photography, Richard Dallett
DVD, NTSC region 0, full frame
Subtitles in English, French, and Spanish
"With the intimacy and humor of a personal essay, Berliner dives headfirst inside the American name pool in search of the treasures and dangers hidden inside his own name. A film that starts out in search of identity slowly transforms into a meditation on mortality. Along the way, he confronts his parents about the origins of his name, his sister about the names she gave her children and visits the Jim Smith Society, the National Linda Convention, the streets of New York, Holocaust name memorials, the Vietnam Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. He also stumbles upon some surprising news about name changes at Ellis Island."--Director's Website
LC subject Names, Personal
Berliner, Alan -- Name
Experimental films
Identity (Psychology)
Documentary films. lcgft
Feature films. lcgft
Add Author Berliner, Alan, director
Arte France cinéma (Firm)
Lorber HT Digital
New Video Group
Independent Television Service
Alt Title Subtitle from container: Film about names
ISBN 0982426879
9780982426876
ISBN/ISSN 705105268316
Music # LF-DVD-57