The Desperate heart

United States, 1950

Film
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A modern dance solo based on a poem by John Malcolm Brinner describing the loneliness and agony resulting from the loss of a lover. A variety of camera effects and double exposures, combined with the dancing and reading by Valerie Bettis, produces an interesting experiment in modern dance film. Created, spoken and performed by Valerie Bettis; original music by Bernando Segall.

Credits

producer

Walter Strate

Duration

00:09:15:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1950

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31917

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Performance art

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Literature → Literature

Literature → Poetry

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Modern dance

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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