Film, Video The river

About this Item

Title
The river
Summary
Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s.
Contributor Names
Lorentz, Pare, direction, writing.
Crosby, Floyd, 1899-1985, photography.
Van Dyke, Willard, photography.
Woodard, Stacy, photography.
Nosler, Lloyd, 1900-1985, editing.
Zochling, Leo, editing.
Chalmers, Thomas, 1884-1966, narration.
United States. Farm Security Administration.
AFI/Sheerin (Robert M.) Collection (Library of Congress)
Museum of Modern Art Collection (Library of Congress)
Young (Robert) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Farm Security Administration : Paramount Pictures, 1938.
Subject Headings
-  Mississippi River
-  Soil erosion--Mississippi River Valley
-  Agriculture--Mississippi River Valley
-  Logging--Mississippi River Valley
-  Floods--Mississippi River
-  Flood control--Mississippi River
-  Tennessee Valley Authority
Genre
Documentary films
Sponsored films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  LP7702 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Pare Lorenz; 29Oct37; LP7702.
-  Cinematography, Floyd Crosby, Willard Van Dyke, Stacy Woodard ; editing, Lloyd Nosler, Leo Zochling ; music, Virgil Thompson ; sound, Al Dillinger.
-  Narrator: Thomas Chalmers.
-  Non-viewing print is in poor condition. According to paperwork in Acquisition: Young, Robert file, the print originally belonged to editor, Lloyd Nosler; cannot confirm.
-  Summary from the Kentucky Historical Society website.
-  Theatrical projection print was acquired for LC's National Film Preservation Tour, featuring titles from the National Film Registry.
-  LC also holds a book entitled The river, by Pare Lorenz, with text taken verbatim from the film (LC catalog number 38027216).
-  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
-  Not viewed.
-  Sources used: Internet movie database; Kentucky Historical Society website; American Studies Group at the University of Virginia website (Reaping the golden harvest: Pare Lorentz, poet and filmmaker).
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel (ca. 31 min., ca. 1,115 ft.) : sd., b&w, 16 mm.
theatrical projection print 2 film reels of 2 (ca. 31 min., ca. 2,790 ft.) : sd., b&w, 35 mm.
non-viewing print 1 film reel (ca. 31 min., ca. 1,115 ft.) : sd., b&w, 16 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FBC 8694 (viewing print)
FQC 3681-3682 (theatrical projection print)
FTB 1633 (non-viewing print)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.00101008
Library of Congress Control Number
2007640253
Language
English
Online Format
image
video
Description
Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2007640253
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Chicago citation style:

Crosby, Floyd, Photography, Willard Van Dyke, Stacy Woodard, Thomas Chalmers, United States Farm Security Administration, Afi/Sheerin, Museum Of Modern Art Collection, and Young. The River. editeds by Nosler, Lloyd, Iting, and Zochling, Leoiting United States: Farm Security Administration: Paramount Pictures, 1938. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007640253/.

APA citation style:

Crosby, F., Van Dyke, W., Woodard, S., Chalmers, T., United States Farm Security Administration, Afi/Sheerin [...] Young, Nosler, L. & Zochling, L., eds. (1938) The River. United States: Farm Security Administration: Paramount Pictures. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007640253/.

MLA citation style:

Crosby, Floyd, Photography, et al. The River. ed by Nosler, Lloyd, Iting, and Zochling, Leoiting United States: Farm Security Administration: Paramount Pictures, 1938. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007640253/>.

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