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Basic Film Terms: A Visual Dictionary (1970)

November 12th, 2012 by Anne Richardson · 5 Comments · 1970's, Oregon director, Oregon film, Oregon film new definition, Oregon writer

Sheldon Renan made the fifteen minute educational short, Basic Film Terms: A Visual Dictionary, as a follow up to his 1967 book An Introduction to the American Underground Film: A Unique, Fully Illustrated Handbook To The Art Of Underground Film And Their Makers.

I believe Basic Film Terms is a lost film.

(Late breaking development – an eagle eyed reader found some copies! )

(Even later breaking development – a resourceful reader found copies for sale, see comments below.)

I hereby claim it as an Oregon film on the basis of the contribution of writer-director Sheldon Renan.


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Elizabeth // Nov 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Perhaps not. Three libraries in the Northwest appear to have copies on film: http://uolibraries.worldcat.org/oclc/3088409

  • 2 Anne Richardson // Nov 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Thank you, Elizabeth!

  • 3 Sheldon Renan Talks | Oregon Movies, A to Z // Dec 5, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    [...] have a hard time finding their way into the kitchen the way I had. More about Sheldon Renan: His first film His most recent film His book What keeps his interest these days Share [...]

  • 4 Andrew // Feb 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    pyramidmedia.com sells it for $79. on their web site.

  • 5 Anne Richardson // Feb 23, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Thank you, Andrew!

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