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Preliminary Guide to the Raul Ruiz film and videotape collection, 1960-1996

Abstract

Acclaimed Chilean filmmaker now living in exile in France.

Feature and short films in Spanish, French, Italian, and English. Includes reels of audio and video film. One set of videocassettes contains Ruiz' interpretation of Dante's Inferno, produced for television by the BBC. Some films deal with social conditions in Chile during the 1960s and 1970s. Others are fabulist films set in various places around the world. Also included are use copies of the collection in DVD and VHS formats.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Ruiz, Raul
Title
Raul Ruiz film and videotape collection 1960-1996
Language of Material
Spanish, French, English, Italian
Extent
5.4 Linear Feet, 166 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Feature and short films in Spanish, French, Italian, and English. Includes reels of audio and video film. One set of videocassettes contains Ruiz' interpretation of Dante's Inferno, produced for television by the BBC. Some films deal with social conditions in Chile during the 1960s and 1970s. Others are fabulist films set in various places around the world. Also includes 5 DVD use copies and 3 VHS use copies.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is restricted.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Also, original audiovisual materials are CLOSED to patron use. Use copies are available in the collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Feature and short films in Spanish, French, Italian, and English. Includes reels of audio and video film. One set of videocassettes contains Ruiz' interpretation of Dante's Inferno, produced for television by the BBC. Some films deal with social conditions in Chile during the 1960s and 1970s. Others are fabulist films set in various places around the world.

Original audiovisual materials are CLOSED to patron use. Use copies are available for some items in the collection.

Treasure Island (English)

(other title: L'isle au tresor). "Copie 0." Screening reels -- ready to view.

(7 reels, 600 meters each, 35 mm. film; Approx. 2 hrs., 10 mins.)
L'autel de l'amitie'

( "The altar of friendship" )

(1 reel, 600 m., 16 mm. film)
Viaggio clandestino (Italian)

( "Clandestine voyage." ) "Copie 0."

(2 reels, 300 m. each, 16 mm. film)
Nadie dijo nada (Spanish, 1971)

( "Nobody said anything." ) Probably only copy in existence.

(2 reels, 500 m. each, 16 mm. film)

( "The suspended career." ) Magnetic sound. "Copie mixage": image and magnetic sound mixed; basically ready to view.

Canister 1

"copie mixage"

(2 reels, circa 250 m. each, 16 mm.)
Canister 2
(2 reels, circa 250 m. each, 16 mm.)
Canister 3

On cover "color film," "Copie 0"

(2 reels, circa 250 m. each, 16 mm.)
Paya y talla (Spanish)

"Copie 0"

(One canister: one reel, 240 meters, 16 mm. film; about 25 minutes.)

"Incomplete film" on original inventory (probably means in process of being edited, etc.)

Canister 1
(All sound: 5 reels ("1988") plus one image reel)
Canister 2
(All sound: 7 reels)
Canister 2a
(2 reels, one image, one sound)
Canister 3
(2 reels, probably "double band" -- i.e., sound and image? One may be a sound edit (only sound))
Canister (no number)
(8 reels, some sound, some image (separately on each reel))
L'autel de l'amitie Security mixage
(One reel, 600 m., magnetic sound, 16 mm. film)
Sotelo

"Copie 0" "Copie optical" but looks like it also has optical sound.

(One reel, 200 m., 16 mm. film)

( "The hay-makers" ?)

Canister 1
(2 separate reels, 250 m., sound; 250 m. image, 16 mm.)
Canister 2 material pour montage:
(7 small reels, 200 m., image, 16 mm.)
Canister 3
(1 reel, 500 m. magnetic sound, 16 mm.)
Reels of magnetic sound

"Comidas" 1-4; "Payadores" 1-5, missing #3, or boxes are mislabeled?

(8 reels)

Voyage d'une main (French)

(2 reels, one sound, one image, 250 m. ea., 16 mm. film)

( "Journey of a hand" )

Image reel: Copie travail plus commentaire and 1986
Sound reel: Copie securite
Les divisions de la nature (French)

(Alternate title "Chambord." ) Part of a French series on castles in France, called Un homme, un chateau. "Copie 0." Distribution copy: ready for viewing.

(1 reel, 16 mm, sound and image mixed)

(alternate title, Basta la palabra). TV series on Dante.

Canister Bob.1
(2 reels, sound and image separate)
copie travail, version synchro,
(612 m.)
son direct
(1 reel (sound only))
copie travail bob. 1
(1 reel (image and sound?))
Canister Number II

Probably working edit copy (in progress)

(2 reels, Bob. 2 on each, probably sound and image separate)
Canister Bob. 3
(2 reels, probably sound and image)
Canister Bob. 4

Working print (in progress)

(2 reels, sound and image, Bob. 4 on each)
Canister Bob. 5

Also labeled on cover "Fin- Infierno 2."

(2 reels, sound and image separate)
Canister (not numbered)
(2 reels, Fin/Direct1/Bob.2 written on each. One image, one sound.)
Sound reels from El Infierno II. unfinished film 1991
(26 reels (original list said 25) of sound (magnetic tape))
Sound reels (FX) from English television version of Infierno (?).
(6 sound reels)

La telenovela errante

(4 canisters: one is labeled #5 -- by mistake?)

( "The [wandering?] soap opera" )

Canister 1

(NOTE: film very loose, unwinding off of core)

(2 reels, 350 m. each, sound and image, 16 mm.)
Canister 2
(2 reels, 350 m. each, sound and image, 16 mm.)
Canister 3
(2 reels, 350 m. each, sound and image, 16 mm.)
Canister 4

(NOTE: film unwinding off of core; film is getting bent)

(2 reels, 350 m. each, sound and image, 16 mm.)
Paisajes (Spanish)

( "Landscapes." ) Negative copy. "1989" on some canisters.

(9 canisters, one reel each, 120 m. each, 35 mm.)
Reels

Canisters labeled "1-6" and "Rollo 1-Rollo 3."

(2 sets of reels)

Las Meninas (Spanish)

(120 m. total?, 16 mm. film)

Film about the painter Velasquez.

Canister 1
(one reel, mislabeled A propos de Nice)
Canister 2

"304" , negative copy.

(one reel)
Canister 3
(2 reels, sound and image (waiting to be mixed?))
Canister 4
(Contains one reel, image only)
Realismo socialista (documentary, Spanish)
(2500 m. magnetic sound, 16 mm film. 2500 m. magnetic image, 16 mm. film)
Double band
(Sound and image on one reel, in two bands.)
Large canisters
(11 canisters, 8 with 2 reels each, but three with 3, 4, and 7 rolls of film, respectively.)
Small canister
(Contains one reel (probably sound))
Small canister
(2 reels)
Magnetic tape reels of sound.
(2 reels)

( "The one-eyed person" )

Canister
(2 reels, 300 m. each, image, 16 mm.)
Canisters
(3 canisters contain 4 reels, 300 m. each, magnetic sound, 16 mm.)
Classification des plantes (French)

(The classification of plants)

(3 reels, 60 m. each, 1 image and 2 sound, 16 mm.)
Le meurtre (French)

( "The murder" ? could also be "The shame," "The crime" )

(2 reels, 30 m. each, 1 image, 1 sound, 16 mm.)

Box contains 5 DVD and 3 VHS use copies of films in the collection

Il Viaggio clandestino
Box 1
Les Divisions de la nature
Box 1
Paya y talla
Box 1
Sotelo
Box 1
L'Autel de l'amitie
Box 1

VHS use copies

(3 videocassettes)
Sotelo and Paya y talla
Box 1
Il Viaggio clandestino
Box 1
Les Divisions de la nature and L'autel de l'amitie
Box 1

Historical Note

Acclaimed Chilean filmmaker now living in exile in France.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Raul Ruiz film and videotape Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Raul Ruiz film and videotape collection were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a deposit in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, 1996; and John Mayrose, May 2007

Encoded by John Mayrose, May 2007

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.