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Title: Signals Through The Flames
Source: Mystic Fire Video
Picture Quality Poor
I made this transcription from a capture board using a VHS tape.
Signals Through The Flames documents the Living Theater of Julian Beck and Judith Melina.
It is the story of political action expressed through experimental theater and is for
those archival purposes of theater history and lessons from the movement.
The original VHS is out of print. Mystic Fire has not duplicated the film to dvd.
Please contact them if you think this work is worth preserving for a new generation
of theater experimenters. A few copies of the VHS exist but they are difficult to
find. This torrent may be of interest to editors of The Drama Review at MIT.
As said in the description, the quality of the job content is poor due to lack
of experience with video capture and editing. Please see it as a piece of antique
television that never was broadcast.
Julian Beck died in 1985 of stomach cancer. Judith Melina continues to work
as an actress.
The Living Theater now maintains a website with information on current productions.
Notes written May 19th, 2007 (updated August 12th, 2008
Aug 13, 2008, 02:59:37
Number of files
1210d , 10h 21m 31s ago
Announces a benefit in New York City at Papp's Public Theater. Also has additional details of the history of the Living Theater.
Please encourage Mystic Fire to make a dvd version
of this Signals Through The Flames torrent.
Aug 14 2008, 02:06 UTC
I have a version of this, with filename 'Signals Through The Flames.avi', that's identical to this one frame-for-frame, with the same codecs and dimensions. But it's at a much higher bitrate and therefore much larger (698.8 GB instead of 249.8 GB), and marginally but noticeably better in quality. Unless one has bandwidth limitations to deal with, I think the larger one is worth the extra download time.
BTW, I have no memory of where I got the larger one from, except that it was probably a torrent download, but presumably it comes from the same rip as the version here does, and it might even be its direct parent. (It's definitely not the divx version that's listed on this site as torrent 1961.) Maybe the uploader of the present version can enlighten us.
I should also add that I own a copy of the VHS tape that's probably a lot better, but I can't locate it at the moment. I may have loaned it to a friend who's presently out of town (and will return after letting Barak "Troops-to-Afghanistan" Obama know what he thinks of him). If and when I get my hands on the tape, I'll rip it with my DVD recorder and upload it in one or another form.
Aug 21 2008, 07:37 UTC
The history of me an this doc begain at a video store.I made a duplicate of the vhs and kept it for many years. Morecently I acquired a capture board and hooked up all my stuff to get it digitized for the net community. My copy wasn't good. There was one extant copy in the State of Wisconsin, USA at a library. I got that but the effect was the same because my ability with AVI Sync and manipulating filters was so poor.
I wrote Mystic Fire directly so that they would do a real transcription to dvd with profession gear, titling and so forth.
There was this larger copy floating around at TPB as I recall. But the download took forever because peeps were not seeding it properly.
If you can make a good one, I'm all for it.
(I remember Nim Chimpsky as well.)
Aug 21 2008, 19:57 UTC
Here is another good one:
Their current production is called "The Original Exploiters of Che."
But my favorite title from them is "Zorro In Hell."
Aug 21 2008, 20:05 UTC