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Stuart Gordon papers, 1968-2007

Gordon, Stuart, 1947-2020

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Videos, Slides, Films; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 37.0 c.f
    • 1.8 c.f. of photographs
    • 63 film reels (35 mm)
    • 174 videorecordings (VHS, UMatic, BetacamSP)
    • 47 videodiscs (DVD, DVD-R)
    • 29 audiocassettes
  • OCLC ocn652541315, ocn652544230
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  • Papers of Stuart Gordon, theater director, film director, and screenwriter, born August 11, 1947. There is a small quantity of material relating to his theatrical career as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and as a co-founder of the Organic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1970s and 1980s. The bulk of the collection documents his work in cinema, and, to a lesser extent, television.
  • Motion pictures directed by Gordon represented include: "Re-Animator," 1985; "From Beyond," 1986; "Dolls," 1987; "Robot Jox," 1988; "Daughter of Darkness," 1990; "The Pit and the Pendulum," 1990; "Fortress," 1992; "Castle Freak," 1995; "Space Truckers," 1996; "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit," 1998; "Dagon," 2001; "King of the Ants," 2003; "Edmond," 2005; and "Stuck," 2007. Documentation of other motion pictures to which he contributed includes papers concerning: "Pet Sematary," 1989; "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," 1989; "Bride of Re-Animator," 1990; "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid," 1992; "Body Snatchers," 1994; "Aliens: Ride at the Speed of Fright," 1996; "The Dentist," 1996; "Progeny," 1999; "Faust: Love of the Damned," 2001; and "Deathbed," 2002. Television work represented includes two episodes of the series "Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch House," 2005; and "The Black Cat," 2007. The papers for each motion picture or television title usually consist of: script files; production files (including much material relating to design, effects, and storyboards); and distribution files, including documentation of research screenings, festival showings, and publicity materials.
  • Photographs include publicity stills, but mostly document the shooting of the motion pictures concerned, especially the selection of locations and special make-up and costumes. Film materials include 35 mm prints of the films "Re-Animator," "From Beyond," "Dolls," "Robot Jox," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Fortress," "Space Truckers," "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit," "Dagon," "King of the Ants," "Edmond," and "Stuck," and trailers for "From Beyond," "Fortress," and "Dagon." Videorecordings include DVD copies of many of the motion pictures and television programs, and rushes and work prints in various tape formats.
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