WorldCat Identities

Mercer, Paul 1971-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 850 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Film adaptations  Drama  Horror films  Experimental films  Surrealist films  History  Short films  Anthology films  Comedy films 
Roles: Composer, Author
Classifications: PN1995.75, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Paul Mercer
The hands of Orlac( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist whose hands are amputated after a train crash, and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac's father is murdered by the dead man's hands, Orlac begins a descent toward madness
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
Erotikon : a comedy in five acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic portrayal of seduction and its consequences for the participants over time. The bored wife of an entomologist cheats on her husband by seducing his best friend Preben, a darkly handsome but chaste sculptor, and with another man, the town's womanizing aviator. Meanwhile, her husband becomes attracted to his own niece
The Unwanted( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura is a vulnerable young woman beguiled by a drifter who has come to her rural town in search of clues to her mother's disappearance. The two women uncover dangerous secrets kept by their mothers, arousing the suspicion of Laura's father, who will go to shocking extremes to ensure that the family's dark secrets remain buried
German expressionism collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warning shadows : Psychological study of a count who is insanely jealous of the attentions his wife pays to "the lover" and various other suitors. The situation comes to a head when a showman/mesmerist puts on a "shadow play" for them all, in which their emotions and passions are mirrored
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
A numerical study of the gravitational instability in protostellar discs by Paul Mercer( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Avant-Garde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Erotikon by Mauritz Stiller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Erotikon: Labeled an insolent romp in a recent article by The Village Voice and praised for its risqué wit and cheerful amorality in John Wakeman's World Film Directors, Erotikon is quite possibly the cinematic granddaddy of all sophisticated comedies and one of the finest achievements of Swedish director Mauritz Stiller. Erotikon pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist, pursues a womanizing aviator, but she may actually be in love with Preben, her husband's best friend. Meanwhile, her husband seems to be getting unusually close with his own niece. Stiller obviously delights in teasing his audience with each scandalous plot twist and every salacious leer, and the result is a deliciously subversive comedy that was very much ahead of its time. Rediscovering Sweden: Peter Cowie Introduces the Films of Mauritz Stiller: Film critic and historian Peter Cowie discusses the films of Mauritz Stiller. Peter Cowie on Erotikon: Film critic and historian Peter Cowie discusses the film Erotikon
 
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Alternative Names
Mercer, Anthony Paul 1971-

Languages
English (18)

German (3)