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Research & production: Guy-Luc Levesque; narrator: Heather Rae; zheng performer: Mercedes M. Dujunco. Original Music and excerpt “Fisherman singing at Dusk”. Studio sound recording: Neil R. Noble. Associate producer for spring 1988 location shoot Jim Freeman.
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1 videocassette (8 min., 46 sec.) : VHS, col., sd., stereo
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Item is a short documentary exploration of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens with a meditative, philosophical, and poetic approach. The narrator speaks about some of the essential elements of a classical Chinese garden: Water, Rock (Mountains), and Buildings, followed by recitations of poetry by Ge Gong and Tao-yün. The occasional narration is accompanied by zheng music and a selection of garden scenes that illustrate many of the different ‘views’ of the garden that are relevant to the narration. Special attention is given to the flow of water over the rocks, the railings, screens, and leak windows, and a high vantage point view of the whole garden from the mountaintop pavilion.
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Copyright: Guy-Luc Levesque; expiry: 2040-01-01.
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