The Resource A thief among the angels, by Kessler Brothers Film, (electronic resource)

A thief among the angels, by Kessler Brothers Film, (electronic resource)

Label
A thief among the angels
Title
A thief among the angels
Statement of responsibility
by Kessler Brothers Film
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This entertaining film tells the story of Barry Moser, one of America's greatest book artists. Moser is a big bear of a man with a full, white beard and the Tennessee accent of a Bible Belt preacher which, at 19 is exactly what he was. He s also a master book designer, illustrator, publisher and virtuoso wood engraver. Now, he has completed the project of a lifetime, a limited edition Bible. It is the only Bible of the 20th century to be illustrated by a single artist, who believes "the problems of good and evil are still to be fought today". Moser s visually stunning, intensely personal interpretation of Western civilisation s central text is fascinating. Many of the Old Testament stories are never told because of the terrible "travails of the human spirit and human warts" found in the Bible. Moser does not shy away from these stories and indeed enjoys illustrating the blood and gore described in the Bible. His images of the characters in the Bible are arresting and original; for example, his model for Jesus is a chef in an Italian restaurant! After being brought up in a southern fundamentalist background, Moser became disillusioned with the church and moved north, studying printing and typography at the Gehenna Press. His own Pennyroyal Press has published books like Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. He also designs for other publishers, such as Arion Press for whom he did Melville s Moby-Dick
Awards note
  • Best Documentary Award, Northampton Film Festival 2000
  • Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, N.C. 2000
  • DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival, 2000
  • Telly Award Winner 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kessler, Jason
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kessler, Doug
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Moser, Barry
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
A thief among the angels, by Kessler Brothers Film, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video (55 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)780750399
Video recording format
other
Label
A thief among the angels, by Kessler Brothers Film, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Previously published as DVD
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video (55 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)780750399
Video recording format
other

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