The Resource A Thief Among the Angels, by Kessler Brothers Film

A Thief Among the Angels, by Kessler Brothers Film

Label
A Thief Among the Angels
Title
A Thief Among the Angels
Statement of responsibility
by Kessler Brothers Film
Contributor
Director
Producer
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
  • Telly Award Winner, 2000
  • DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival, 2000
  • Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, N.C., 2000
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kessler, Jason
  • Kessler, Doug
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Contemporary
  • Fine arts
  • Religion
Target audience
adult
Label
A Thief Among the Angels, by Kessler Brothers Film
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000137068
  • (VaAlASP)1785002
  • (OCoLC)780750399
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1785002/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137068
Video recording format
other
Label
A Thief Among the Angels, by Kessler Brothers Film
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (CKB)4340000000137068
  • (VaAlASP)1785002
  • (OCoLC)780750399
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1785002/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137068
Video recording format
other

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