Night Waltz: the Music of Paul Bowles collection


Creator: Brown, Owsley
Date(s): 1997-2000
Call Number: MSS 0615
Language: English
Abstract: The collection of the documentary film Night Waltz: the Music of Paul Bowles spans the dates 1997-2000, and contains 16.3 linear feet of film footage, video and audio tapes, compact discs, computer diskettes, photographs, production notes, promotional materials, and correspondence related to the research, production, and promotion of Night Waltz. The archive contains materials from all stages of production, ranging from the original 16 mm color film negatives to the commercially released VHS video tape. Originally titled Odd Man Out, most of the materials in the collection refers to the film by the earlier title. The title Night Waltz appears to have been chosen in the late stages of production. The correspondence contained in the collection, which is spread throughout the various series, reveals the filmmakers’ conception of the film and its evolution, providing a running narrative of the difficulties and challenges of independent filmmaking. In addition to documenting all aspects of the film production, the archive is valuable for inclusion of interviews with Bowles not used in the final version of the film, as well as audio recordings of music by Bowles and Phillip Ramey, an audio recording of a BBC interview with Bowles, and video tapes of two other documentaries on Bowles.
Physical Description: 16.3 linear feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Owsley Brown III, 2001.
Processing Information: Finding aid encoded by Lauren Connolly, November 2015. Further encoding by Tiffany Saulter, June 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard