McLuhan's Wake

Overview

Performance artist Laurie Anderson narrates this documentary filmed to explore the life and career of Marshall McLuhan while exploring just how the famed educator, philosopher, and scholar's innovate 20th Century ideas hold up in the years after the millennial turnover.
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Overview

Performance artist Laurie Anderson narrates this documentary filmed to explore the life and career of Marshall McLuhan while exploring just how the famed educator, philosopher, and scholar's innovate 20th Century ideas hold up in the years after the millennial turnover.
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Special Features

Interactive tetrads - Exploring technology via McLuhan's laws of media; "The Descent into the Maelstrom" - Bonus short animated film of Edgar Allan Poe's story; Exclusive interviews with Corrine McLuhan, Eric McLuhan, Neil Postman, Lewis Lapham, Edmund Carpenter, Gerald O'Grady, Philip Marchand, Frank Zingrone and Patricia Bruckmann; More than an hour of vintage McLuhan audio clips; Gallery featuring photographs of McLuhan and some of his mind-bending aphorisms; Original music soundtrack composed by Kurt Swinghammer; Hundreds of pages of printable text, iincluding a McLuhan dossier, director's notes and original shooting script; Study guide for McLuhan's Wake
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/2007
  • UPC: 826262003197
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Disinformation
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,884

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurie Anderson Voice Only
Technical Credits
Kevin McMahon Director
Christopher Donaldson Editor
Gerry Flahive Producer
Ian Kelso Animator
Louise Lore Producer
Kristina McLaughlin Producer
David Sobelman Producer, Screenwriter
Justin Stephenson Animator
Kurt Swinghammer Score Composer
John Minh Tran Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Marshall McLuhan: McLuhan's Wake
2. Into the Maelstrom [3:54]
3. The Lost Laws [3:33]
4. Sailing the Prairies [2:03]
5. Enhance [12:05]
6. The Literary Man [13:05]
7. Obsolesce [8:06]
8. The Structuralist [11:52]
9. Retrieval [9:26]
10. The Oracle [12:23]
11. Reversal [6:20]
12. Silenced [3:19]
13. The Wake [5:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Marshall McLuhan: McLuhan's Wake
   Movies
      McLuhan's Wake (94 min.)
      The Descent Into the Maelstrom (5 min.)
         Continue
      A Conversation With Corinne McLuhan (12 min.)
         Continue
      Viewing Options
         Film Chapters
         Captions
            No Captions
            English Captions
   Laws
      About Laws of Media and Tetrads
      Tetrads List
         Automobile
         Cell Phone
         Skyscraper
         Controlled Fire
         Chair
         Electric Light
         Capitalism (A)
         Capitalism (B)
         Academic Specialty
         Fame
         Satellite
         Speech
         Suburbia
         Video Games
   Voices
      Marshall McLuhan Recordings
      Audio Interviews About McLuhan
         Edmund Carpenter, Editor of Explorations
         Patricia Bruckmann, McLuhan Friend
         Lewis Lapham, Author of Introduction to Understanding Media 1994 Edition
         Philip Marchand, McLuhan Biographer
         Eric McLuham, Co-Author of Laws of Media
         Gerald O'Grady, McLuhan Scholar
         Neil Postman, McLuhan Colleague
         Frank Zingrone, McLuhan Student
      Kurt Swinghammer's Music Score
         At Sea
         The Maelstrom
         Marshall's Theme
         Enhance
         Translation Loops
         The Mother of Invention
         Resonating Lines
         Vortex
         Elsie
         Words of the Saints
         Madison Avenue
         Obsolesce
         Electricity
         Nervous System
         The Sailor
         The Raconteur
         Retrieval
         Fort York
         Times Square
         The Hipster
         What the Tower Recalls
         Reversal
         Marshall's Theme Reprise
         McLuhan's Wake
         Alpha Bets
   Documents
      McLuhan's Wake In Words
         Shooting Script
         Director's Notes
         Film Transcript
      Marshall McLuhan Dossier
         Biography
         Bibliography
         Connections
      Study Guide for Educators
      Gallery
      Credits
         DVD Credits
         Film Credits
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