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Slocum Furlow Scene 7 - The Classroom
From Ted’s student film, “The Epiphany of Slocum Furlow.” First scene Ted ever shot. He figured it would be amusing to have the actors just open and close their mouths, and put in dialog later. Puts one in mind of a dubbed foreign film, very French New Wave.
“The Epiphany of Slocum Furlow,” a satire of college life (full video).
A melancholy comedy about Loneliness At College and The Meaning of Life, “The Epiphany of Slocum Furlow” is Ted Nelson’s student film (1959) made at Swarthmore College. It features the first film score of famed composer Peter Schickele (also known as P.D.Q. Bach), another Swarthmore graduate.
“Silicon Valley Story,” a Very Short Romantic Comedy by Ted Nelson
A playful story about the microcircuitry of love, with Ted Nelson as an absentminded genius, featuring Doug Engelbart as Ted’s father and Stewart Brand as the villainous CEO. Closing song “Information Flow” sung by Donna Spitzer and the auteur.