Koko, a talking gorilla

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[New York?] : Criterion Collection, c2006.
Full screen, director-approved special ed.
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1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
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DVD 599.88 Kok


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9786310232591, 6310232592, 1559409851, 9781559409858


General Note
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"Janus Films."
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Originally released as a film in 1978.
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Title of French language version: Koko, le gorille qui parle.
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"Director approved special edition features: new, restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Barbet Schroeder; new video interview with Schroeder; alternate French-language audio track with optional English subtitles; optional English language subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; a new essay by critic Gary Indiana and a homage to Koko from Marguerite Duras"--Container.
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"CC1637D"--Disc label.
Creation/Production Credits
Camera, Ned Burgess ; editors, Denise de Casabianca, Dominique Auvray.
Narrator, Michael Graham ; featuring Koko, Penny Patterson, Carl Pribram, Saul Kitchener, Roger Fouts.
Koko, a six-year-old gorilla, is the subject of a controversial Stanford University research project conducted by Penny Patterson. A perceptive simian who communicates with humans via sign language, Koko knows more than 300 signs and can combine them to make new hybrid descriptions. Director Schroeder and cinematographer Almendros present a visual argument exposing the contradictions that arise when scientific experiments are used to graph human behavior onto animals.
System Details
DVD format ; NTSC, region 1; full screen (1:33:1 aspect ratio) ; Dolby digital mono.
In English with optional English subtitles ; optional soundtrack with French narration and English dialogue with optional English subtitles.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Schroeder, B., Almendros, N., Burgess, N., Casabianca, D. d., Auvray, D., Menegoz, M., Csicsery, G. P., Patterson, F., Pribram, C., Kitchener, S., & Fouts, R. (2006). Koko, a talking gorilla (Full screen, director-approved special ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barbet. Schroeder et al.. 2006. Koko, a Talking Gorilla. [New York?]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barbet. Schroeder et al.. Koko, a Talking Gorilla [New York?]: Criterion Collection, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Schroeder, Barbet., et al. Koko, a Talking Gorilla Full screen, director-approved special ed., Criterion Collection, 2006.

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