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Accession 02-196

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications

Productions, 1982-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Title: Productions
Dates: 1982-1985
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 02-196
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of film, videotape and audio elements documenting "Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila Wa Dimna," a film which premiered in 1982 in conjunction with "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks" an exhibition at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Kalila Wa Dimna was one of the most popular books in the ancient world. It taught morals and princely behavior to rulers through stories enacted by birds and animals. The fable of the lion and the ox is one of these tales. It was produced and directed by Karen Loveland and narrated by Omar Sharif. Materials consist of 35mm film, 35mm sound, 16mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, and 3/4" U-matic videotapes.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of film, videotape and audio elements documenting "Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila Wa Dimna," a film that premiered in 1982 in conjunction with "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks" an exhibition at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Kalila WA Dimna was a popular book in the ancient world. It taught morals and princely behavior to rulers through stories enacted by birds and animals. The fable of the lion and the ox is one of these tales. It was produced and directed by Karen Loveland and narrated by Omar Sharif. Materials consist of 35mm film, 35mm sound, 16mm film, 1/4" audiotapes, and 3/4" U matic videotapes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-196, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions

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Container List

Box 1

Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Original Narration. 35mm Mag Trk

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Original A Music Roll and B Music Roll (Pre Mix). 35mm Mag Trk

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Produced and Directed by Karen Loveland. 16mm Release Prints (3 copies)

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Music and Effects Master. 16mm Mag Trk

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Box 2

Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. 6/7/85. 3/4" U matic Tapes (2 copies)

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Omar Sharif Narration. Reels 1 and 2. 6/21/82. 1/4" Audiotape

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Omar Sharif Narration. Cut Track. 6/21/82. 1/4" Audiotape

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Take 1 and Take 2. Mixes. 1/3/83. 1/4" Audiotapes

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Music Master. 1/4" Audiotape

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Introduction. Transfer from 35mm.

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Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila WA Dimna. Music and Effects Final Master. 11/8/84. 1/4" Audiotape

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