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Video clip of You Little Wild Heart

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You Little Wild Heart

Extent:
9 videoreels of 10 : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
9 videocassettes of 10 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
9 videocassettes of 10 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 29 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 29 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
4 folders

Copyright Date:
1981

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation

Artist:
Renzi, Marta

Background:
The work in its entirety was an episode of the series "Frames of Reference." Segments were featured in other New Television Workshop specials, such as "Summer Dances."

Scope:
Includes two 1" masters (one with a "bad beginning"), a Betacam SP preservation master, and a VHS screening copy. 1" reels, Betacam SP preservation dubs, and VHS screening copies of the original footage for this work exist as well. This original footage contains multiple takes of location shoots. The tapes are labeled as reels 1-4 and 6-10. An additional unlabeled tape may be the elusive reel 5. The reel numbers don't correspond to any indications in the actual footage and may have been arbitrarily assigned. One folder contains project descriptions, credits listings, and production notes. Three folders contain black-and-white and color negatives, contact sheets, and photographic prints documenting the production shoot and showing monitor stills from the piece.

"You Little Wild Heart" is a dramatic dance work, starring a cast of Boston-area teenaged youth. The dancers move in and out of choreographed dance and everyday movements in a variety of settings, including various streets, a metal works, and an athletic field. The program loosely follows the interaction between one young couple, a boy and a girl, who perform both tender and heated duet work. Dramatic group work with some very athletic partnering takes place in a darkened alleyway at night. Marta Renzi appears intermittently, and the work ends with the larger cast joining her in a car dealership. On the whole, the work addresses adolescent coupling and sexuality.

The entire work is set to music by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which does much to set the mood.

The youths wear jeans, jean jackets, T-shirts, and plaid shirts. Renzi wears a lavender shirt and pants.



Director:
Heller, Dick

Producer:
Dowling, Susan

Coproducer:
WGBY, Springfield, Mass.

Editors:
Dowling, Susan (Edit Designer)
Burnham, Frederick (Music Editor)
Ferguson, Steve (Assistant Music Editor)
Deering, Jim (Videotape Editor)
Jenkins, John (Videotape Editor)
Scarry, Rosanne (Videotape Editor)
Thompson, Kevin (Videotape Editor)

Funders:
Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts

Performers:
Callum, Joanne
Clark, Phebe
Dowling, Christopher
Gray, Terence
Gregory, Robert
Grossman, Caroline
Kellman, Joy
Matisse, Sophie
Medeiros, Glenda
Norris, Kendal
Poulter, Tracy
Porter, Davis
Renzi, Marta
Sullivan, John
Tomaszewski, Henry
Untich, Paul

Subjects:
Modern dance
Teenagers
Rock music
Boston (Mass.)



Genre:
Dance

See Also:
Summer Dances





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