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The Resource Koko : a talking gorilla, Janus Films ; Les Films du Losange, Barbet Schroeder and L'Institut National de L'Audiovisuel present ; a film by Barbet Schroeder ; production, Margaret Menegoz, (DVD /)

Koko : a talking gorilla, Janus Films ; Les Films du Losange, Barbet Schroeder and L'Institut National de L'Audiovisuel present ; a film by Barbet Schroeder ; production, Margaret Menegoz, (DVD /)

Label
Koko : a talking gorilla
Title
Koko
Title remainder
a talking gorilla
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; Les Films du Losange, Barbet Schroeder and L'Institut National de L'Audiovisuel present ; a film by Barbet Schroeder ; production, Margaret Menegoz
Title variation
  • Talking gorilla
  • Koko, le gorille qui parle
Contributor
Film editor
Photographer
Production personnel
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Koko, a Talking Gorilla is a documentary from 1978 that observes a zoo-born female gorilla in the fifth year of an experiment in human-simian communications. Dr. Penny Patterson has taught Koko hundreds of sign-language words in American Sign Language. Observing Koko's daily routine, her responses, her rejection of a new yellow sweater for her worn older red one, and her initiation of new subjects in conversation prompts more questions than it answers. What separates man from animal? The ability to construct a society, to speak, or to understand complex thought? No matter the conclusions, the film remains a compelling document of a fascinating experiment
Member of
Cataloging source
PIT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, Nestor Almendros, additional camera, Ned Burgess ; editors, Denise de Casabianca, Dominique Auvray ; music, Gutta Cattoni and Maris Embiricos ; translation and narration, Michael Graham
Dewey number
599.8846
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English; optional French narration with optional English subtitles
LC call number
QL737.P96
LC item number
K64 2006
NLM call number
  • 2006 AV-0620
  • QL 737.P96
PerformerNote
Koko, Penny Patterson, Carl Pribram, Saul Kitchener, Roger Fouts; English narration, Michael Graham
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schroeder, Barbet
  • Menegoz, Margaret
  • Graham, Michael
  • Patterson, Francine
  • Pribram, Carl
  • Kitchener, Saul
  • Fouts, Roger
  • Almendros, Nestor
  • Burgess, Ned
  • Casabianca, Denise de
  • Auvray, Dominique
  • Csicsery, George Paul
  • Janus Films
  • Films du losange (Firm)
  • Institut national de l'audiovisuel (France)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
80
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
340
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koko (Gorilla)
  • Sign language
  • Learning in animals
  • Animal communication
  • Human-animal communication
  • Gorilla
  • Gorilla
  • Foreign films
  • Documentary films
  • Feature films
  • Documentary
Technique
live action
Label
Koko : a talking gorilla, Janus Films ; Les Films du Losange, Barbet Schroeder and L'Institut National de L'Audiovisuel present ; a film by Barbet Schroeder ; production, Margaret Menegoz, (DVD /)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a French documentary film in 1978
  • Special features: Barbet Schroeder [featurette] (11 min.). Booklet includes essays "Barbet and Koko: An equivocal love affair" by Gary Indiana and "This large, black animal" by Marguerite Duras
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Preface/Opening credits -- Exile -- Penny and Koko -- Red sweater -- Acquisition of signs -- Michael -- Feelings -- White, American, Protestant gorilla -- Controversy -- Breeding -- Koko's computer -- Just a gorilla? -- Part of nature -- Color bars
Control code
ocm70878995
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (80 min.)
Isbn
9781559409858
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515018722
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
CC1637D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70878995
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; aspect ratio 1:33:1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Koko : a talking gorilla, Janus Films ; Les Films du Losange, Barbet Schroeder and L'Institut National de L'Audiovisuel present ; a film by Barbet Schroeder ; production, Margaret Menegoz, (DVD /)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a French documentary film in 1978
  • Special features: Barbet Schroeder [featurette] (11 min.). Booklet includes essays "Barbet and Koko: An equivocal love affair" by Gary Indiana and "This large, black animal" by Marguerite Duras
Accompanying material
1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Preface/Opening credits -- Exile -- Penny and Koko -- Red sweater -- Acquisition of signs -- Michael -- Feelings -- White, American, Protestant gorilla -- Controversy -- Breeding -- Koko's computer -- Just a gorilla? -- Part of nature -- Color bars
Control code
ocm70878995
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (80 min.)
Isbn
9781559409858
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515018722
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
CC1637D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)70878995
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; aspect ratio 1:33:1
Video recording format
DVD

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