Joseph Cornell’s Rose Hobart: A Collage Film at 80

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"[Joseph] Cornell’s first fully realized film is Rose Hobart (c. 1936), essentially a re-editing of the 1931 George Melford adventure film East of Borneo, starring Charles Bickford and Cornell’s silver-screen crush, the actress Rose Hobart. This humble collage film is now considered a cornerstone of American avant-garde cinema.

In celebration of the 80th anniversary of Rose Hobart’s debut, we are pleased to present it alongside East of Borneo, providing a glimpse into how Cornell wrested his revolutionary collage film from this conventional feature." –MoMA