Koko, a talking gorilla

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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2006].
Director-approved special ed.
9781559409858, 1559409851
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1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.


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[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2006].
Director-approved special ed.
9781559409858, 1559409851


General Note
Originally produced in 1977 by Les Films Losange as a French film entitled: Koko, le gorille qui parle.
General Note
Special features: new, restored digital transfer; 2006 video interview with Schroeder; essay by critic Gary Indiana; a homage to Koko from Marguerite Duras.
Restrictions on Access
Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Creation/Production Credits
Director, Barbet Schroeder ; executive producers, Dale Djerassi and Barbet Schroeder ; camera, Nestor Almendros with additional footage by Ned Burgess ; editors, Denise de Casabianca, Dominique Auvray ; production, Margaret Menegoz ; production assistant, George Csicsery.
Features: 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 ; Dolby digital mono ; 1:33:1 aspect ratio.
In English with optional English subtitles; optional soundtrack which includes only the narration in French and the interviews in English; includes optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schroeder, B., Djerassi, D., Casabianca, D. d., Almendros, N., Menegoz, M., Auvray, D., Csicsery, G. P., & Patterson, F. (2006). Koko, a talking gorilla (Director-approved special ed.). Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barbet. Schroeder et al.. 2006. Koko, a Talking Gorilla. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Barbet. Schroeder et al.. Koko, a Talking Gorilla Criterion Collection, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

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

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