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The cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
Additional title: Cabinet of Doctor Ramirez
Additional title: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Performer)
Cusack, Joan, 1962- (Performer)
Gallagher, Peter, 1955- (Performer)
Vawter, Ron (Performer)
Valk, Kate (Performer)
Wallace, Gregory, actor (Actor)
Klemperer, Werner (Performer)
Maleczech, Ruth (Performer)
Webster, Jeff (Performer)
Kirby, Michael, 1925-2002 (Performer)
Sellars, Peter (Director)
Sellars, Peter (Narrator)
Sellars, Peter (Author)
Mockert, Rainer (Producer)
Scheele, Eberhard (Producer)
Tsypin, George, 1954- (Designer)
Adams, John, 1947- (Composer)
Watkin, David, 1925-2008 (Cinematographer)
Estrin, Robert, 1942- (Film editor)
Ramicova, Dunya (Costume designer)
Murch, Walter, 1943- (Sound designer)
Waart, Edo de (Conductor)
Horn, David (Producer) (Television producer)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Performer)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (Broadcaster)
Studio Canal+ (Production company)
Mod Films (Production company)
Paladin Films (Production company)
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service (Broadcaster)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Broadcaster)
Mediascope (Firm) (Production company)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-04-14
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 384
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Silent films -- Drama
Surrealism in motion pictures
Motion pictures
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; Studio Canal+ ; Mod Films ; Paladin Films ; BBC-TV ; WDR ; a Mediascope production.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger based on title screen and container.
Creation/production credits: Written and directed by Peter Sellars ; produced by Rainer Mockert, Eberhard Scheele ; production design by George Tsypin ; music by John Adams ; cinematography by David Watkin ; edited by Robert Estrin ; costumes by Dunya Ramicova ; Walter Murch, sound designer ; series producer, David Horn.
Performers: Mikhail Baryshnikov (Cesar) ; Joan Cusack (Cathy) ; Peter Gallagher (Matt) ; Ron Vawter (Dr. Ramirez) ; Kate Valk (Sue) ; Gregory Wallace (Bruce) ; Werner Klemperer (Fat Man looking for a tax break) ; Ruth Maleczech (Cathy's mother) ; Jeff Webster (Cathy's brother) ; Michael Kirby (Cathy's father) ; and others ; Edo de Waart, conductor ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Venue: Broadcast on Public Television (Channel 13), Great Performances program New York 1993 April 14.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (97 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Peter Sellars introduces and analyzes his film and its storyline: The conflicts in the routine lives of Matt and Cathy, two young business successes, are soon overshadowed by awful events possibly linked to the mysterious Dr. Ramirez and his somnambulist sidekick, Cesar. Set to the musical score of John Adams, it has no spoken dialogue.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20203370
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0030aef0-e867-0131-edf4-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The cabinet of Dr. Ramirez" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The cabinet of Dr. Ramirez" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2022.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1993). The cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Retrieved from

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The cabinet of Dr. Ramirez