Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes, and Passions by Michael O'prayAvant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes, and Passions by Michael O'pray

Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes, and Passions

byMichael O'pray

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Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions examines the variety of concerns and practices that have comprised the long history of avant-garde film at a level appropriate for undergraduate study. It covers the developments of experimental film-making since the modernist explosion in the 1920s in Europe through to the Soviet film experiments, the American Underground cinema and the French New Wave, structuralism and contemporary gallery work of the young British artists. Through in-depth case-studies, the book introduces students not only to the history of the avant-garde but also to varied analytical approaches to the films themselves - ranging from abstraction (Richter, Ruttmann) to surreal visions (Bunuel, Wyn Evans), underground subversion (Jack Smith, Warhol) to experimental narrative (Deren and Antonioni).

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Michael O'Pray is Reader in Film in School of Art and Design, University of East London and has published widely on experimental cinema and artists' film and video.
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Title:Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes, and PassionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.75 × 1 × 0.68 inPublished:September 17, 2003Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsPreface1. The Avant-garde Film: Definitions2. The 1920s: The European Avant-gardes3. The 1920s: Soviet Experiments4. The 1920s And 1930s: British Avant-garde Film5. The 1940s: American Mythology6. The 1950s: The Aesthetics of the Frame7. The 1960s: The New Wave8. The 1960s: Sex, Drugs and Structure9. The 1960s And 1970s: Form Degree Zero10. The 1980s: The Ghost in the Machine11. The 1990s: The Young British ArtistsBibliographyIndex