The Shadow And Its Shadow

Editor Paul Hammond

City Lights Publishers | January 1, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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Here is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. Forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical essays document Surrealism's scandalous and nonreductive take on film. The essayists include such names as Breton, Aragon, Desnos, Dalí, Buñuel, and Man Ray, as well as many of the less famous, though equally fascinating figures of the movement. Table of Contents: Available light / Paul Hammond Some surrealist advice / The Surrealist Group War letter / Jacques Vache On decor / Louis Aragon Cinema U.S.A. / Philippe Soupault Battlegrounds and commonplaces / Rene Crevel Against commercial cinema / Benjamin Peret Buster Keaton's College / Luis Buñuel Abstract of a critical history of the cinema / Salvador Dalí The marvelous is popular / Ado Kyrou As in a wood / Andre Breton Picture palaces / Robert Desnos Plan for a cinema at the bottom of a lake / Bernard Roger The lights go up / Jacques Brunius Surrealism and cinema / Jean Goudal Introduction to black-and-white magic / Albert Valentin Crossing the bridge / Jacques Brunius Sorcery and cinema / Antonin Artaud The screen's prestige / Jacques Brunius Remarks on cinematic oneirism / Robert Benayoun The cinema, instrument of poetry / Luis Buñuel Malombra, aura of absolute love / The Romanian Surrealist Group Data toward the irrational enlargement of a film: The Shanghai Gesture / The Surrealist Group The film and I / Ado Kyrou Cinemage / Man Ray Another kind of cinema / Marcel Mariën Intention and surprise / Nora Mitrani The ideal summa / Petr Král Turkey broth and unlabeled love potions / Gerard Legrand The fantastic - the marvelous / Ado Kyrou Concerning King Kong / Jean Ferry Larry Semon's message / Petr Král Hands off love / The Surrealist Group Chaplin, the copper's nark / Jean-Louis Bedouin Manifesto of the Surrealists concerning L'ge d'orr / The Surrealist Group Zaroff; or, The prosperities of vice / Robert Benayoun Eroticism / Robert Desnos Eroticism = love / Ado Kyrou Au repas des guerrières / Nelly Kaplan Female x film =

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 in

Published: January 1, 2001

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 087286376X

ISBN - 13: 9780872863767

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The Shadow And Its Shadow

The Shadow And Its Shadow

Editor Paul Hammond

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 in

Published: January 1, 2001

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 087286376X

ISBN - 13: 9780872863767

About the Book

Cultural Writing. Film. THE SHADOW AND ITS SHADOW is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. The forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical re-visions of the seventh art in this anthology document Surrealism's scandalous and nonreductive take on film. The essayists, writing between 1918 and 1977, include such names as Andre Breton, Louis Aragon, Robert Desnos, Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, and Man Ray, as well as many of the less famous though equally fascinating figures of the movement. Hammond's book is a reminder of the wealth and range of surrealist writings on the cinema.... [T]he work represented here is still challenging and genuinely eccentric, locating itself in an 'ethic' of love, reverie and revolt -- Sight & Sound.

Table of Contents

Contents of The Shadow and Its Shadow:                 Available light / Paul Hammond               Some surrealist advice / The Surrealist Group               War letter / Jacques Vaché               On décor / Louis Aragon               Cinema U.S.A. / Philippe Soupault               Battlegrounds and commonplaces / René Crevel               Against commercial cinema / Benjamin Péret               Buster Keaton's College / Luis Buñuel               Abstract of a critical history of the cinema / Salvador Dalí               The marvelous is popular / Ado Kyrou               As in a wood / André Breton               Picture palaces / Robert Desnos               Plan for a cinema at the bottom of a lake / Bernard Roger               The lights go up / Jacques Brunius               Surrealism and cinema / Jean Goudal               Introduction to black-and-white magic / Albert Valentin               Crossing the bridge / Jacques Brunius               Sorcery and cinema / Antonin Artaud               The screen's prestige / Jacques Brunius               Remarks on cinematic oneirism / Robert Benayoun               The cinema, instrument of poetry / Luis Buñuel               Malombra, aura of absolute love / The Romanian Surrealist Group               Data toward the irrational enlargement of a film: The Shanghai Gesture / The Surrealist Group               The fil
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Here is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. Forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical essays document Surrealism's scandalous and nonreductive take on film. The essayists include such names as Breton, Aragon, Desnos, Dalí, Buñuel, and Man Ray, as well as many of the less famous, though equally fascinating figures of the movement. Table of Contents: Available light / Paul Hammond Some surrealist advice / The Surrealist Group War letter / Jacques Vache On decor / Louis Aragon Cinema U.S.A. / Philippe Soupault Battlegrounds and commonplaces / Rene Crevel Against commercial cinema / Benjamin Peret Buster Keaton's College / Luis Buñuel Abstract of a critical history of the cinema / Salvador Dalí The marvelous is popular / Ado Kyrou As in a wood / Andre Breton Picture palaces / Robert Desnos Plan for a cinema at the bottom of a lake / Bernard Roger The lights go up / Jacques Brunius Surrealism and cinema / Jean Goudal Introduction to black-and-white magic / Albert Valentin Crossing the bridge / Jacques Brunius Sorcery and cinema / Antonin Artaud The screen's prestige / Jacques Brunius Remarks on cinematic oneirism / Robert Benayoun The cinema, instrument of poetry / Luis Buñuel Malombra, aura of absolute love / The Romanian Surrealist Group Data toward the irrational enlargement of a film: The Shanghai Gesture / The Surrealist Group The film and I / Ado Kyrou Cinemage / Man Ray Another kind of cinema / Marcel Mariën Intention and surprise / Nora Mitrani The ideal summa / Petr Král Turkey broth and unlabeled love potions / Gerard Legrand The fantastic - the marvelous / Ado Kyrou Concerning King Kong / Jean Ferry Larry Semon's message / Petr Král Hands off love / The Surrealist Group Chaplin, the copper's nark / Jean-Louis Bedouin Manifesto of the Surrealists concerning L'ge d'orr / The Surrealist Group Zaroff; or, The prosperities of vice / Robert Benayoun Eroticism / Robert Desnos Eroticism = love / Ado Kyrou Au repas des guerrières / Nelly Kaplan Female x film =

About the Author

Paul Hammond is the author of Constellations of Miró, Breton (City Lights Books), a monograph on Luis Buñuel's L'Âge d'or, and Marvellous Méliès. Hammond is the coeditor, with Ian Breakwell, of Seeing in the Dark: A Compendium of Cinemagoing.

 

Editorial Reviews

"Hammond's book is a reminder of the wealth and range of surrealist writings on the cinema. . . . [T]he work represented here is still challenging and genuinely eccentric, locating itself in an 'ethic' of love, reverie and revolt." -Sight & Sound