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Shadow and Its Shadow Surrealist Writings on the Cinema

ISBN-10: 087286376X
ISBN-13: 9780872863767
Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Paul Hammond
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

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, Dali, Bunuel, 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 Bunuel Abstract of a critical history of the cinema / Salvador Dali 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 Bunuel 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 Marien Intention and surprise / Nora Mitrani The ideal summa / Petr Kral Turkey broth and unlabeled love potions / Gerard Legrand The fantastic - the marvelous / Ado Kyrou Concerning King Kong / Jean Ferry Larry Semon's message / Petr Kral 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 guerrieres / Nelly Kaplan Female x film =

Available light
Some surrealist advice
War letter
On decor
Cinema U.S.A.
Battlegrounds and commonplaces
Against commercial cinema
Buster Keaton's College
Abstract of a critical history of the cinema
The marvelous is popular
As in a wood
Picture palaces
Plan for a cinema at the bottom of a lake
The lights go up
Surrealism and cinema
Introduction to black-and-white magic
Crossing the bridge
Sorcery and cinema
The screen's prestige
Remarks on cinematic oneirism
The cinema, instrument of poetry
Malombra, aura of absolute love
Data toward the irrational enlargement of a film: The Shanghai Gesture
The film and I
Cinemage
Another kind of cinema
Intention and surprise
The ideal summa
Turkey broth and unlabeled love potions
The fantastic - the marvelous
Concerning King Kong
Larry Semon's message
Hands off love
Chaplin, the copper's nark
Manifesto of the Surrealists concerning L'Age d'or
Zaroff; or, The prosperities of vice
Eroticism
Eroticism = love
Au repas des guerrieres
Female x film = fetish
Mae Murray
"Enchanted wanderer": excerpt from a journey album for Hedy Lamarr
Iron in the wound
Pornographers and Co.
Selected films made by Surrealists
A parting shot

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