Film Culture Reader

ISBN-10: 0815411014

ISBN-13: 9780815411017

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: P. Adams Sitney

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This collection covers a range of topics in 20th century cinema, from the Auteur Theory to the commercial cinema from Orson Welles to Kenneth Anger.
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List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

Introduction: A Reader's Guide to the American Avant-Garde Film
The Formative Years, 1955-58
The Film as an Original Art Form
The Experimental Film in America
Metaphysic of Ordet: A Letter from Carl Th. Dreyer
Citizen Kane: The American Baroque
In Memoriam of Dimitri Kirsanov, a Neglected Master
A Preface to the Problems of the Experimental Film
The Merry Widow
Portrait of an Artist
A Footnote to Foolish Wives
Coffee, Brandy, and Cigars XXX
The New American Cinema
A Call for a New Generation of Film-Makers
For an Uncontrolled Cinema
The First Statement of the New American Cinema Group
To Maya Deren
Notes on the New American Cinema
For Shadows, Against Pull My Daisy
The Commercial Cinema and the Auteur Theory
Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962
The Camera as a God
Defense of Jayne Mansfield
The American Avant-Garde
Poetry and the Film: A Symposium with Maya Deren, Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, Parker Tyler. Chairman, Willard Mass
Imagism in Four Avant-Garde Films
Interview with Stan Brakhage
The Birth Film
Respond Dance
On The Art of Vision
Harry Smith Interview
Kenneth Anger's Scorpio Rising
Smith Myth
Interview with Peter Kubelka
Some Notes on Sleep
The Cosmic Cinema of Jordan Belson
Notes on Some New Movies and Happiness
Structural Film
On "Structural Film"
Overviews and Theoretical Considerations
The Writings of Dziga Vertov
Orson Welles and the Big Experimental Film Cult
Classic Plastics (and Total Tectonics)
The Image of the Body
A Note on Comedy in Experimental Film
Film and the Radical Aspiration
The Independent Film Award
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