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Now P. Adams Sitney has revised the book, adding a new chapter that brings his discussion of the principle genres and the major filmmakers up to the year 2000.

Author: P. Adams Sitney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019514886X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 462

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Visionary Film has been the dominant study of the American avant-garde cinema for twenty-five years. Now P. Adams Sitney has revised the book, adding a new chapter that brings his discussion of the principle genres and the major filmmakers up to the year 2000.
2002 By P. Adams Sitney

Like the Romantics themselves, Brakhage's work attempts to refine the visionary tradition by correcting its errors. The Romantic strain in Brakhage emerges with the creation of the lyrical film and culminates in his essay in mythopoeia, ...

Author: P. Adams Sitney

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199727015

Category: Art

Page: 480

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Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.
2002-10-03 By P. Adams Sitney

This all new work offers in-depth analysis of eleven central filmmakers of the American avant-garde cinema, drawing on the aesthetic articulated by Emerson and theorized by John Cage, Charles Olson, and Gertrude Stein.

Author: P. Adams Sitney

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195331141

Category: History

Page: 417

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P. Adams Sitney, the leading critic of personal and experimental cinema in America, picks up where he left off in his landmark book, Visionary Film. This all new work offers in-depth analysis of eleven central filmmakers of the American avant-garde cinema, drawing on the aesthetic articulated by Emerson and theorized by John Cage, Charles Olson, and Gertrude Stein.
2008-04-17 By P. Adams Sitney

An historical and analytical study of American avant-garde films and the leading filmmakers in this genre Critics hailed the first edition of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always ...

Author: P. Adams Sitney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195024869

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 463

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An historical and analytical study of American avant-garde films and the leading filmmakers in this genre
1979 By P. Adams Sitney

Author: P. Adams Sitney

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066048730

Category: Cinéma - États-Unis - Histoire - 20e siècle

Page: 452

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1974 By P. Adams Sitney

1 Brakhage's four Faust films are distributed by Canyon cinema. A copy of Faust, ... P. Adams Sitney (New York: Film Culture, 1976) and reprinted in Essential Brakhage, ed. ... Visionary Film: The American avant-garde, 1943-2000.

Author: Alexander Graf

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042023055

Category: Art

Page: 405

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This volume on avant-garde film has emerged as part of a wider reassessment of 20th century avant-garde art, literature and film carried out in the framework of a research project at the University of Edinburgh. It paves the way for a fresh assessment of avant-garde film and develops its theory as an integral part of a newly defined conception of the avant-garde as a whole, by closing the gap between theoretical approaches towards the avant-garde as defined on the basis of art and literature on the one hand and avant-garde cinema on the other. It gathers contributions by the most esteemed scholars in the field of avant-garde studies relating to the “classical” avant-garde cinema of the 1920s, to new trends emerging in the 1950s and 1960s and to the impact that innovative technologies have recently had on the further development of avant-garde and experimental film. The contributions reflect the broad range of different moving-image media that make up what we refer to today simply as “film”, at the same time as reconsidering the applicability of the label “avant-garde”, to offer a comprehensive and updated framework that will prove invaluable to scholars of both Moving Image Studies and Art History disciplines.
2007-01 By Alexander Graf

Later, Parker Tyler, who thought Fragment of Seeking "worthy of a place in the film poem's classic repertory," castigated him ... Film Culture 21 (summer 1960): 35-36. ... On Anger, see especially P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film, pp.

Author: David James

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520938194

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 562

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Los Angeles has nourished a dazzling array of independent cinemas: avant-garde and art cinema, ethnic and industrial films, pornography, documentaries, and many other far-flung corners of film culture. This glorious panoramic history of film production outside the commercial studio system reconfigures Los Angeles, rather than New York, as the true center of avant-garde cinema in the United States. As he brilliantly delineates the cultural perimeter of the film business from the earliest days of cinema to the contemporary scene, David James argues that avant-garde and minority filmmaking in Los Angeles has in fact been the prototypical attempt to create emancipatory and progressive culture. Drawing from urban history and geography, local news reporting, and a wide range of film criticism, James gives astute analyzes of scores of films—many of which are to found only in archives. He also looks at some of the most innovative moments in Hollywood, revealing the full extent of the cross-fertilization the occurred between the studio system and films created outside it. Throughout, he demonstrates that Los Angeles has been in the aesthetic and social vanguard in all cinematic periods—from the Socialist cinemas of the early teens and 1930s; to the personal cinemas of psychic self-investigation in the 1940s; to attempts in the 1960s to revitalize the industry with the counterculture’s utopian visions; and to the 1970s, when African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, women, gays, and lesbians worked to create cinemas of their own. James takes us up to the 1990s and beyond to explore new forms of art cinema that are now transforming the representation of Southern California’s geography.
2005-05-30 By David James

My point is at an angle to the critique of Visionary Film: it is about the effects of the book. Despite its limitations, the notion of structural film spread like a forest fire among young filmmakers, some of who began to make films ...

Author: Jackie Hatfield

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780861969067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 302

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The past 40 years of technological innovation have significantly altered the materials of production and revolutionized the possibilities for experiment and exhibition. Not since the invention of film has there been such a critical period of major change in the imaging technologies accessible to artists. Bringing together key artists in film, video, and digital media, the anthology of Experimental Film and Video revisits the divergent philosophical and critical discourses of the 1970s and repositions these debates relative to contemporary practice. Forty artists have contributed images, and 25 artists reflect on the diverse critical agendas, contexts, and communities that have affected their practice across the period from the late 1960s to date. Along with an introduction by Jackie Hatfield and forewords by Sean Cubitt and Al Rees, this illustrated anthology includes interviews and recent essays by filmmakers, video artists, and pioneers of interactive cinema. Experimental Film and Video opens up the conceptual avenues for future practice and related critical writing.
2006-08-09 By Jackie Hatfield

In comparison, Visionary Film covers far more films and is much more substantial in every way. It represents the first serious attempt to present a unified history of the American avant- garde film, and has provoked controversy for five ...

Author: Bill Nichols

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520054091

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 753

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Fifty theoretical essays by distinctively original and influential film critics and filmmakers are grouped in categories having to do with general considerations, structuralism-semiology, political factors, genre, feminism, auteur theory, and mise-en-scene
1976 By Bill Nichols

films ''structural'' because they caused viewers to focus upon their form or structure rather than their content. In his book, Visionary Film, Sitney defines the structural film as a ''cinema of structure in which the shape of the whole ...

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135975883

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy is an accessible and thought-provoking examination of the way films raise and explore complex philosophical ideas. Written in a clear and engaging style, Thomas Wartenberg examines films’ ability to discuss, and even criticize ideas that have intrigued and puzzled philosophers over the centuries such as the nature of personhood, the basis of morality, and epistemological skepticism. Beginning with a demonstration of how specific forms of philosophical discourse are presented cinematically, Wartenberg moves on to offer a systematic account of the ways in which specific films undertake the task of philosophy. Focusing on the films The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Modern Times, The Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Third Man, The Flicker, and Empire, Wartenberg shows how these films express meaningful and pertinent philosophical ideas. This book is essential reading for students of philosophy with an interest in film, aesthetics, and film theory. It will also be of interest to film enthusiasts intrigued by the philosophical implications of film.
2007-10-31 By Thomas E. Wartenberg

The most influential account of this period remains P. Adams Sitney's Visionary Film: The American Avant—Garde, 1943—1978, 2nd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979). For a recent attempt to explore the conflu— ence of the ...

Author: David A. Gerstner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135225490

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2013-09-13 By David A. Gerstner

Visionary Film,” he notes, not mixing metaphors, is reactionary. Backed up by a monolithic pre-Foucault view of history as casual and linear, its theoretical approach is based on the literary analytic techniques of Paul de Man and ...

Author: Dara Waldron

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501322501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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New Nonfiction Film: Art, Poetics and Documentary Theory is the first book to offer a lengthy examination of the relationship between fiction and documentary from the perspective of art and poetics. The premise of the book is to propose a new category of nonfiction film that is distinguished from – as opposed to being conflated with – the documentary film in its multiple historical guises; a premise explored in case-studies of films by distinguished artists and filmmakers (Abbas Kiarostami, Ben Rivers, Chantal Akerman, Ben Russell Pat Collins and Gideon Koppel). The book builds a case for this new category of film, calling it the 'new nonfiction film,' and argues, in the process, that this kind of film works to dismantle the old distinctions between fiction and documentary film and therefore the axioms of Film and Cinema Studies as a discipline of study.
2018-08-09 By Dara Waldron

With a cover photo of Kenneth Anger on the set of Scorpio Rising, articles on his and Warhol's films, and an interview with Jack Smith, this issue of Film ... P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943–2000, 3rd ed.

Author: David E. James

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199387625

Category: Art

Page: 504

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For two decades after the mid-1950s, biracial popular music played a fundamental role in progressive social movements on both sides of the Atlantic. Balancing rock's capacity for utopian popular cultural empowerment with its usefulness for the capitalist media industries, Rock 'N' Film explores how the music's contradictory potentials were reproduced in various kinds of cinema, including major studio productions, minor studios' exploitation projects, independent documentaries, and the avant-garde. These include Rock Around the Clock and other 1950s jukebox musicals; the films Elvis made before being drafted, especially King Creole, as well as the formulaic comedies in which Hollywood abused his genius in the 1960s; early documentaries such as The T.A.M.I. Show that presented James Brown and the Rolling Stones as the core of a black-white, US-UK cultural commonality; A Hard Day's Night that marked the British Invasion; Dont Look Back, Monterey Pop, Woodstock, and other Direct Cinema documentaries about the music of the counterculture; and avant-garde films about the Rolling Stones by Jean-Luc Godard, Kenneth Anger, and Robert Frank. After the turn of the decade, notably Gimme Shelter, in which the Stones appeared to be complicit in the Hells Angels' murder of a young black man, 1960s' music-and films about it-reverted to separate black and white traditions based respectively on soul and country. These produced blaxploitation and Lady Sings the Blues on the one hand, and bigoted representations of Southern culture in Nashville on the other. Ending with the deaths of their stars, both films implied that rock 'n' roll had died or even, as David Bowie proclaimed, that it had committed suicide. But in his documentary about Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, D.A. Pennebaker triumphantly re-affirmed the community of musicians and fans in glam rock. In analyzing this history, David E. James adapts the methodology of histories of the classic film musical to show how the rock 'n' roll film both displaced and recreated it.
2015-12-10 By David E. James

I mean , Hollywood is cranking out a lot of films these days , but few of those films are truly visionary . The only truly visionary film to come out this year is Apocalypse Now . It's such a staple business .

Author: Steven Spielberg

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 157806113X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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Reveals the ambitious drive of the movie producer and director, including his continuous fear of failure and need for approval, and discusses the themes and issues addressed in his films.

P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film: The American Avant-garde 1943–1978, 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979), 370. 8. Other key structural films about landscape include Joyce Wieland's Sailboat (1967), Michael Snow's La région ...

Author: Martin Lefebvre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136334870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 362

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
2007-05-07 By Martin Lefebvre

from outside interference while the film was on; and taking a lesson from the practice that Alfred Hitchcock had ... Others were lyrical films, in which visionary consciousness is not channelled through a protagonist but expressed as ...

Author: Joan Hawkins

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783204229

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Downtown Film and TV Culture 1975-2001 brings together essays by film-makers, exhibitors, cultural critics, and scholars from multiple generations of the New York Downtown scene to illuminate individual films and film-makers and explore the creation of a Downtown Canon, the impact of AIDS on younger film-makers, community access to cable television broadcasts, and the impact of the historic Downtown scene on contemporary experimental culture. The book includes J. Hoberman’s essay ‘No Wavelength: The Parapunk Underground,’ as well as historical essays by Tony Conrad and Lynne Tillman, interviews with film-makers Bette Gordon and Beth B, and essays by Ivan Kral and Nick Zedd.
2015-06-01 By Joan Hawkins

Maya Deren, on the sleeve of Maya Deren: Collected Experimental Films: 1943–1959 (Amsterdam: Mystic Fire Video, 1986). Deren, in Rabinowitz, Women, Pomer, Politics, p. 68. Ibid. Deren, in Sitney, Visionary Film, p. 31.

Author: Anna Powell

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748632404

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Deleuze, Altered States and Film offers a typology of altered states, defining dream, hallucination, memory, trance and ecstasy in their cinematic expression. The book presents altered states films as significant neurological, psychological and philosophical experiences. Chapters engage with films that simultaneously present and induce altered consciousness. They consider dream states and the popularisation of alterity in drugs films. The altered bodies of erotic arousal and trance states are explored, using haptics and synaesthesia. Cinematic distortions of space and time as well as new digital and fractal directions are opened up. Anna Powell's distinctive re-mapping of the film experience as altered state uses a Deleuzian approach to explore how cinema alters us by 'affective contamination'. Arguing that specific cinematic techniques derange the senses and the mind, she makes an assemblage of philosophy and art, counter-cultural writers and filmmakers to provide insights into the cinematic event as intoxication. The book applies Deleuze, alone and with Guattari, to mainstream films like Donnie Darko as well as arthouse and experimental cinema. Offering innovative readings of 'classic' altered states movies such as 2001, Performance and Easy Rider, it includes 'avant-garde' and 'underground' work. Powell asserts the Deleuzian approach as itself a kind of altered state that explodes habitual ways of thinking and feeling.
2007-07-04 By Anna Powell

You could add Valentino and Altered States. This book explores all of Ken Russell's key movies and television productions, his themes and symbols, his filmic style and direction, and his use of music and visuals.

Author: Jeremy Mark Robinson


ISBN: 1861714920

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 820

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KEN RUSSELL: ENGLAND'S GREAT VISIONARY FILM DIRECTOR AND MUSIC LOVER By Jeremy Mark Robinson. Foreword by actress Sammi Davis (star of The Rainbow) A filmmaker like no other, Ken Russell remains one of cinema's extraordinary talents, a creator of masterpieces such as The Devils, Tommy and The Music Lovers, and a body of work that flies from the pastoral, Romantic lyricism of Delius: Song of Summer and Elgar to the wild extremes of Lisztomania, Altered States and Mahler. Ken Russell is the greatest living filmmaker in Britain. Even though he died on November 27, 2011, he's still somehow very much alive. After the death of Michael Powell in 1990, who else was there? As an image-maker, Russell is not only a total natural, he has very few peers among filmmakers - not only in Britain; but also around the globe. Russell's inventiveness seems to know no bounds, and his films are cascades of images, so much that it can't all be taken in on the first viewing of a picture. Russell does everything a great director and a great artist should do, and then he does so much more. Why do we love Ken Russell's movies so much? For many reasons: the spirituality, such a rare commodity in recent British cinema: Russell's films are not afraid of addressing spiritual issues. The poetry. The music - no other filmmaker of the same era in Britain has been such a tireless and enthusiastic promoter of music. The dancing - no other British film director has included so much dance in their output (and very few directors anywhere!). The British popular culture elements. The English landscape. The romance and romantic sensibility His stories of artists and creativity. His interviews and public persona, appearing on everything from websites and YouTube to silliness like British TV's Big Brother. His encouragement to young filmmakers and his teaching. Ken Russell has been dubbed 'a fish and chips Fellini', 'the enfant terrible of British cinema' and 'the Wild Man of the BBC'. The two periods of 'classic' Ken Russell work would be the TV documentaries of the early-to-mid 1960s (with 1962's Elgar as the highpoint that everyone remembers), and the feature films of the late 1960s to late 1970s (with Women in Love and Tommy being the high watermarks among audiences if not critics). Certainly, it's with Women in Love that Ken Russell begins that extraordinary run of feature-length movies: Women in Love is followed by The Music Lovers (his favourite movie), which's followed by The Devils, which's followed by The Boy Friend, which's followed by Savage Messiah, which's followed by Mahler, which's followed by Tommy, which's followed by Lisztomania. That's a run of eight amazing movies. You could add Valentino and Altered States. This book explores all of Ken Russell's key movies and television productions, his themes and symbols, his filmic style and direction, and his use of music and visuals. Plus chapters on Ken Russell's unmade productions, a biography of the director, quotes by Russell, resources, video and DVD availability, the fans on Russell, and a Foreword from actress Sammi Davis (star of The Rainbow). Fully illustrated, with 291 images from all of Russell's films. Bibliography and notes. ISBN 9781861715081. 816 pages."
2015-10-19 By Jeremy Mark Robinson

19 James, "Film Diary/Diary Film," 154. 20 Ibid., ISO. 21 Ibid., 151. 22 Sitney, Visionary Film, 16o. 23 Ibid, 16o-61. 24 Ibid., 161. ... The autobiographical, if it enters her films at all, is not, of course, the center of her work.

Author: Robin Blaetz

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822340445

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 421

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This volume offers introductions to the work of fifteen avant-garde American women filmmakers.
2007-10-16 By Robin Blaetz

Brakhage would go off in another direction entirely with his film work, and it is known that his second wife Marilyn forbade him to film their children. ... P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film (New York: Oxford University Press, 1974), 184.

Author: Tony Pipolo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197551196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The impact of significant loss has exerted a powerful influence on several American avant-garde filmmakers . The Melancholy Lens offers a detailed look at biographical and psychological factors discernible in the art of Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Gregory Markopoulos, Robert Beavers, and Ernie Gehr with an aim toward a greater understanding of their work.
2021-04-30 By Tony Pipolo

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