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Description - The Avant-garde Film by Michael O'Pray

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781903364567
ISBN-10: 1903364566
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 150mm x 13mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael O'Pray

Michael O'Pray is Reader of Film in the School of Art and Design, Unviersity of East London, and has published widely on experimental cinema.

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