Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema

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Wallflower, 2007 - Performing Arts - 259 pages
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Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema is an indispensable history of underground cinema, an untold story that includes the British independent and French avant-garde cinemas of the 1920s, the counterculture film movements of the 1960s, the microcinema resurgence of the 1990s, and beyond. Dispensing with simplistic "art versus commerce" discourses, Subversion not only discovers the cultural roots of underground filmmaking in bohemian cabarets of nineteenth-century Paris and the fairbooths of medieval London, but situates the underground as a radical and popular subculture separate from mainstream cinema and avant-garde film.

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User Review  - Mike Everleth - Goodreads

Takes an extremely different tact than most film books by tying its key arguments to pre-cinema history. Opens up whole new modes of thinking of the avant-garde film arts. Read full review

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User Review  - Eileen - Goodreads

Great history of underground cinema, very detailed and very clear - my only caveat was that it is a bit polemical. Read full review

Contents

The Deceptive Typology of Experimental Film and Video
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Continuity
13
The History of Art the Function of the AvantGarde and the Rise
34
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Duncan Reekie is a filmmaker, performer, and Underground Cinema activist.

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