Film Culture Reader

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P. Adams Sitney
Cooper Square Press, 1970 - Performing Arts - 438 pages
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This compilation from Film Culture magazine the pioneering periodical in avant-garde film commentary includes contributors like Charles Boultenhouse, Erich von Stroheim, Michael McClure, Stan Brakhage, Annette Michelson, Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, Andrew Sarris, Rudolph Arnheim, Jonas Mekas, and Parker Tyler. This collection covers a range of topics in twentieth century cinema, from the Auteur Theory to the commercial cinema, from Orson Welles to Kenneth Anger."

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User Review  - Brandon Sylvester - Goodreads

maybe not the bible of structural/ essay film, but if you are looking for a way to loosely connect the true development of the US avant-garde to classic cinema or earlier European movements, this will help. Read full review


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About the author (1970)

P. Adams Sitney is a noted writer on film and a former editor of Film Culture magazine. He is also the author of Visionary Film and Modernist Montage, and has edited The Avant Garde Reader. He teaches at Princeton University and lives in New Jersey.

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