Film Culture Reader

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Adams P. Sitney
Cooper Square Press, Oct 17, 2000 - Performing Arts - 368 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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Contents

A Readers Guide to the American AvantGarde Film
3
The Formative Years 19555813
13
The New American Cinema
71
The Commercial Cinema and the Auteur Theory
119
The American AvantGarde
169
A Section of illustrations
214
Overviews and Theoretical Considerations
351
The Independent Film Award
423
Index
430
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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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