Visionary Film: The American Avant-garde, 1943-2000

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Performing Arts - 462 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Meshes of the Afternoon
3
Ritual and Nature
17
The Potted Psalm
43
The Magus
83
From Trance to Myth
121
The Lyrical Film
155
Major Mythopoeia
189
Absolute Animation
231
Apocalypses and Picaresques
293
Recovered Innocence
315
Structural Film
347
The Seventies
371
The End of the 2Oth Century
409
Notes
437
Index
455
Copyright

The Graphic Cinema European Perspectives
269

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P. Adams Sitney is Professor of Visual Art at Princeton University.

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