A Critical Cinema: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers, Volume 1

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Univ of California Press, 1988 - Performing Arts - 410 pages
It is widely understood that writing can discuss writing, but we rarely consider that film can be used as a means of analyzing conventions of the commercial film industry, or of theorizing about cinema in general. Over the past few decades, however, independent cinema has produced a body of fascinating films that provide intensive critiques of nearly every element of the cinematic apparatus. The experience of these films simultaneously depends on and redefines our relationship to the movies.
Critical Cinema provides a collection of in-depth interviews with some of the most accomplished "critical" filmmakers. These interviews demonstrate the sophistication of their thinking about film (and a wide range of other concerns) and serve as an accessible introduction to this important area of independent cinema. Each interview is preceded by a general introduction to the filmmaker's work; detailed filmographies and bibliographies are included. Critical Cinema will be a valuable resource for all those involved in the formal study of film, and will be essential reading for film lovers interested in keeping abreast of recent developments in North American cinema.
INTERVIEWEES: Hollis Frampton, Larry Gottheim, Robert Huot, Taka Iimura, Carolee Schneeman, Tom Chomont, J.J. Murphy, Beth B and Scott B, John Waters, Vivienne Dick, Bruce Conner, Robert Nelson, Babette Mangolte, George Kuchar, Diana Barrie, Manuel DeLanda, Morgan Fisher.
 

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Contents

Hollis Frampton
21
Larry Gottheim
78
Robert Huot
98
Taka limura
116
Carolee Schneemann
134
Tom Chomont
152
J J Murphy
173
Vivienne Dick
191
Robert Nelson
257
Babette Mangolte
279
George Kuchar
297
Diana Barrie
317
Manuel DeLanda
334
Morgan Fisher
353
Filmography
375
Bibliography
391

Beth B and SCOtt B
201
John Waters
222
Bruce Conner
244

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