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By Michael O'Pray

Avant-Garde movie: varieties, issues and Passions examines the diversity of matters and practices that experience comprised the lengthy background of avant-garde movie at a degree applicable for undergraduate examine. It covers the advancements of experimental film-making because the modernist explosion within the Twenties in Europe via to the Soviet movie experiments, the yank Underground cinema and the French New Wave, structuralism and modern gallery paintings of the younger British artists. via in-depth case-studies, the booklet introduces scholars not just to the historical past of the avant-garde but additionally to numerous analytical techniques to the movies themselves - starting from abstraction (Richter, Ruttmann) to surreal visions (Bunuel, Wyn Evans), underground subversion (Jack Smith, Warhol) to experimental narrative (Deren and Antonioni).

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