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The filming of modern life : European avant-garde film of the 1920s

Author: Malcolm Turvey
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1920s, the European avant-garde embraced the cinema, experimenting with the medium in radical ways. Painters including Hans Richter and Fernand Leger as well as filmmakers belonging to such avant-garde movements as Dada and surrealism made some of the most enduring and fascinating films in the history of cinema. In The Filming of Modern Life, Malcolm Turvey examines five films from the avant-garde canon and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turvey, Malcolm, 1969-
Filming of modern life
(DLC) 2010020908
(OCoLC)620837138
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Turvey
ISBN: 9780262295307 026229530X
OCLC Number: 892105593
Notes: "An October book."
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Abstraction and rhythm 21 --
"Cinema pur" and Ballet mécanique --
Dada, Entr'acte and Paris qui dort --
Surrealism and Un chien andalou --
City symphony and Man with a movie camera --
Film, distraction, and modernity.
Other Titles: European avant-garde film of the 1920s
Responsibility: Malcolm Turvey.

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The complex stance toward modernity taken by 1920s avant-garde cinema, as exemplified by five major films.  Read more...

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