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Lovers of cinema : the first American film avant-garde, 1919-1945

Author: Jan-Christopher Horak
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995.
Series: Wisconsin studies in film.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians and students of American avant-garde cinema often overlook the films of the 1920s through the early 1940s, considering them mere derivatives of their European counterparts. In fact, the American films possess an eclecticism, innovation, and naivete all their own. Marshaling his broad cinematic and cultural knowledge, editor Jan-Christopher Horak has compiled in Lovers of Cinema a ground-breaking group of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lovers of cinema.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)605007942
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Christopher Horak
ISBN: 0299146804 9780299146801 0299146847 9780299146849
OCLC Number: 32129923
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : history in the gaps ; The first American film avant-garde, 1919-1945 / Jan-Christopher Horak --
The limits of experimentation in Hollywood / Kristin Thompson --
Robert Florey and the Hollywood avant-garde / Brian Taves --
American in Paris : Man Ray and Dudley Murphy / William Moritz --
Startling angles : amateur film and the early avant-garde / Patricia R. Zimmerman --
U.S. modernism and the emergence of "the right wing of film art" : the films of James Sibley Watson, Jr., and Melville Webber / Lisa Cartwright --
Theodore Huff : historian and filmmaker / Chuck Kleinhans --
Ralph Steiner / Scott MacDonald --
Straight shots and crooked plots : social documentary and the avant-garde in the 1930s / Charles Wolfe --
Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler's Manhatta / Jan-Christopher Horak --
The city viewed : the films of Leyda, Brownying, and Weinberg / William Uricchio --
Mary Ellen Bute / Lauren Rabinovitz --
Machines that give birth to images : Douglass Crockwell / Tom Gunning.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in film.
Other Titles: First American film avant-garde, 1919-1945
Responsibility: edited by Jan-Christopher Horak.
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