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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lovers of cinema.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c1995
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|ISBN:||0299146804 9780299146801 0299146847 9780299146849|
|Description:||xii, 404 p. : ill. ; 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.|
Lovers of Cinema will become an essential point of reference for the future study of cinema's early years. Horak's extensive introduction surveys the milieu and aspirations of these pioneering filmmakers and traces their relation to amateur and documentary film traditions. Also included in the book is a listing of all American avant-garde films produced in the years before World War II and a bibliography of the most relevant criticism, literature, and news accounts. Many of the early avant-garde films discussed here, such as Tell-Tale Heart, Mr. Motorboat's Last Stand, and Poem 8, were lost until their rediscovery and restoration by Horak.