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Visionary Film : the American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000.

Author: P Adams Sitney
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P Adams Sitney
ISBN: 9780199727018 0199727015 1280481919 9781280481918
OCLC Number: 466423718
Description: 1 online resource (480 pages)
Contents: Contents; 1. Meshes of the Afternoon; 2. Ritual and Nature; 3. The Potted Psalm; 4. The Magus; 5. From Trance to Myth; 6. The Lyrical Film; 7. Major Mythopoeia; 8. Absolute Animation; 9. The Graphic Cinema: European Perspectives; 10. Apocalypses and Picaresques; 11. Recovered Innocence; 12. Structural Film; 13. The Seventies; 14. The End of the 20th Century; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z.

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Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.

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