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Optic antics : the amazing cinema of Ken Jacobs

Author: Paul Arthur; David E James; Michele Pierson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume gathers many of the best known writers on the avant-garde from three continents to write on the cinema of Ken Jacobs, who is arguably the most important living experimental filmmaker.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Optic antics.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010027312
Named Person: Ken Jacobs; Ken Jacobs
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Arthur; David E James; Michele Pierson
ISBN: 0195384970 9780195384970 0195384989 9780195384987
OCLC Number: 726824615
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: Ken Jacobs-A Half-Century of Cinema ; 2. "A Panorama Compounded of Great Human Suffering and Ecstatic Filmic Representation": Texts On Ken Jacobs ; 3. Texts On Ken Jacobs ; 4. A Mischievous Little-Boy Revolution: The Whirled ; 5. Ken Jacobs, Moralist ; 6. The Sky Socialist: Film as an Instrument of Thought, Cinema as an Augury of Redemption ; 7. Bigger Than Life: Between Ken Jacobs and Nicholas Ray ; 8. Acts of Delay: The Play between Stillness and Motion in Tom, Tom the Piper's Son ; 9. The Piper's Son: Content and Performance in the Films of Ken Jacobs ; 10. Ken Jacobs' Two Wrenching Departures ; 11. Photo Essay ; 12. Flo Talks ; 13. Recycling, Visual Study, Expanded Theory - Ken Jacobs, Theorist, or: The Long Song of the Sons ; 14. "Avant-Garde" Filmmaker: Ken Jacobs ; 15. Ken Jacobs and the Robert Flaherty Seminar ; 16. Nervous Ken: XCXHXEXRXRXIXEXSX and after ; 17. Jacobs' Bergsonism ; 18. Ken Jacobs and Ecstatic Abstraction ; 19. Busby Berkeley, Ken Jacobs: A Precarious, Extravagant, Populist, and Constructivist Cinema ; 20. Untitled (for Ken) ; 21. Theories of Moving Pictures: Ken Jacobs after Hans Hofmann ; 22. I Owe Ken Jacobs ; 23. Professor Ken ; 24. Annotated Filmography and Performance History ; 25. Bibliography
Responsibility: edited by Michele Pierson, David E. James, and Paul Arthur.

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Optic Antics gives Jacobs devotees like myself and new audiences alike the chance to understand Ken in full context. Forget essential, Ken Jacobs is seminal cinema. * Andrew Lampert, Artist, Read more...

 
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