A Critical Cinema

A Critical Cinema

by Scott MacDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520058011

ISBN-13: 9780520058019

Pub. Date: 10/26/1988

Publisher: University of California Press


It is widely understood that writing can discuss writing, but we rarely consider that film can be used as a means of analyzing conventions of the commercial film industry, or of theorizing about cinema in general. Over the past few decades, however, independent cinema has produced a body of fascinating films that provide intensive critiques of nearly every element…  See more details below

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It is widely understood that writing can discuss writing, but we rarely consider that film can be used as a means of analyzing conventions of the commercial film industry, or of theorizing about cinema in general. Over the past few decades, however, independent cinema has produced a body of fascinating films that provide intensive critiques of nearly every element of the cinematic apparatus. The experience of these films simultaneously depends on and redefines our relationship to the movies.

Critical Cinema provides a collection of in-depth interviews with some of the most accomplished "critical" filmmakers. These interviews demonstrate the sophistication of their thinking about film (and a wide range of other concerns) and serve as an accessible introduction to this important area of independent cinema. Each interview is preceded by a general introduction to the filmmaker's work; detailed filmographies and bibliographies are included. Critical Cinema will be a valuable resource for all those involved in the formal study of film, and will be essential reading for film lovers interested in keeping abreast of recent developments in North American cinema.

INTERVIEWEES: Hollis Frampton, Larry Gottheim, Robert Huot, Taka Iimura, Carolee Schneeman, Tom Chomont, J.J. Murphy, Beth B and Scott B, John Waters, Vivienne Dick, Bruce Conner, Robert Nelson, Babette Mangolte, George Kuchar, Diana Barrie, Manuel DeLanda, Morgan Fisher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520058019
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/26/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction
Kenneth Anger
Tony Conrad

ON THE SIXTIES
Nathaniel Dorsky
Peggy Ahwesh
Alan Berliner
Robb Moss
Phil Solomon
James Benning

ON HIS WESTERNS
J. Leighton Pierce
Matthias Müller
Sharon Lockhart
Jennifer Todd Reeves
On Chronic and The Time We Killed
Kano Shiho
Ernie Gehr

Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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