Dreams of Chaos, Visions of Order: Understanding the American Avant-Garde Cinema / Edition 1

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In spite of the difficulty of most American avant-garde films, one can read volumes and find almost no mention of how to view these films. Dreams of Chaos, Visions of Order addresses precisely this question: how—and to what extent—can viewers make sense of American avant-garde films? It is a controversial book that examines the implicit assumptions of traditional scholarship, advocates on alternative to dominant approaches to the avant-garde cinema, and questions some long-standing clichés about the history of the avant-garde.

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Addresses the question of how--and to what extent--viewers can make sense of American avant-garde films. Peterson examines the implicit assumptions of other scholars, advocates an alternative to dominant approaches to the avant-garde cinema, and questions some long-standing cliches about the history of the avant garde. Includes numerous (but tiny) photographs. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814324578
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Series: Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

James Peterson is a writer and scholar living in Madison, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Acquired Taste?: The Problem of the Viewer 1
2 Avant-garde Film Viewing as Problem Solving 13
3 The Poetic Strain of the Avant-garde 29
4 Brakhage, Abstract Expressionism and Interpretive Schemata 61
5 Rounding Up the Usual Suspects: The Minimal Strain and Interpretive 71
6 Film that Insists on Its Shape: The Minimal Strain 95
7 The Usual Suspects Still at Large: The Interpretive Schemata of the Assemblage Strain 126
8 The Logic of the Absurd: The Assemblage Strain 145
Afterword: The Avant-garde Cinema in the Age of Postmodernism 179
Notes 187
References 195
Index 207
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