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The Shadow and its Shadow
     

The Shadow and its Shadow

by Paul Hammond (Editor)
 

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Here is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. Forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical essays document Surrealism’s scandalous and nonreductive take on film. The essayists include such names as Breton, Aragon, Desnos, Dalí, Buñuel, and Man Ray, as well as many of the less famous, though equally

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Here is a classic collection of writings by the Surrealists on their mad love of moviegoing. Forty-odd theoretical, polemical, and poetical essays document Surrealism’s scandalous and nonreductive take on film. The essayists include such names as Breton, Aragon, Desnos, Dalí, Buñuel, and Man Ray, as well as many of the less famous, though equally fascinating figures of the movement.

Table of Contents: Available light / Paul Hammond

Some surrealist advice / The Surrealist Group
War letter / Jacques Vaché
On décor / Louis Aragon
Cinema U.S.A. / Philippe Soupault
Battlegrounds and commonplaces / René Crevel
Against commercial cinema / Benjamin Péret
Buster Keaton's College / Luis Buñuel
Abstract of a critical history of the cinema / Salvador Dalí

The marvelous is popular / Ado Kyrou

As in a wood / André Breton
Picture palaces / Robert Desnos
Plan for a cinema at the bottom of a lake / Bernard Roger
The lights go up / Jacques Brunius
Surrealism and cinema / Jean Goudal
Introduction to black-and-white magic / Albert Valentin
Crossing the bridge / Jacques Brunius
Sorcery and cinema / Antonin Artaud
The screen's prestige / Jacques Brunius
Remarks on cinematic oneirism / Robert Benayoun
The cinema, instrument of poetry / Luis Buñuel
Malombra, aura of absolute love / The Romanian Surrealist Group
Data toward the irrational enlargement of a film: The Shanghai Gesture / The Surrealist Group

The film and I / Ado Kyrou
Cinemage / Man Ray
Another kind of cinema / Marcel Mariën
Intention and surprise / Nora Mitrani
The ideal summa / Petr Král
Turkey broth and unlabeled love potions / Gérard Legrand
The fantastic - the marvelous / Ado Kyrou
Concerning King Kong / Jean Ferry
Larry Semon's message / Petr Král
Hands off love / The Surrealist Group
Chaplin, the copper's nark / Jean-Louis Bédouin
Manifesto of the Surrealists concerning L'ge d'orr / The Surrealist Group

Zaroff; or, The prosperities of vice / Robert Benayoun
Eroticism / Robert Desnos
Eroticism = love / Ado Kyrou
Au repas des guerrières / Nelly Kaplan
Female x film =

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
The Surrealists loved the cinema and recorded their impassioned readings of what they saw, created, and imagined in writings gathered and translated by Hammond, an author and editor of works on Mir<'o> and others. Following Hammond's introduction are over 40 essays written between 1918 and 1977, by Andr<'e> Breton, Louis Aragon, Robert Desnos, Salvador Dal<'i>, Luis Bu<~n>el, and Man Ray, among others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Now in a revised and expanded third edition, Paul Hammond's The Shadow And Its Shadow: Surrealist Writings On The Cinema gathers together a fascinating, informative, and challenging collection of writings by Surrealists on their love of, and involvement with, the movies. Here are to be found the writings of Andre Breton, Louis Aragon, Salvador Dali, Many Ray and many others. This highly recommended compendium of commentary is a "must" for professional and academic film history, popular culture, and surrealism reading lists.
Sight & Sound
Hammond’s book is a reminder of the wealth and range of surrealist writings on the cinema. . . . [T]he work represented here is still challenging and genuinely eccentric, locating itself in an ‘ethic’ of love, reverie and revolt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872863767
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,087,629
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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