Direct Theory: Experimental Motion Pictures as Major Genre

Direct Theory: Experimental Motion Pictures as Major Genre

by Edward S. Small, Timothy W. Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809332137
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 07/29/2013
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Edward S. Small is an emeritus professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas. He is a motion picture theorist specializing in semiotics and a motion picture artist concentrating on experimental production.

Timothy W. Johnson's career includes English teaching, a PhD in cinema from the University of Southern California, and more than two decades as editor and production supervisor for computer and printer manuals. he is an editor and a digital media artist.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Experimental Motion Pictures as Direct Theory 9

2 Experimental Motion Pictures as Major Genre 20

3 The European Avant-Garde 32

4 The American Avant-Garde and the American Underground 47

5 Expanded Cinema and Visionary Film 68

6 Experimental Video 89

7 Digital Experimental Motion Pictures 110

Notes 129

Select Bibliography 137

Index 139

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