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The Cinema of Poetry

The Cinema of Poetry

by P. Adams Sitney


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Informed by the criticism of iconic filmmaker Pier Pasolini, The Cinema of Poetry offers spirited explorations of poetry's influence on classic films by Dimitri Kirsanoff, Ingmar Bergman, and Andrey Tarkovsky. It also highlights how avant-garde films made by Joseph Cornell, Lawrence Jordan, Jerome Hiler, Gregory Markopoulos, and others found rich, unexpected sources of inspiration in a diverse group of poets that includes Stephane Mallarme, Emily Dickinson, H.D., Ezra Pound, Robert Duncan, John Ashbery, and Aeschylus. Written with verve and panache, it represents the culmination of P. Adams Sitney's career-long fascination with the intersection of poetry, film, and the avant-garde.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199337033
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/03/2014
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 370,768
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

P. Adams Sitney is Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. His previous books include Eyes Upside Down and Visionary Film.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Autobiography of Enthusiasms
Pier Paolo Pasolini and "The Cinema of 'Poetry'"
Dimitri Kirsanoff's Ménilmontant
Ingmar Bergman's Primal Scene
Andrey Tarkovsky's Concept of Poetry
Poetry and the American Avant-garde Cinema
The Dialectict of Experience in Joseph Cornell's Films
Lawrence Jordan's Magical Instructions
Stan Brakhage's Poetics
Nathaniel Dorsky, Jerome Hiler, and the Polyvalent Film
Gregory J. Markopoulos and the Temenos

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