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Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures (häftad)

Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures

A Critical Anthology

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Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures is the first book to collect manifestoes from the global history of cinema, providing the first historical and theoretical account of the role played by film manifestos in filmmaking and film culture. Focusing equally on political and aesthetic manifestoes, Scott MacKenzie uncovers a neglected, yet nevertheless central history of the cinema, exploring a series of documents that postulate ways in which to re-imagine the cinema and, in the process, re-imagine the world. This volume collects the major European "waves" and figures (Eisenstein, Truffaut, Bergman, Free Cinema, Oberhausen, Dogme '95); Latin American Third Cinemas (Birri, Sanjines, Espinosa, Solanas); radical art and the avant-garde (Bunuel, Brakhage, Deren, Mekas, Ono, Sanborn); and world cinemas (Iimura, Makhmalbaf, Sembene, Sen). It also contains previously untranslated manifestos co-written by figures including Bollain, Debord, Hermosillo, Isou, Kieslowski, Painleve, Straub, and many others. Thematic sections address documentary cinema, aesthetics, feminist and queer film cultures, pornography, film archives, Hollywood, and film and digital media. Also included are texts traditionally left out of the film manifestos canon, such as the Motion Picture Production Code and Pius XI's Vigilanti Cura, which nevertheless played a central role in film culture.
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"The most important film book of the year. . . . required reading for both students and lovers of cinema."--CHOICE "Scott MacKenzie's astonishingly broad and amazingly thorough assembly of some 180 manifestos, Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures: A Critical Anthology, gives a vivid sense of the centrality of the manifesto to the breadth and scope of cinema as it exists today."--Film Quarterly "Every so often, a book appears that instantly commands my attention as a work of inescapable importance. Film Manifestos and Global Cinema Cultures: A Critical Anthology is such a volume. . . .The most important film book of 2014."--Film International

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Scott MacKenzie is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Queen's University in Ontario. He is co-editor of Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic and Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos.


Acknowledgments Introduction. "An Invention without a Future" 1. The Avant-Garde(s) The Futurist Cinema (Italy, 1916) F.T. Marinetti, Bruno Corra, et al. Lenin Decree (USSR, 1919) Vladimir Ilyich Lenin The ABCs of Cinema (France, 1917-1921) Blaise Cendrars WE: Variant of a Manifesto (USSR, 1922) Dziga Vertov The Method of Making Workers' Films (USSR, 1925) Sergei Eisenstein Constructivism in the Cinema (USSR, 1928) Alexei Gan Preface: Un chien Andalou (France, 1928) Luis Bunuel Manifesto of the Surrealists Concerning L'Age d'or (France, 193) The Surrealist Group Manifesto on "Que Viva Mexico" (USA, 1933) The Editors of Experimental Film Spirit of Truth (France, 1933) Le Corbusier An Open Letter to the Film Industry and to All Who Are Interested in the Evolution of the Good Film (Hungary, 1934) Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Light*Form*Movement*Sound (USA, 1935) Mary Ellen Bute Prolegomena for All Future Cinema (France, 1952) Guy Debord No More Flat Feet! (France, 1952) Lettriste International The Lettristes Disavow the Insulters of Chaplin (France, 1952) Jean-Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaitre, and Gabriel Pomerand The Only Dynamic Art (USA, 1953) Jim Davis A Statement of Principles (USA, 1961) Maya Deren The First Statement of the New American Cinema Group (USA, 1961) New American Cinema Group Foundation for the Invention and Creation of Absurd Movies (USA, 1962) Ron Rice From Metaphors on Vision (USA, 1963) Stan Brakhage Kuchar 8mm Film Manifesto (USA, 1964) George Kuchar Film Andepandan [Independents] Manifesto (Japan, 1964) Takahiko Iimura, Koichiro Ishizaki, et al. Discontinuous Films (Canada, 1967) Keewatin Dewdney Hand-Made Films Manifesto (Australia, 1968) Ubu Films, Thoms Cinema Manifesto (Australia, 1971) Arthur Cantrill and Corinne Cantrill For a Metahistory of Film: Commonplace Notes and Hypotheses (USA, 1971) Hollis Frampton Elements of the Void (Greece, 1972) Gregory Markopoulos Small Gauge Manifesto (USA, 198) JoAnn Elam and Chuck Kleinhans Cinema of Transgression Manifesto (USA, 1985) Nick Zedd Modern, All Too Modern (USA, 1988) Keith Sanborn Open Letter to the Experimental Film Congress: Let's Set the Record Straight (Canada, 1989) Peggy Ahwesh, Caroline Avery, et al. Anti-1 Years of Cinema Manifesto (USA, 1996) Jonas Mekas The Decalogue (Czech Republic, 1999) Jan Svankmajer Your Film Farm Manifesto on Process Cinema (Canada, 212) Philip Hoffman 2. National and Transnational Cinemas From "The Glass Eye" (Italy, 1933) Leo Longanesi The Archers' Manifesto (UK, 1942) Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger What Is Wrong with Indian Films? (India, 1948) Satyajit Ray Bunuel the Poet (Mexico, 1951) Octavio Paz French Cinema Is Over (France, 1952) Serge Berna, Guy Debord, et al. Some Ideas on the Cinema (Italy, 1953) Cesare Zavattini A Certain Tendency in French Cinema (France, 1954) Francois Truffaut Salamanca Manifesto & Conclusions of the Congress of Salamanca (Spain, 1955) Juan Antonio Bardem Free Cinema Manifestos (UK, 1956-1959) Committee for Free Cinema The Oberhausen Manifesto (West Germany, 1962) Alexander Kluge, Edgar Reitz, et al. Untitled [Oberhausen 1965] (West Germany, 1965) Jean-Marie Straub, Rodolf Thome, Dirk Alvermann, et al. The Mannheim Declaration (West Germany, 1967) Joseph von Sternberg, Alexander Kluge, et al. Sitges Manifesto (Spain, 1967) Manuel Revuelta, Antonio Artero, Joachin Jorda, and Julian Marcos How to Make a Canadian Film (Canada, 1967) Guy Glover How to Not Make a Canadian Film (Canada, 1967) Claude Jutra From "The Estates General of the French Cinema, May 1968" (France, 1968) Thierry Derocles, Michel Demoule, Claude Chabrol, and Marin Karmitz Manifesto of the New Cinema Movement (India, 1968) Arun Kaul and Mrinal Sen What Is to Be Done? (Fra