By Sheldon Renan
Written within the 1960's this booklet is a accomplished research of avant-garde and experimental cinema courting again to the infancy of the cinema. Names like Stan Brakhage and Jordan Belson who've had a measurable influence on smooth cinema in addition to the extra sensational auteurs like Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger and Jack Smith are mentioned and evaluated. In our age of video and video discs, a lot of the ebook turns out dated however the chronicling of the evolution of contemporary process and thematic fabric is thorough and interesting. some of the discoveries of those pioneers are typical methods in today's cinema.
Renan's publication on underground movie is a vintage "introduction" to the yank avant garde. good things on Brakhage, used to be most likely a gem in its day. identify sums it up, simply brief "blurbs" on a few lovely now vague filmmakers... a pleasant better half.
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An Introduction to the American Underground Film by Sheldon Renan