Cinema by Other Means (Hardback)
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Cinema by Other Means (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 31/05/2012
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Cinema by Other Means explores an extraordinary history, stretching from the 1910s to the present: it is a study of various avant-garde endeavors to practice the cinema by using the tools, the materials, the technology, and the techniques, which either modify or are entirely different from those associated with the standard film apparatus. Using examples from both the historical and the post-war avant-garde-Dada, Surrealism, Letterism, "structural-materialist" film, and more-the book tells the tale of the multiple conditions of cinema; of a range of peculiar and imaginative ways in which filmmakers, artists, and writers have pondered and created, performed and transformed, the "movies"-with or without directly grounding their work in the materials of film. Throughout, Levi considers works by filmmakers, artists, and theorists from all over Europe-France, Italy, Soviet Union, Germany, Hungary-with a special emphasis on the Yugoslav avant-garde. This is the first study to offer the English-language reader a thorough explication of an assortment of distinctly Yugoslav artistic phenomena, such as the Zenithist cine-writings of the 1920s, the proto-structural Antifilm movement of the early 1960s, and the "ortho-dialectical" film-poetry of the 1970s.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199841400
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 452 g
Dimensions: 211 x 148 x 20 mm


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In 1968, while exhibiting American avant-garde films in Europe, I discovered that the Yugoslavian experimental cinema was at once the most sophisticated and least known in Europe. At long last, it has found its exponent and brilliant exegete in Pavle Levi. Cinema by Other Means is an invaluable contribution to film history. * P. Adams Sitney, Princeton University *
Here is a work of truly original thought and research, drawn from material not merely unfamiliar, but hitherto unsuspected of existing by scholars of film, of literature, and the visual arts. Drawing upon material exhumed from within the texts and images of modernism's expansion throughout Europe from 1900 on, Pavle Levi maps and analyzes an unexamined mode of the cinematic. * Annette Michelson, New York University *

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