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Starring James Fox, Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg, Performance was made by Donald Cammell and Nicholas Roeg in 1968, but not released until 1970. When the studio backers saw the directors cut, they were so shocked by its sexual explicitness and formal radicalism that attempts were made to destroy the negative. Performance really is one of the most extraordinary British films, and arguable the greatest. An almost magical concoction, it melds the worlds of rock music and street violence, reality and fantasy, politics and art.
Having conducted extensive interviews with surviving participants, Colin MacCabe presents in this book the definitive history of the making of Performance as well as a new interpretation of its consummate artistry.
Publisher British Film Institute, London, 1998
BFI Film Classics series
ISBN 0851706703, 9780851706702
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Filed under book | Tags: · art, art education, cinema, documentary film, film, installation art, media art, performance, photography, video
Publication documents the activities of the Center for Audio Visual Studies (CAS) at FAMU in Prague, founded in 2005. Featuring 30 works by the CAS students and alumni as well as texts by the teachers Helena Bendová, Martin Blažíček, Miroslav Petříček, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Eric Rosenzveig and Miloš Vojtěchovský
Publikace CAS: Co to je? není výstavním katalogem ani sborníkem z odborné konference. Pohybuje se někde mezi, podobně jako je mezioborové studium v Centru audiovizuálních studií FAMU. Jádrem publikace jsou dokumentace různorodých projektů dnes už třicítky studentů či absolventů CAS, ale i práce jejich učitelů. Do knihy například přispěl filozof Miroslav Petříček, ale je tu i dystopická sci-fi povídka. Najdeme tu analýzu studentských filmů od filmové historičky Heleny Bendové, ale i dokumentace a anotace samotných děl. Ty se pohybují na široké škále od dokumentárních filmů, interaktivních instalací, on-line projektů, živých performancí po street artové intervence do veřejného prostoru. Z pedagogů CAS do knihy dále přispěli Martin Blažíček, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Eric Rosenzveig a Miloš Vojtěchovský.
Publisher Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, 2013
Filed under catalogue | Tags: · chronophotography, cinema, film, film history, movement, photography
Catalogue for the exhibition held at Stanford University Museum of Art in 1972.
Edited by Anita Ventura Mozley
Publisher Department of Art, Stanford University, 1972
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“Film programme booklet produced for the London premiere of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis at the Marble Arch Pavilion on March 21, 1927. Not only a list of cast and crew, it includes eleven short pieces on the making of the movie, commentary from the director and cast, and numerous production photographs and film stills, many attractively arranged as modernist collages. One of the most interesting sections shows in parallel columns how a passage of film scenes was adapted from the novel of the same name by Lang’s wife, Thea von Harbou.” (source)
Published in March 1927
via Kabal, via Laura Massey (of Peter Harrington Book Shop)
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Filed under book | Tags: · cinema, experimental film, film, film history, film theory
“Metaphors on Vision is a collection of writings on the film and, in particular, on the film as Stan Brakhage sees and makes it. Yet more significantly it is a testament of what makes mythopoeic art. Mythopoeia is the often attempted and seldom achieved result of making a myth new or making a new myth.” (from the Introduction)
Edited with an Introduction by P. Adams Sitney
Book design by George Maciunas
Publisher Film Culture, Inc.
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Filed under book | Tags: · cinema, film, film theory, maoism, montage, photography, politics, sexuality, technology, television
Godard: Images, Sounds, Politics is an important step in making Godard’s experiments in image and sound beyond the institutions of cinema and television visible. It reads the earlier films through the more recent work, focusing on politics, technology and sexuality. These insistent themes dominate Godard’s investigation of our representation in the image, a representation always inflected by sound. These terms enable us to understand more critical the circulation of money and images in which we participate, a circulation which Godard’s work cuts across.” (from the back cover)
Includes essays by Colin MacCabe, Laura Mulvey, and Mick Eaton. Also features interviews with Godard, a filmography, and a selected bibliography. Printed in black-and-white.
With Mick Eaton and Laura Mulvey
Design Richard Hollis
Publisher The Macmillan Press, London and Basingstoke, 1980
British Film Institute Cinema series
ISBN 0333290739, 9780333290736
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Filed under journal | Tags: · acoustics, cinema, film, music, sound, television, voice
“The essays collected in this special issue of the Journal of Sonic Studies are intended to rethink the existing theories of television sound by offering a reexamination of some of the most persistent accounts of television sound from the 1980s to the present. These essays examine the technological and aesthetic changes that have accompanied the rise of new technologies, production practices, and listening perspectives over the past few decades, and they draw on a wide range of genres and categories of television sound, including commentary, voice-over, sound effects, and music soundtracks.” (from the Editorial)
Edited by Carolyn Birdsall, Anthony Enns
Publisher Leiden University Press