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Movie Journal: The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959-1971 Movie Journal: The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959-1971

Jonas Mekas Jonas Mekas
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In his Village Voice "Movie Journal" columns, Jonas Mekas captured the makings of an exciting movement in 1960s American filmmaking. Works by Andy Warhol, Gregory J. Markapoulos, Stan Brakhage, Jack Smith, Robert Breer, and others echoed experiments already underway elsewhere, yet they belonged to a nascent tradition that only a true visionary could identify. Mekas incorporated the most essential characteristics of these films into a unique conception of American filmmaking's next phase. He simplified complex aesthetic strategies for unfamiliar audiences and appreciated the subversive genius of films that many dismissed as trash. This new edition presents Mekas's original critiques in full, with additional material on the filmmakers, film studies scholars, and popular and avant-garde critics whom he inspired and transformed.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Great Mr. Mekas, by Peter Bogdanovich
Introduction to the Second Edition, by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
Introduction
1. 1959
2. 1960
3. 1961
4. 1962
5. 1963
6. 1964
7. 1965
8. 1966
9. 1967
10. 1968
11. 1969
12. 1970
13. 1971
Afterword by Jonas Mekas
Appendix
Index

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, critic, and poet who lives and works in Brooklyn. His "Movie Journal" column ran in the Village Voice from 1958 to 1975. In 1954, he cofounded the journal Film Culture. His major films include The Brig (1964), Walden (Diaries, Notes, Sketches) (1969),Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1971), and As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000).

Peter Bogdanovich is an American director, writer, actor, producer, critic, and film historian.

Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker is the managing editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.

In his Village Voice "Movie Journal" columns, Jonas Mekas captured the makings of an exciting movement in 1960s American filmmaking. Works by Andy Warhol, Gregory J. Markapoulos, Stan Brakhage, Jack Smith, Robert Breer, and others echoed experiments already underway elsewhere, yet they belonged to a nascent tradition that only a true visionary could identify. Mekas incorporated the most essential characteristics of these films into a unique conception of American filmmaking's next phase. He simplified complex aesthetic strategies for unfamiliar audiences and appreciated the subversive genius of films that many dismissed as trash. This new edition presents Mekas's original critiques in full, with additional material on the filmmakers, film studies scholars, and popular and avant-garde critics whom he inspired and transformed.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Great Mr. Mekas, by Peter Bogdanovich
Introduction to the Second Edition, by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
Introduction
1. 1959
2. 1960
3. 1961
4. 1962
5. 1963
6. 1964
7. 1965
8. 1966
9. 1967
10. 1968
11. 1969
12. 1970
13. 1971
Afterword by Jonas Mekas
Appendix
Index

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, critic, and poet who lives and works in Brooklyn. His "Movie Journal" column ran in the Village Voice from 1958 to 1975. In 1954, he cofounded the journal Film Culture. His major films include The Brig (1964), Walden (Diaries, Notes, Sketches) (1969),Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1971), and As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000).

Peter Bogdanovich is an American director, writer, actor, producer, critic, and film historian.

Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker is the managing editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.

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SKU 9780231175579
Author(s) Mekas, Jonas
Subtitle The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959-1971
Publisher(s) Columbia University Press
Format Paperback
Original publication date 10 May 2016
Number of pages 496 pages including 12 b&w illustrations

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