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Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema

Duncan Reekie Duncan Reekie
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Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema is the indispensable history of underground cinema, an untold story that includes the British independent and French avant-garde cinemas of the 1920s, the counterculture film movements of the 1960s, the microcinema resurgence of the 1990s, and beyond. Dispensing with simplistic "art versus commerce" discourses, Subversion not only discovers the cultural roots of underground filmmaking in bohemian cabarets of nineteenth-century Paris and the fairbooths of medieval London, but situates the underground as a radical and popular subculture separate from mainstream cinema and avant-garde film.

 

Table of Contents

 Introduction: The Deceptive Typology of Experimental Film and Video

ART/NOT ART

A Historical Outline of the Function of the Illegitimate Popular Tradition: Continuity and Resistance

The History of Art, the Function of the Avant-Garde and the Rise of Modernism

Folklore vs. Kitch: How Art Theorised Against the Popular

CINEMA AT THE HEART OF THE POP/ART CONFLICT

Montage Culture: Cinema as the Popular Function of Film

The First Avant-Garde Film Movement: The Vengeance of Art

British Independent Film 1925-66: The Rise of the State Alternative to Popular Culture

Amateur Cine Culture: The Hidden Continuity From 1930s Experimental Film to 1960s Underground Cinema

THE SEARCH FOR THE COOL PLACE: UNDERGROUND CINEMA VS. AVANT-GARDE FILM

 Anti-Art, Pop and Bohemia: The Bohemian Cabaret as Precursor to the Underground Cinema

The Origins of the US Underground: The Cultural Hybrid of Popular Culture, Anti-Art and the Counter-culture

The London Film-makers' Co-operative and the First British Underground Cinema 1966-70

Radical Theory and Its Practice: A Demystification

The Construction of the Independent Sector: A Trinity of Texts - Curtis, Gidal and Wollen

The Underground Cinema Resurgence: From the New York Cinema of Transgression to the New London Underground 1991-2006

Notes

Bibliography

Index

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Duncan Reekie is a filmmaker, performer, and Underground Cinema activist

Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema is the indispensable history of underground cinema, an untold story that includes the British independent and French avant-garde cinemas of the 1920s, the counterculture film movements of the 1960s, the microcinema resurgence of the 1990s, and beyond. Dispensing with simplistic "art versus commerce" discourses, Subversion not only discovers the cultural roots of underground filmmaking in bohemian cabarets of nineteenth-century Paris and the fairbooths of medieval London, but situates the underground as a radical and popular subculture separate from mainstream cinema and avant-garde film.

 

Table of Contents

 Introduction: The Deceptive Typology of Experimental Film and Video

ART/NOT ART

A Historical Outline of the Function of the Illegitimate Popular Tradition: Continuity and Resistance

The History of Art, the Function of the Avant-Garde and the Rise of Modernism

Folklore vs. Kitch: How Art Theorised Against the Popular

CINEMA AT THE HEART OF THE POP/ART CONFLICT

Montage Culture: Cinema as the Popular Function of Film

The First Avant-Garde Film Movement: The Vengeance of Art

British Independent Film 1925-66: The Rise of the State Alternative to Popular Culture

Amateur Cine Culture: The Hidden Continuity From 1930s Experimental Film to 1960s Underground Cinema

THE SEARCH FOR THE COOL PLACE: UNDERGROUND CINEMA VS. AVANT-GARDE FILM

 Anti-Art, Pop and Bohemia: The Bohemian Cabaret as Precursor to the Underground Cinema

The Origins of the US Underground: The Cultural Hybrid of Popular Culture, Anti-Art and the Counter-culture

The London Film-makers' Co-operative and the First British Underground Cinema 1966-70

Radical Theory and Its Practice: A Demystification

The Construction of the Independent Sector: A Trinity of Texts - Curtis, Gidal and Wollen

The Underground Cinema Resurgence: From the New York Cinema of Transgression to the New London Underground 1991-2006

Notes

Bibliography

Index

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Duncan Reekie is a filmmaker, performer, and Underground Cinema activist

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SKU 9781905674213
Author(s) Reekie, Duncan
Subtitle The Definitive History of Underground Cinema
Publisher(s) Wallflower Press
Format Paperback
Original publication date 1 May 2007
Number of pages 224 pages with illustrations

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