Dreams of Chaos, Visions of Order: Understanding the American Avante-Garde Cinema
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Dreams of Chaos, Visions of Order: Understanding the American Avante-Garde Cinema (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media)

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Paperback, 212 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Wayne State University Press
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It was from this bk that I learned the term "graphic matching" for describing shot transitions in wch the end of one shot looks similar to the beginning of the one following it. I also learned about top-down processing. This latter inspired me to make a film called "Peterson's Restaurant". Craig Baldwin recommended that I never show it again! I like it though. Well.. sortof. Anyway, this bk attempts to explain how "viewers can make sense of American avant-garde films". I wonder how many people r...more
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not really a fan of this cognitive, problem solving approach..
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James Peterson grew up in northern California and studied chemistry and philosophy at UC Berkeley. After his studies, he traveled around the world, working his way through Asia, by land, to Europe. Eventually he landed in Paris and was amazed by the French attitude toward food and drink. (This was in the mid seventies when food in America was practically non-existent.) It was in France that he fou...more
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