Tentatively, Convenience's Reviews > Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde 1943-1978
Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde 1943-1978
Tentatively, Convenience's review
Feb 27, 2008
By the time I read this bk, it was already famous. This, & "Expanded Cinema" (wch I still haven't read) still stick out in my mind as the most influential bks on the subject of experimental film. Perhaps I cd add "Film As A Subversive Art" to that duo - but I suspect that one's more obscure. Anyway, my memory of this bk is pretty vague - maybe Sitney coined the term "structuralist" - wch stuck, but not always to the individual filmmakers' satisfaction. Whatever the case may be, I remember this as being pretty insightful & thorough. If there weren't always so many unread bks to read for the 1st time, it wd be tempting to reread this one & rediscover the passion of its era.
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