An hour-long filmed profile of Amos Vogel, year old New York resident and Austrian emigre, founder of the New York Film Festival and America’s most. When Film as a Subversive Art was first published in , it was already after the fact. Amos Vogel had spent 16 years – from to – running the. An-all night screening of experimental and arthouse classics in tribute to the late Cinema 16 founder and author of Film As A Subversive Art.

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Beneath the flippant facade an uncomfortable black comedy unfolds, as the filmmaker deftly manipulates our subconcious ; for the plight of the hapless heroine, confused, paranoid, surrounded by people vohel seldom are what they seem to be, corresponds to our own deepest fears.

Film as a Subversive Art by Amos Vogel. Nevertheless, as Gene Youngblood observes in Expanded Cinema: Indeterminacy, the union of opposites, the cosmic, the expansion of consciousness, the going beyond rationalism; all these are intimated purely visually, almost subliminally—to those willing to see.

This is an invaluable reference book. Lists with This Book.

There he worked his animation magic [ You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The only weakness in this profile is it’s preference to just let Amos ramble instead of supporting his words with images from the many films her discovered.

Executive producer, Guillaume Meister. Vogel’s introductions and captions are excellent as is the intriguing choice of film stills.

For a single projection as allowed by U. These are all such fascinating ideas that really reframed a lot of how I thought about film. Refresh and try again. Hence Vogel ultimately deludes and muddles subversion with shock value.


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Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel And Cinema 16

Share this Rating Title: Search for ” Film as a Subversive Art: A luxuriant, baroque oddity in the tradition of decadent art, this wicked film is a tribute to Aleister Crowley, self-styled Master Magickian of the 20slovingly performed by his latter-day American disciples. Pic is more a portrait of the now year-old Vogel than a rigorous biography. It was the largest protest gathering yet, and it brought together Return to Book Page.

The insecurities and pent-up emotions of an immigrant in the USA give way to political ruminations and critical commentaries on the colonization of the mind by the American Dream. La solitude du chanteur de fond.

Then the camera follows in ammos shots and rapid a a surrealist procession of dimly-lit heaps — at times still red with blood — on stretchers and under shrouds, receding into the distance along bleak corridors under greenish lights. Premier Logo Created with Sketch. The most interesting and helpful summaries are films that have gained some lasting relevance today, either filmmakers known on the world scene—such as Herzog, Godard, Tarkovsky, Oshima, or Jansco—or films that just sound interesting because of story or national background.

Film as a Subversive Art

Documentary being as fictional as regular fictional films, because it constructs the ad sort of unreality through cinematic elements like editing and the mere presentation of film itself? Since the 60shis work has turned increasingly complex, computer-oriented and religious in the cosmic sense. The cover image is from Makavajev’s “WR”. Advertise About Tips Contact Us. I probably have learned more about underground film from perusing this book than any other guide.

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The stars of Aquaman formed a special bond off-screen that let them push the limits of their rivalry once they were in costume. I would love to have my own copy to refer to it when needed. Rest in peace, Vogel and yes you too VHS. I think he falls into the trap of thinking breaking taboos for the sake of breaking taboos is justifiable, and that which can be filmed and aubversive should manifest itself.


Please fill out this field with valid email address. According to Vogel–founder of Cinema 16, North America’s legendary film society–the book details the “accelerating worldwide trend toward a more liberated cinema, in which subjects and forms hitherto considered unthinkable or forbidden are boldly explored.

That sort of voluntarily submission feels all the more magical in an era so dominated by televisions, smartphones, countless ways to experience media at whatever pace and environment a viewer decides. In this Internet-driven era, with no shortage of movie-related sites and online video streaming, it probably won’t be too difficult to find and watch even the most obscure films discussed in this book. Edit Did You Know? Though the existence of as yet empty concentration camps has been confirmed in the American press, the sadistic game x the device of fjlm park seem arbitrary and artificial, limiting the radical potential of the film instead of broadening it.

MUBI Brasil – The haunting and mysterious quality of the visuals, the poetic montage and filmic rhythm — proceeding in utter silence —create a lasting classic of the international avant-gardelyrical in character, abstract rather than narrative in structure.