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Film as a Subversive Art

Vogel, Amos

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ISBN 10: 0394490789 / ISBN 13: 9780394490786
Published by Random House, New York, 1973
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in vg+ dust jacket. Tight and clean, with no prior ownership markings or bookplates. Jacket has a couple short, closed edge tears less than 1/2" each, and minor edge wear. NO chips and NOT price-clipped. NO remainder markings. Elusive publisher's HARDCOVER edition. 336 pages, copiously illustrated with photos. A study of experimental and avant-garde cinema that shatters political, sexual, and religious taboos. Bookseller Inventory # 107556

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Title: Film as a Subversive Art

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First American Edition

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A classic returns! The original edition of Amos Vogel's seminal book, Film as a Subversive Art was first published in 1974, and has been out of print since 1987. 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." So ahead of his time was Vogel that the ideas that he penned some 30 years ago are still relevant today, and readily accessible in this classic volume. Accompanied by over 300 rare film stills, Film as a Subversive Art analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use one of the most powerful art forms of our day to exchange or manipulate our conscious and unconscious, demystify visual taboos, destroy dated cinematic forms, and undermine existing value systems and institutions. This subversion of form, as well as of content, is placed within the context of the contemporary world view of science, philosophy, and modern art, and is illuminated by a detailed examination of over 500 films, including many banned, rarely seen, or never released works.

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