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Adventures of Perception: Cinema as Exploration Author: Scott MacDonald
Title: Adventures of Perception: Cinema as Exploration
ISBN: 0520258541
ISBN13: 978-0520258549
Other Formats: lrf rtf mbr lit
Pages: 440 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition, Essays/Intervie ed. edition (August 25, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1825 kb
Size EPUB version: 1653 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Over the past twenty-five years, Scott MacDonald's kaleidoscopic explorations of independent cinema have become the most important chronicle of avant-garde and experimental film in the United States. In this collection of thematically related personal essays and conversations with filmmakers, he takes us on a fascinating journey into many under-explored territories of cinema. MacDonald illuminates topics including race and avant-garde film, the political implications of the nature film, the inventive single shot films of the late 1960s and early 1970s, why men use pornography and what they are looking at when they do, poetry and the poetic in avant-garde film, the widespread failure of film studies academicians to honor those who keep film exhibition alive, and other topics.Several of the interviews--those with Korean filmmaker Gina Kim, French nature filmmakers Claude Nuridsany and Marie Pérennou (Microcosmos), Canadian media artist Clive Holden, formalist/conceptualist David Gatten, and New York's Film Forum director Karen Cooper--are the first substantial conversations with these filmmakers available in English.