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To Salivate Is Not to Speak, as Boring as Watching Dust

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter studies Isidore Isou's Traité de bave et d' éternité (On Venom and Eternity), which premiered on April 20, 1951. By using Lettrist poetry as part of the film sound track's experimental ... More


Introduction

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book examines the core Lettrist films produced by Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaître, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, and Guy Debord in the years 1951–1952. In the film Traité de bave et d'éternité ... More


: Leaving The Movie Theater

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

For decades, the canonical histories of postwar avant-garde cinema have begun with the “mythopoetic” and “visionary” ideas of Deren and Brakhage, in utter neglect of the radical Lettrist cinema by ... More


Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Kaira M. Cabañas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226174457
eISBN:
9780226174624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

One of the most important avant-garde movements of postwar Paris was Lettrism, which crucially built an interest in the relationship between writing and image into projects in poetry, painting, and ... More


Reembodied Writing: Lettrism and Kinesthetic Scripts (1946–1959)

Christophe Wall-Romana

in Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

World War II led to a renewal of cinepoetry, not as utopian experiment but as a practice aiding in the reconstruction of the embodied self, of being-in-the-world and of the sensoriality of language. ... More


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