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The “Flaming” Freedom of Jonas Mekas

RAYMOND J. HABERSKI

in Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124292
eISBN:
9780813134918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Jonas Mekas, who embraced cinema in a way that more closely resembled the views of Cardinal Spellman and Martin Quigley. He believed movies could transform society and even ... More


Journey to Central Park

Des O’Rawe

in Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099663
eISBN:
9781526104137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares two documentary treatments of the 1980 Central Park vigil for John Lennon: Jonas Mekas’ Happy Birthday to John (1995), and Raymond Depardon's Ten Minutes Silence for John Lennon ... More


“Here Are Materials Strewn Along the Ground”: The Ethical Aesthetics of the Ordinary

Rebecca A. Sheehan

in American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the philosophy of the ordinary and the everyday proposed in the films of Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and Phil Solomon. It places their work in the context of an interest in ... More


Essay Films about Film: The ‘Filmed Correspondence’ Between José Luis Guerin and Jonas Mekas

Fernando Canet

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most enlightening examples of essay films exploring filmmaking is the unique dialogue between José Luis Guerín and Jonas Mekas. Taking part in the larger Todas las cartas. Correspondencias ... More


Toward the Temenos: Gregory Markopoulos’ Eniaios

Richard I. Suchenski

in Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190274108
eISBN:
9780190274139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274108.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In his eighty-hour Eniaios, Gregory Markopoulos intensifies both the underlying Romanticism and the montage aesthetics of silent era figures like Abel Gance. He does so by completely rejecting the ... More


Vanishing Subtitles: The Invisible Cinema (1970–4)

Tessa Dwyer

in Speaking in Subtitles: Revaluing Screen Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410946
eISBN:
9781474434720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410946.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This case-study chapter focuses on the blanket rejection of both subtitling and dubbing at New York’s short-lived Invisible Cinema, established by Anthology Film Archives in the early 1970s. In ... More


Film

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter commences with a reading of Fred Zimmermann’s High Noon (1952) assessing the relationship between Hollywood and Cold War ideologies. It then looks at the significance of countercultural ... More


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