Jan Svankmajer

Film As A Subversive Art
by Amos Vogel

The now scarce 2005 reprint edition of one of the greatest books on film. 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.
This 2005 edition, published by D.A.P./C.T. Editions, also quickly went out of print and it has not been available since.

Includes Luis Buñuel, Dusan Makavejev, Luis Buñuel, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Connor, Roman Polanski, Vera Chytilova, Alfred Hitchcock, Carolee Schneemann, Peter Watkins, Tony Conrad, Jonas Mekas, Andrei Tarkovsky, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Bresson, Luchino Visconti, Chris Marker, Federico Fellini, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kate Millett, John Cassavettes, Shuji Terayama, William Klein, Russ Meyers, Louis Malle, Woody Allen, Yoko Ono, Michelangelo Antonioni, Agnes Varda, Walerian Borowczyk, Andy Warhol, Ingmar Bergman, Jacques Rivette, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Lindsay Anderson, Roberto Rossellini, Marguerite Duras, Charlie Chaplin, Paul Morrissey, Joseph Losey, Otto Muehl, Hans Richter, Fritz Lang, Jean Genet, Kenneth Anger, Maya Deren, Jean-Luc Godard, Frans Zwartjes, Arrabal, Jack Smith, Stan Vanderbeek, Werner Herzog, Morgan Fisher, Jean Renior, Michael Snow, Robert Frank, Jan Svankmajer, Sam Peckinpah, Paul Sharits, Akira Kurosawa, Yoko Ono, Orson Welles, Frederick Wiseman, Ken Jacobs, Martin Scorcese, Jean Cocteau, Manuel Octavio Gomez, Stanley Kubrick, Norman McLaren, Albert Maysles and David Maysles, to name only a few of the hundreds of film-makers whose works are featured in this essential film book.

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Ces Dessins qui Bougent / These drawings that move : 1892-1992
Cent Ans de Cinema d'Animation / One hundred years of Animated Film by René Laloux


Written by one of the finest in the field, René Laloux, this scarce French book published in 1996 traces the history of animated cinema. “Ces Dessins qui Bougent : 1892-1992 – Cent Ans de Cinema d’Animation” (These drawings that move : 1892-1992 – One hundred years of Animated Film) is richly illustrated throughout with some of the best historical examples in animated film, dissecting the form through the work of Bruno Bozzetto, Jan Svankmajer, Paul Grimault, Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki, Yuri Norstein, Norman Mclaren, Walérian Borowczyk, Jiri Trnka, Ralph Bakshi, Jean Giraud (Mœbius), Philippe Caza, Osvaldo Cavandoli, Peter Foldes, and so many more. Includes a great illustrated chronology of important works. Texts in French.

René Laloux (July 13, 1929 – March 14, 2004) was a French animator and film director, well known for his animated films including The Snails (Les Escargots, 1965), Time Masters (1982), Gandahar (1988), and his most famous, Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage, 1973), collaborating with artists Roland Topor, Jean Giraud (Mœbius) and Philippe Caza.

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