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On Jack Smith s Flaming Creatures and Other Secret flix of Cinemaroc

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Flaming Creatures

Author : Constantine Verevis
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Banned soon after its first midnight screenings, the prints seized and the organizers arrested, Jack Smith’s incendiary Flaming Creatures (1963) quickly became a cause célèbre of the New York underground. Championed and defended by Jonas Mekas and Susan Sontag, among others, the film wildly and gleefully transgresses nearly every norm of Hollywood morality and aesthetics. In a surreal and visually dense series of episodes, the titular “creatures” reenact scenes drawn from the collective cinematic unconscious, playing on mainstream film culture’s moral code in a way that is at once a love letter to classical Hollywood and a searing send-up of its absurdities. Tracing the film’s production and reception history, Constantine Verevis argues that it embodies a unique type of cinematic rewriting, one that combines Smith’s multifaceted artistic work with exotic fragments drawn from the cinematic past. This study of Smith’s magnum opus explores its status as a cult film that appropriates the visual texture, erotic nuance, and overt fabrication of old Hollywood exoticism.

Flaming Creature

Author : Jack Smith
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Creator of the notorious film Flaming Creatures, Jack Smith astonished an international audience with his work in film, photography, theater, performance and the written word. Example and antagonist to generations of artists and performers'revered by Robert Wilson, denounced by Kenneth Anger, imitated by Andy Warhol?Jack Smith is ready for his close-up, on location in the streets and ruins of the world. This volume recognizes Smith's seminal contributions and the need for a significant rethinking of the history of the American avant-garde.

Flash Flaherty

Author : Scott MacDonald
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"Flash Flaherty, the much-anticipated follow-up volume to The Flaherty: Decades in the Cause of Independent Cinema, offers a people's history of the world-renowned Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, an annual event where participants confront and reimagine the creative process surrounding multiple document/documentary forms and modes of the moving image. This collection, which includes a mosaic of personal recollections from attendees of the Flaherty Seminar over a span of more than 60 years, highlights many facets of the "Flaherty experience." The memories of the seminarians reveal how this independent film and media seminar has created a lively and sometimes cantankerous community within and beyond the institutionalized realm of American media culture. Editors Scott MacDonald and Patricia R. Zimmermann have curated a collective polyphonic account that moves freely between funny anecdotes, poetic impressions, critical considerations, poignant recollections, scholarly observations, and artistic insights. Together, the contributors to Flash Flaherty exemplify how the Flaherty Seminar propels shared insights, challenging debates, and actual change in the world of independent media"--

Luminous Creatures

Author : J. David Conner
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The New American Cinema

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The New Yorker

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Beyond the Dream Syndicate

Author : Branden W. Joseph
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Examining Tony Conrad's collaborative interactions as a guiding thread by which to investigate the contiguous networks and discursive interconnections in 1960s art.

Lux

Author : YYZ (Gallery)
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Become immersed in the most innovative and vital in recent Canadian and international experimental film and video. Using the exhibition history of the Toronto screening group Pleasure Dome as a starting point to survey the work of independent film and videomakers during the 1990s, Lux delves into the work of these experimental artists with unprecedented depth and insight. The result is an anthology that provides an extensive overview of the period and also zooms in on the specific themes, oeuvres, styles and individual works that characterize the decade.

American Playhouse

Author : Philip Monk
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Artscribe

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Artscribe International

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Author : Steven Jay Schneider
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Complemented by more than eight hundred movie stills and actor photographs, an updated film reference lists 1,001 "must-see" movies in a chronological arrangement, providing information on director, producer, screenplay writer, music, cast members, and awards, along with a detailed review of each.

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Andy Warhol

Author : Queensland Art Gallery
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Here you will find over 400 Polaroids by Andy Warhol of street hustlers and call boys engaging in sexual acts and posing as drag queens. The pictures inspired paintings known as the Torso Series but, as Bob Colacello recounts, were known around the office as the Cocks, Cunts, and Assholes Series.

Adventures of Perception

Author : Scott MacDonald
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"These essays are among Scott MacDonald's best. An added bonus among all this new work is one updated vintage essay from 1981--still the very best essay ever written about the uses of pornography. All the essays are intellectually, personally and viscerally vibrant, coupling substantive recent essays with his trademark, probing interviews with key filmmakers. Each interview is beautifully paired with the essays. Scott MacDonald is a monument to thoughtful knowledge of, and pleasure in, avant-garde cinema."--Linda Williams, author of Screening Sex "More than any other critic, Scott MacDonald truly explores contemporary experimental cinema, seeking out new works and new artists, reconsidering classics and broadening out our sense of film history from the images on screen to the social, political and economic contexts and debates surrounding them. And yet if MacDonald surveys a complex landscapes, his books never carry the claustrophobia of the archive or academia. This criticism answers the call of the open road, with conversations and companionship with vivid personalities guiding the way, and the sense of high adventure waiting just around the bend."--Tom Gunning, Chair, Committee on Cinema and Media, University of Chicago

Captured

Author : Clayton Patterson
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The definitive anthology of New York's underground cinema in its creators' own words.

Films and Filming

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Film Culture

Author : Jonas Mekas
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