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Other cinemas : politics, culture and experimental film in the 1970s

Author: Sue Clayton; Laura Mulvey
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Its innovations and debates have had far-reaching and long-lasting influence, with a resurgence of interest in the decade revealed by new gallery events, film screenings and social networks that recognise its achievements. Professor Laura Mulvey, and writer and director Sue Clayton, bring together journalists and scholars at the cutting edge of research into 1970s radical cinema for this collection. Chapters are at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Clayton; Laura Mulvey
ISBN: 9781784537180 1784537187
OCLC Number: 993778614
Description: x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Sue Clayton and Laura Mulvey --
Part 1: Critical contexts for 1970s experimental filmmaking. 1. Semiotics and 1970s British film culture / Nicolas Helm-Grovas ; 2. Listening to women / Sophie Mayer ; 3. Political contexts of 1970s independent filmmaking / Steve Sprung and Anthony Davies ; 4. Platforms of history: Brecht and the public uses of radical history in 1970s independent cinema / Colin Perry --
Part 2: Infrastructures, technologies and 1970s experimental filmmaking. 5. Audiences : not an optional extra : artists' distribution practices from the London film-makers' co-op to Lux / Julia Knight ; 6. Engaging material specificities : aesthetics and politics in the 1970s / Kim Knowles ; 7. The technologies and practices of 1970s community video in the UK / Ed Webb-Ingall ; 8. 'Whose history?' Feminist advocacy and experimental film and video / Lucy Reynolds --
Part 3: Practices, aesthetics and 1970s experimental filmmaking (the 200 avant-gardes). 9. A whole new attitude : the London film-makers' co-op in the decade of structural/materialism / Steven McIntyre ; 10. The 'salvage' of working-class history and experience : reconsidering the Amber Collective's 1970s Tyneside documentaries / Jamie Chambers ; 11. Television interventions : experiments in broadcasting by artists in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s / Catherine Elwes ; 12. Britain's black filmmaking workshops and collective practice / Daniella Rose King --
Part 4: Case studies. 13. Views of River Yar : reconsidering Raban and Welsby's landmark landscape film / Federico Windhausen ; 14. Between seeing and knowing : Stephen Dwoskin's Behindert and the camera's caress / Rachel Garfield ; 15. Rapunzel, let down your hair / Amy Tobin ; 16. 'On her devolves the labour' : the cinematic time travel of The Song of the Shirt / Kodwo Eshun --
Part 5: Snapshots from the 1970s. 17. Memories of the other cinema / Nick Hart-Williams ; 18. Organising for innovation in film and television : the independent film-makers' association in the long 1970s / Simon Blanchard and Claire M. Holdsworth ; 19. The International Forum on Avant-Garde Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival, 1976 : interview with Lynda Myles / Kim Knowles ; 20. The workshop declaration : independents and organised labour / Claire M. Holdsworth ; 21. Campaigning for innovation and experiment on Channel 4 / Claire M. Holdsworth and Rod Stoneman --
Chronological list of recent events.
Responsibility: edited by Sue Clayton and Laura Mulvey.


The 1970s was an enormously creative period for experimental film.  Read more...
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