File avant-garde/avant-garde.0511, message 2

Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 01:18:46 +0100
Subject: Re: [a-g] SHADOWS, SPECTERS,



malgosia askanas wrote:

>Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 16:12:52 -0600
>Subject: SHADOWS, SPECTERS, SHARDS: Making History in Avant-Garde Film
>From: Stacy Zellmann <>
>Demonstrates how avant-garde films better reflect the complexity of history
>than conventional film.
>SHADOWS, SPECTERS, SHARDS: Making History in Avant-Garde Film
>Jeffrey Skoller
>University of Minnesota Press | 264 pages | 2005
>ISBN 0-8166-4231-1 | hardcover | $74.95
>ISBN 0-8166-4232-X | paperback | $24.95
>Shadows, Specters, Shards examines experimental films, including work by
>Eleanor Antin, Ernie Gehr, and Jean-Luc Godard, that take up events such as
>the Holocaust, Latin American independence struggles, and urban politics. In
>his discussion of avant-garde film of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Jeffrey
>Skoller reveals how a nuanced understanding of the past is linked to the
>artistry of image making and storytelling.
>"A passionate and close reading of a body of previously neglected
>avant-garde films, which in Jeffrey Skoller's hands are revealed to be at
>the cutting edge of some of the most significant social and intellectual
>debates of the last three decades. Shadows, Specters, Shards is a timely and
>provocative contribution to film culture and scholarship." - Yvonne Rainer
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