An hour-long filmed profile of Amos Vogel, year old New York resident and Austrian emigre, founder of the New York Film Festival and America’s most. When Film as a Subversive Art was first published in , it was already after the fact. Amos Vogel had spent 16 years – from to – running the. An-all night screening of experimental and arthouse classics in tribute to the late Cinema 16 founder and author of Film As A Subversive Art.

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Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel And Cinema 16

I fundamentally disagree with Vogel at multiple points and find his az upon subversion as the highest artistic good to be foolishly untenable. I consider this one essential for subversve serious film book shelf. Return to Book Page. This sort of radical, all-encompassing view of cinema is a cinema without ethics, or at least a cinema where the only ethic is to strip and expose everything for its own sake.

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I first read this in college. I could spend the rest of my life searching out these films based on Vogel’s descriptions alone.

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Film as a Subversive Art by Amos Vogel. Life and death are inextricable here, as doctors and orderlies never clearly seen mingle with fi,m manipulate the inert flesh, dead and live hands often touching its strong close-ups. A luxuriant, baroque oddity in the tradition of decadent art, this wicked film is a tribute to Aleister Crowley, self-styled Master Magickian of the 20slovingly performed by his latter-day American disciples. Refresh and try again. In this Internet-driven era, with no shortage of movie-related sites and online video streaming, it probably won’t be too difficult to find and watch even the most obscure films discussed in this book.


Jun 13, Keefe rated it really liked it Shelves: Yet in the [ 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 films, including many banned, rarely seen, or never released works.

Dirk Dufour rated it really liked it Dec 24, This final demystification of man — an unforgettable reminder of our physicality, fragility, mortality — robs us of metaphysics only to reintroduce it on another level; for the more physical we are seen to be, the more marvelous subversuve the mystery. There are certainly many gems to be found, but probably as many duds as Vogel’s conception of subversion and philosophy of cinema fllm a political tool becomes more important than the merits of the films themselves at some point.

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The watching of film as an inherently subversive activity because it draws conflict between the rational mind recognising the film is artificial, an illusion, and the irrational urge to believe in the artificial reality the film presents? An incident becomes the subject of a fearful dream which, in the end, intersects with actuality and destroys the heroine. There are certainly many gems to be found, but probably as many duds as Vogel’s conception of subversion and philosophy of cinem There’s a lot of thought-provoking arguments and analysis Vogel makes when examining a lot of films that exist on the fringe of cinema, both heavily artistic and exploitative.

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He harps on the merits of well-established art films, bringing a new perspective of how they challenge cinema and the audience’s ideas, but mostly focues on a lot of elusive and under-seen films. The Silence Before Bach Refreshments will be available throughout the night, with free tea and coffee for all ticket holders.


Subverrsive 04, Distress Strauss rated it it was amazing. Start your free trial. The new edition doesn’t add much, and it doesn’t need to. The insecurities and pent-up emotions of an immigrant in the USA give way to political ruminations and critical commentaries on the colonization of the mind by the American Dream.

Cinema as a Subversive Art: An All-Night Filmic Wake for Amos Vogel

Though it was first published more than a quarter of a century ago, meaning new directors and developments since then are not covered obviouslyit’s still a seminal and intriguing work in this area of film studies. Jun 11, Joshua rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Since the 60shis work has turned increasingly complex, computer-oriented and religious in the cosmic sense. Was this review helpful to you? After every act of carnage, the merciful white sheet descends on the remains, a symbolic gesture reinforced in series of quick, haunting fades.

But really, the list of interest is quite small considering the scope and structure of the book. An unexpected response to Pinochet’s coup d’etat in Chile. Advertise About Tips Contact Us.

Ovgel give it more stars if I adore this book! While the tension — created by montage and a very mobile camera — is unrelenting, this ultimately emerges more as a political horror film than a serious statement.

Add the first question. Interviews of this singer and actor, fragments of his films and footage from his concerts created a multifaceted portrait cogel an artist. I’m so thrilled to see that it’s back in print!