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Contemporary Cinema


Offering a study of key developments in the cinema since the 1960s, this work looks at the transformation of film form in its encounter with society, the sacred, the subjective and the presence of the camera, and examines the vitality of the different "cinemas of poetry" as aesthetic resistance to the forms of filmmaking dictated by the power and money of the Hollywood studios. John Orr analyzes the influential forms of a cinema of poetry in the 1970s features by Altman, Herzog, Malick, Scorsese, Weir, Von Trotta and ...

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Contemporary Cinema
1998, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748608362

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