The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson

 
 
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erscheint ca. am 26. August 2011
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 583 Seiten
978-1-55458-201-3 (ISBN)
 
Since the late 1950s Stan Brakhage has been in the forefront of independent filmmaking. His body of work a some seventy hours a is one of the largest of any filmmaker in the history of cinema, and one of the most diverse. Probably the most widely quoted experimental filmmaker in history, his films typify the independent cinema. Until now, despite well-deserved acclaim, there has been no comprehensive study of Brakhage's oeuvre. The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition fills this void. R. Bruce Elder delineates the aesthetic parallels between Brakhage's films and a broad spectrum of American art from the 1920s through the 1960s. This book is certain to stir the passions of those interested in artistic critique and interpretation in its broadest terms.
 
Since the late 1950s Stan Brakhage has been in the forefront of independent filmmaking. His body of work a some seventy hours a is one of the largest of any filmmaker in the history of cinema, and one of the most diverse. Probably the most widely quoted experimental filmmaker in history, his films typify the independent cinema. Until now, despite well-deserved acclaim, there has been no comprehensive study of Brakhage's oeuvre. The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition fills this void. R. Bruce Elder delineates the aesthetic parallels between Brakhage's films and a broad spectrum of American art from the 1920s through the 1960s. This book is certain to stir the passions of those interested in artistic critique and interpretation in its broadest terms.
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R. Bruce Elder is an award-winning filmmaker and teaches media at Ryerson University. His book Harmony & Dissent (WLU Press, 2008) received the prestigious Robert Motherwell Book Prize and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Rudolf Kuenzli described DADA, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect (WLU Press, 2013) as athat rare book that casts the early twentieth-century avant-garde in a very new light.a
R. Bruce Elder is an award-winning filmmaker and teaches media at Ryerson University. His book Harmony & Dissent (WLU Press, 2008) received the prestigious Robert Motherwell Book Prize and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Rudolf Kuenzli described DADA, Surrealism, and the Cinematic Effect (WLU Press, 2013) as athat rare book that casts the early twentieth-century avant-garde in a very new light.a
Table of Contents for The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein and Charles Olson by R. Bruce Elder With Gratitude Acknowledgments Preface From the Givenness of Nature to the Encumbered Modern Body The Signifying Body The Two Bodies in the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer: The Body Observed Externally and the Body Experienced from Within The Modern Bodyas Unbearable Burden of Being The Harmony of Spirit and Body The Primacy of the Subject Body and the Recessiveness of the Subject Body Chapter 1. Four for America: Williams, Pound, Stein, Brakhage Styles of English Metre Meaning and Personal Being: Pound and Brakhage The Seachange: Or, How Pound Came aTo Break the Pentametera Bergson, Hulme, Pound, and Brakhage on the Body and Energy Experience as Energy: A Pattern for Thinking First-Person Singular: Bergson, Hulme, and Brakhage on the Primacy of Individuality Between Self and World: The Image in Hulme, Williams, Brakhage Writing = Composing Soundas Energies, Filmmaking = Composing Lightas Energies: Gertrude Stein and Stan Brakhageas Conceptions of Their Media Digressive Interpolation: The Persistence of Emersonas Vision in Steinas Writing and Brakhageas Filmmaking Out of Stein: A Theory of Meaning for Stan Brakhageas Films The Paradox of a Perlocutionary Semantics: Brakhage and Stein on Artistic Meaning The Romanticism of Brakhageas Conception of Meaning Chapter 2. The Conception of the Body in Open Form Poetics and Its Influence on Stan Brakhageas Filmmaking H. Lawrence and the Poetics of Energy Two Crucial Influences on Embodied Poetics: A.N. Whitehead and Maurice Merleau-Ponty A.N. Whiteheadas Project: Reconciling Permanence and Flux Olsonas Energetics of Embodied Existence Michael McClureas Poetics: The Body Is an Organism. The Universe Is an Organism. A Poem Embodies an Aspect of the Universeas Evolving Form Allen Ginsberg: The Breath, the Voice, and the Poem Action Painting as Performance Glossary Notes Selected Bibliography Stan Brakhage Filmography Index
"This challenging and important work demands the attention of film historians, scholars, critics, theoreticians, and media and culture commentators. In addition to a select bibliography, there is a glossary, a filmography, and 58 pages of notes." -- M. Wayne Cunningham -- Canadian Book Review Annual "In R. Bruce Elder's The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Charles Olson, the link between Brakhage and the great poetic voices of the 20th century is persuasively established....Elder's greatest accomplishment in this book is his ability to interweave varying disciplines so that the reader becomes acutely aware of the points of intersection between media. Despite its wide-ranging topic, The Films of Stan Brakhage is meticulously researched, remarkably lucid, and provides a compelling argument for Brakhage's place alongside these great thinkers of the 20th century." -- Christopher Luna -- Rain Taxi "Elder evidences a brilliant command of Brakhage's immense filmography and a lifetime's engagement with the poets he discusses....In every reading there are traces of the lessons Brakhage's cinema can offer to open-minded an open-eyed artists. In fact, The films of Stan Brakhage is less an academic study than the enthusiastic and fully committed response of one filmmaker to another and to the modernist tradition they both share." -- P. Adams Sitney, Princeton University, author ofVisionary Films and Modernist Montage
 
"This challenging and important work demands the attention of film historians, scholars, critics, theoreticians, and media and culture commentators. In addition to a select bibliography, there is a glossary, a filmography, and 58 pages of notes." -- M. Wayne Cunningham -- Canadian Book Review Annual
"In R. Bruce Elder's The Films of Stan Brakhage in the American Tradition of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Charles Olson, the link between Brakhage and the great poetic voices of the 20th century is persuasively established....Elder's greatest accomplishment in this book is his ability to interweave varying disciplines so that the reader becomes acutely aware of the points of intersection between media. Despite its wide-ranging topic, The Films of Stan Brakhage is meticulously researched, remarkably lucid, and provides a compelling argument for Brakhage's place alongside these great thinkers of the 20th century." -- Christopher Luna -- Rain Taxi
"Elder evidences a brilliant command of Brakhage's immense filmography and a lifetime's engagement with the poets he discusses....In every reading there are traces of the lessons Brakhage's cinema can offer to open-minded an open-eyed artists. In fact, The films of Stan Brakhage is less an academic study than the enthusiastic and fully committed response of one filmmaker to another and to the modernist tradition they both share." -- P. Adams Sitney, Princeton University, author ofVisionary Films and Modernist Montage

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