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03. The New American Cinema: United States (1940s-60s)

“If cinema is to take its place beside the others as a full-fledged art form, it must cease merely to record realities that owe nothing to their actual existence to the film instrument. Instead, it must create a total experience so much out of the very nature of the instrument as to being separable from […]

Smith, Jack. “Flaming Creaures” (1962-63)

Jack Smith (1932-1989) Back to Jack Smith Flaming Creatures (1962-63)

Deren, Maya. “Cinematography,” Re film and total experience.

“If cinema is to take its place beside the others as a full-fledged art form, it must cease merely to record realities that owe nothing of their actual existence to the film instrument. Instead, it must create a total experience so much out of the very nature of the instrument as to be inseparable from […]

Brakhage, Stan. “Mothlight” (1963)

Deren, M. “Cinematography,” re reality itself

“If realism is the term for a graphic image which most precisely simulates some real object, then a photograph must be differentiated from it as a form of reality itself.” Maya Deren, Cinematography, p. 64

Deren, M. “Ritual in Transfigured Time,” 1946

Deren, Maya. A study in choreography for camera (1945)

Brakhage, Stan. Window Water Baby Moving (1959) Part 1

Brakhage, Stan. Desistfilm.

Mekas, Jonas. Paris Hilton by Jonas Mekas. 2007.