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'Our Kind of Movie'

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780262526074
Author(s): Douglas Crimp
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Dimensions: 152 x 11 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192
Pages: 18

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'We didn't think of our movies as underground or commercial or art or porn; they were a little of all of those, but ultimately they were just 'our kind of movie.'' -- Andy Warhol Andy Warhol was a remarkably prolific filmmaker, creating more than 100 movies and nearly 500 of the film portraits known as Screen Tests. And yet relatively little has been written about this body of work. Warhol withdrew his films from circulation in the early 1970s and it was only after his death in 1987 that they began to be restored and shown again. With Our Kind of Movie Douglas Crimp offers the first single-authored book about the full range of Andy Warhol's films in forty years -- and the first since the films were put back into circulation. In six essays, Crimp examines individual films, including Blow Job, Screen Test No. 2, and Warhol's cinematic masterpiece The Chelsea Girls (perhaps the most commercially successful avant-garde film of all time), as well as groups of films related thematically or otherwise -- films of seductions in confined places, films with scenarios by Ridiculous Theater playwright Ronald Tavel.
Crimp argues that Warhol's films make visible new, queer forms of sociality. Crimp does not view these films as cinema-verite documents of Warhol's milieu, or as camera-abetted voyeurism, but rather as exemplifying Warhol's inventive cinema techniques, his collaborative working methods, and his superstars' unique capabilities. Thu Please click here to ask a question
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