This Is Called Moving : A Critical Poetics of Film
By: Child, Abigail.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Modern and Contemporary Poetics: Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (317 p.).ISBN: 9780817381301.Subject(s): Child, Abigail | Child, Abigail | Experimental films - History and criticism | Experimental films | Motion pictures | Motion pictures - Aesthetics | Motion pictures - PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: This Is Called Moving : A Critical Poetics of FilmDDC classification: 791.43/611 | 791.43611 LOC classification: PN1995PN1995.9.E96C42 2005Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Poetry in Motion by Tom Gunning; Preface; Sex Talk; Matrix; Interrogations; Notes; Selected Works by the Author; Index
Writings on film from an award-winning filmmaker and poet. As the writer, director, producer, and cinematographer of almost all her 30 films, videos, and shorts, Abigail Child has been recognized as a major and influential practitioner of experimental cinema since the early 1970s. Hallmarks of her style are the appropriation and reassembly of found footage and fragments from disparate visual sources, ranging from industrial films and documentaries to home movies, vacation photography, and snippets of old B movies. The resulting collages and montages are cinematic narratives that have been consistently praised for their beauty and sense of wonder and delight in the purely visual. At the same time, Child's films are noted for their incisive political commentary on issues such as gender and sexuality, class, voyeurism, poverty, and the subversive nature of propaganda. In the essays of This Is Called Moving, Child draws on her long career as a practicing poet as well as a filmmaker to explore how these two language systems inform and cross-fertilize her work. For Child, poetry and film are both potent means of representation, and by examining the parallels between them-words and frames, lines and shots, stanzas and scenes-she discovers how the two art forms re-construct and re-present social meaning, both private and collective.
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