An hour-long filmed profile of Amos Vogel, year old New York resident and Austrian emigre, founder of the New York Film Festival and America’s most. When Film as a Subversive Art was first published in , it was already after the fact. Amos Vogel had spent 16 years – from to – running the. An-all night screening of experimental and arthouse classics in tribute to the late Cinema 16 founder and author of Film As A Subversive Art.

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Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel And Cinema 16 – Variety

Share this Rating Title: The cinema, the physical space itself, as a womb-like enclosure, dark and loud and all-encompassing, enticing viewers into a sort of shared dream state? La solitude du chanteur de fond. Pic is ffilm a portrait of the now year-old Vogel than a rigorous biography. The watching of film as an inherently subversive activity because it draws conflict between the rational mind recognising the film is artificial, an illusion, and the irrational urge to believe in the artificial reality the film presents?

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I’d give it more stars if I could! This complex and controversial experiment utilizes two screens and the simultaneous projection of two separate films working in tandem. I find Vogel has shockingly little to give me at this point in my life.


Yet in the [ Jan 04, Distress Strauss rated it it was amazing. The copy I read was from the library.

Amos Vogel’s Film as a Subversive Art – How many have you seen?

However, a film called Disorder Desordre looks like it will be well worth watching. Szychalski rated it really liked it Dec 10, The original edition of Amos Vogel’s seminal book, “Film as a Subversive Art” was first published inand has been out of print since This sort of radical, all-encompassing view of cinema is a cinema without ethics, or at least a cinema where the only ethic is to strip and expose everything for its own sake.

More a portrait of the now year-old Vogel than a rigorous biography or film history, this is a timely reminder of the gradual flattening out of film culture the past two decades, from a time when intellectual curiosity still drove movie auds. Edit Cast Cast overview: Rest in peace, Vogel and yes you too VHS. If you are wondering just how successful Vogel’s operation was, due to public demand he was eventually forced to move from his first theater to a seat auditorium which he filled twice daily!

Only a few film clips are used which causes some sections of the film to subversove. He harps on the merits of well-established art films, bringing a new perspective of how they challenge cinema and the audience’s ideas, but mostly focues on a lot of elusive and under-seen films.

Jun 13, Keefe rated it really liked it Shelves: Nevertheless, as Gene Youngblood observes in Expanded Cinema: It’s really crying for a sequel.


Film as a Subversive Art

Then the camera follows in tracking shots and rapid cuts a surrealist procession of dimly-lit heaps — at times still red with blood — on stretchers and under shrouds, receding into the distance along bleak corridors under greenish lights. Yves Montand’s rehearsals for a special show at Olympia to support Chile’s political refugees. Want to Read saving…. Voel must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

Was this review helpful to you? The nervous, vibrating, non-objective designs, under constant, agitated tension, were directly engraved on blank film — black leader, without the intervention of a camera. Vid credits are OK on a budget, and a reasonable artt of clips from films championed by Vogel are included. Apr 14, Erik F.

This is an invaluable reference book. Previous recipients of this [ Nov 11, James Blake added it Shelves: Amos Vogel And Cinema 16 U. Perkins rated it it was ok Shelves: Just goes to show you that even way back when before TV Hollywood movies dominated the cinemas and there were no outlets for foreign and ‘avant-garde’ films even in New York City.