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O'Pray, Michael

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The avant-garde film : forms, themes and passions by Michael O'Pray( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Avant-Garde Film: Forms, Themes and Passions examines the variety of concerns and practices that have compromised that long history of avant-garde film. It covers the developments of experimental film-making since the modernist explosion in the 1920s in Europe through to the Soviet film experiments, the American Underground cinema and the French New Wave, structuralism and contemporary gallery work of the Young British Artists. Through in-depth case-studies, the book introduces students not only to the history of the avant-garde but also to varied analytical approaches to the films themselves ranging from abstraction (Richter, Ruttman) to surreal visions (Bunuel, Wyn Evans), underground subversion (Jack Smith, Warhol) to experimental narrative (Deren and Antonioni)."--Publisher's description
The struggle for form : perspectives on Polish avant-garde film, 1916-1989 by Kamila Kuc( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Struggle for Form: Perspectives on Polish Avant-Garde Film 1916-1989 is the first comprehensive account of the Polish avant-grade film in English from its beginning in the early decades of the last century to the collapse of communism in 1989. Taking a broad understanding of avant-garde film, this collection includes writings on the pioneering work of the internationally acclaimed Franciszka and Stefan Themerson; the Polish Futurists' (Jalu Kurek, Anatol Stern) engagement with film; The Thaw and animation(Jan Lenica and Walerian Borowczyk, Andrzej Pawlowski, Zbigniew Rybczynski;) documentary (Natalia Brzozowska, Kazimierz Karabasz, Wojciech Wiszniewski), Polish émigré filmmakers (Roman Polan Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Zulawski) as well as essays and documentation on the widely known Film Form Workshop (Józef Robakowski, Ryszard Wasko, Wojciech Bruszewski). Including the mixture of historical writing from early film magazines with commissioned eassays, this book constitutes an important source on the rich, complex and influential history of the Polish film avant-garde, which is presented from the perspective of both British (A.L. Ress, Jonathan Owen, Michael O'Pary) and Polish (Marcin GiZycki, Ryszard Kluszczynski, Kamila Kuc) authorities on the Subject. This volume is thus an indispensable introduction to the theories and practices of critically important avant-garde artists and filmmakers. Book jacket
Jubilee : six film scripts by Derek Jarman( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the early seventies until his death in 1994, Derek Jarman made scores of films. Assembled here are six of his unforgettable film scripts: "Akenaten," "Jubilee," "Bob-Up-A-Down," "B Movie: Little England/A Time of Hope," "Neutron," and "Sod 'Em," five of which have yet to reach the screen and all of which confirm Jarman's reputation as Britain's leading independent filmmaker
Andy Warhol film factory by Michael O'Pray( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Jarman : dreams of England by Michael O'Pray( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering study of Jarman explores the life and work of a complex and enigmatic man with many talents: director, painter, designer, chronicler of English history, radical gay activist, student of mystical thought and celebrated gardener. What emerges is a compelling portrait of a major artist who, like a latter-day William Blake, was patriotic and steeped in English life but acutely aware of the reality of social injustice and prejudice - especially in 80s Britain - which he cogently and angrily depicted in his films
Film, form, and phantasy : Adrian Stokes and film aesthetics by Michael O'Pray( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The critical art writings of Adrian Stokes (1902-1972), based on the psychoanalyst Melanie Klein's innovative theories, were enormously influential on visual art and culture during his lifetime, but have rarely been applied to film. In this first major study of Stokes, his ideas and those of the philosopher Richard Wollheim are considered in relation to two central issues in current film theory - film as representation and as expression. Stokes's fundamental distinction between carving and modelling which reflects Klein's own division in mental life between the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions is explored in relation to the traditional division in film theory between montage and realism."--Jacket
The British avant-garde film, 1926-1995 : an anthology of writings( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technologies et imaginaires : art cinéma, art vidéo, art ordinateur( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un effet de modelage de cette pensée inerte qu'est le dispositif technologique de production d'images fait écho au modelage des perceptions et des projections de l'artiste par l'outil technologique de son choix
The British avant-garde film 1926 to 1995 : an anthology of writings( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the pleasure dome : the films of Kenneth Anger( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking on a name : Breda Beban, Hrvoje Horvatic : videotapes 1986-94 by Breda Beban( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film, Form and Phantasy by Michael O'Pray( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the ideas of the neglected English aesthetician and art historian, Adrian Stokes. Stokes's Kleinian-based concepts of carving and modelling are analysed in relation to film, arguing that they replace the traditional notions of realism and montage in film theory and provide a set of aesthetics which encompasses mainstream and 'art' cinema. This Kleinian psychoanalytic approach is offered to the films of Eisenstein, Rossellini, Hitchcock and others
Britain in the twenties : a history of the avant-garde( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of the history of avant-garde and experimental filmmaking in Britain features rare short films from the Twenties.--box
Britain in the thirties( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second in the series which traces the history of the Avant-Garde movement in Britain and featuring 13 films from the decade which saw the founding of British realism alongside a thriving surrealist movement
Britain in the twenties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of six rare short films made during the twenties, which have been sourced from the National Film and Television Archive and which form part of a series which trace the history of the avant garde
Derek Jarman of angels & apocalypse( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Taylor Wood by Michael O'Pray( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British avant-garde( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of British avant-garde and experimental documentary films from the Twenties and Thirties in two volumes
Wittgenstein at the movies : cinematic investigations by Bela Szabados( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

BZla Szabados is professor of philosophy at the University of Regina. He is co-editor of Wittgenstein Reads Weininger and co-author of Hypocrisy: Ethical Investigations and On the Track of Reason, among other publications. Christina Stojanova is assistant professor of media production and studies at the University of Regina
 
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Jubilee : six film scripts
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Jubilee : six film scriptsDerek Jarman : dreams of EnglandFilm, form, and phantasy : Adrian Stokes and film aestheticsThe British avant-garde film, 1926-1995 : an anthology of writingsThe British avant-garde film 1926 to 1995 : an anthology of writingsSuper8 Derek Jarman ; [on the occasion of the Exhibition Derek Jarman Super8, Julia Stoschek Foundation e.V., Düsseldorf, 11.09.2010-26.02.2011, as part of the Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2010]
Alternative Names
Pray, Michael O'

오프레이, 마이클 1945-

Languages
English (86)

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