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The Cinema of Poetry
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The Cinema of Poetry

P. Adams Sitney

Abstract

This book considers the overlap between cinema and poetry and examines the key theorists and filmmakers who first brought expression to the “cine-poem.” The first half of the book begins with Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Il ‘cinema di poesia’” and continues through the films of Dimitri Kirsanoff, Ingmar Bergman, and Andrey Tarkovsky to develop a critical framework for the cine-poem. The second part of the book overviews the careers of a number of American avant-garde filmmakers (Joseph Cornell, Lawrence Jordan, Stan Brakhage, Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, and Gregory J. Markopoulos) and describ ... More

Keywords: cinema, lyric poetry, American avant-garde, cine-poem, free indirect discourse, free indirect point of view, filmic temporality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199337026
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337026.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. Adams Sitney, author
Princeton University