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Underground Film - A Critical History By Parker Tyler,

  • Title: Underground Film - A Critical History
  • Author: Parker Tyler
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 479
  • Format: hardback
  • Parker Tyler 1904 1974 , one of the few great American film critics, was intimate with and enormously respected by many of the underground and experimental filmmakers of his time In this book, Tyler evaluated the Underground in general and the seminal films in particular, covering the history and scope of the genre with insight and verve Like Tyler s Screening of the SeParker Tyler 1904 1974 , one of the few great American film critics, was intimate with and enormously respected by many of the underground and experimental filmmakers of his time In this book, Tyler evaluated the Underground in general and the seminal films in particular, covering the history and scope of the genre with insight and verve Like Tyler s Screening of the Sexes Homosexuality in the Movies is one of the masterpieces of cinema literature.
    Underground Film A Critical History Parker Tyler one of the few great American film critics was intimate with and enormously respected by many of the underground and experimental filmmakers of his time In this book Tyler e

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    1. I much prefer Tyler s Screening the Sexes, which has a much uh colorful tone, but this is a classic, although an occasionally pretentious one I still have no clue what Tyler s definition of surplot means He calls it a pattern of action which approximates but does not reproduce human events as they take place in reality, which is fine and all, but it approximates how and does not reproduce in what ways Then there s this highfalutin Heideggerian crap with Tyler s own italics In filmic space the v [...]

    2. The key word in the title is Critical, and thank god for that Too often, reviews and histories of underground or avant garde arts are little than exercises in boosterism, friends championing friends This seemed to be the case even so in 1969 when the book was first published In this book, Tyler himself says underground criticism of the time amounted to little than blurbing But despite friendships and alliances with many of the filmmakers he discusses here, he manages to cast a demanding and s [...]

    3. Quite a meandering, uneven tome At times, it delves quite deeply into ideas that eventually tie back in, but are a little too defuse for a so called critical history of underground film The author definitely has theories ideas and mostly knows how to back them up illustrate them There is no doubt that they are knowledgeable about the subject matter The latter part of the text is infuriating, though Why It is literally this author telling these directors artists what they should have done instead [...]

    4. On the back of my 2nd edition of Sitney s Visionary Film one of the reviewers claims that it s the first serious book that I know of to be devoted to the subject Well Parker Tyler s bk was earlier it s the 1st one I read It s probably not as in depth as the bks that followed but it still gets across the feeling of there being something important happening out there that s off the mainstream map something hedonistic, critical, inspired, daring It definitely got me curious about all the movies I h [...]

    5. Tyler is, of course, articulate, erudite, unsentimental and nothing if not critical At his best, he is a juggernaut crashing through the self congratulatory vein of the Underground He wrote the book in 1969 without the privilege of historical hindsight and his scope of vision here is pretty remarkable But the taxonomy he proposes in this book are, for me at least, are very narrowly specific as to have a wide use, not to mention, quite dated I would need to know how his work influences contempora [...]

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