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Dalí, Duchamp and Dr Caligari: the surrealism that inspired David Bowie

Dalí, Duchamp and Dr Caligari: the surrealism that inspired David Bowie | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
Growing up, Bowie was as influenced by surrealist art and film as he was by Little Richard and John Coltrane, says Paul Morley
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Surrealist Filmmaker Jan Švankmajer Is About to Make His Final Feature Film, and You Can Help Produce It

Surrealist Filmmaker Jan Švankmajer Is About to Make His Final Feature Film, and You Can Help Produce It | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it

No filmmaker combines live action with stop-motion quite like Jan Švankmajer, and certainly no filmmaker has used that combination to such imaginative and troubling ends.
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Salome 1923 Gay Art Film From Oscar Wlide Play

Salome is America's first avant garde art film. It is based on a play by Oscar Wilde and the illustrations done by Aubrey Beardsley in the printed edition of the play ...
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Copernicus Films: The Russian Avant-garde | A six part series about the Russian Avant-garde

Copernicus Films: The Russian Avant-garde | A six part series about the Russian Avant-garde | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
https://t.co/pdF0D36O0I The Russian Avant-garde film series and book - Michael Craig & Copernicus Films #book #film https://t.co/Todq0j8U6n
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Jan Švankmajer Crowdfunds His Final Film Insects | Filmmaker Magazine

Jan Švankmajer Crowdfunds His Final Film Insects | Filmmaker Magazine | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
Jan Švankmajer, the 81-year-old surrealist Czech animator, along with his longtime producer Jaromír Kallista, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the
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What’s Happening on Hulu

What’s Happening on Hulu | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
This week, we’re celebrating some of our favorite tenacious women (plus one plucky young Parisian girl) with Female Anarchy, our free festival on Hulu. From woeful tales of first love to murderous revenge stories, this week’s selection of films .
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Erik Satie/René Clair: Entr'Acte (1924)

René Clair (1898-1981)/ Erik Satie (1866-1925): Entr'Acte (1924). Entr'acte (1924) is a short film directed by René Clair, which premiered as an entr'act
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Luis Buñuel: Un Chien andalou (1928)

Breve Storia del Cinema - Il cinema delle avanguardie: http://www.brevestoriadelcinema.org/12-1.html Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) is a 1928 silen
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Marcel Duchamp Anemic Cinema Burgus

http://burgus.eu/en/ Remember Anémic Cinéma (1926) a Dadaist, surrealist film made by Marcel Duchamp. To make the optical "play toys" he painted designs on f...
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Jacques Rivette’s Thirteen-Hour Experimental Film - The New Yorker

Jacques Rivette’s Thirteen-Hour Experimental Film - The New Yorker | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it

Having long awaited Rivette’s film, I wish I could report that it’s a nearly lost and newly rediscovered masterwork.

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An exploration of the irrational

An exploration of the irrational | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it

We head down to the opening night of the ICA’s Buñuel retrospective, where a selection of his key films – Un Chien Andalou, Eating Sea Urchins, and L’Age D’Or – display his mastery of the surreal.

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DIM Cinema: Almanac (Circa 1970)

DIM Cinema: Almanac (Circa 1970) | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
In 1970, a unique project was commissioned by the Stills Division of the National Film Board of Canada: fifteen West Coast artists -- many of them using a camera for the first time -- were invited to create a series of photographic booklets that...
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Czech Film Avant-Garde (trailer)

The Czech film avant-garde. A unique artistic direction of the 1920s and 1930s with great persons of Czech culture like Vitezslav Nezval, Jaroslav Seifert, A...
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Surrealist Jan Svankmajer Is Crowdfunding His Final Film

Surrealist Jan Svankmajer Is Crowdfunding His Final Film | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
Jan Švankmajer brought us 'Alice,' 'Little Otik,' and other deeply weird works. Now he’s raising money for his final feature, 'Insects.'
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Lynchian Neo-realism: Beyond Dreams and Reality

Throughout his career, David Lynch has crafted a distinctive dark dreamy style that often invites comparisons with surrealism. Yet despite such analogies, the cinema…
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The Surrealist Roots of Video Essays

The Surrealist Roots of Video Essays | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
As Ado Kyrou long ago recognized, to watch a film is to perform an action upon it.
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Spoiler Free Movie Sleuth: Projects: Jan Švankmajer's Insects

Spoiler Free Movie Sleuth: Projects: Jan Švankmajer's Insects | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
Czech surrealist filmmaker and puppet animator Jan Švankmajer has spent the last five years preparing to begin what will be his final film, Insects.
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Ecstatic Cinema: Romantic Experimental Filmmaking in the 1960s |

Ecstatic Cinema: Romantic Experimental Filmmaking in the 1960s | | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
Wheeler Winston Dixon celebrates a group of films from the early to mid 1960s whose makers adopted a strategy of sensory overload to draw viewers in so they
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Avant-Garde Realism (Redux)

Avant-Garde Realism (Redux) | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
Little did I know, 16 years ago when I wrote an article about the experimental uses of digital cinema, that one day I’d be putting theory to practice in my own film. The Removals—a lo-fi, sci-fi lo…
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Structures - an experimental short film

Since its completion, this experimental film with its intriguing soundtrack has been screened at numerous film and animation festivals, and toured acros
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Joseph Cornell: Enigmatic American Surrealist Artist Explored In New Film

Joseph Cornell: Enigmatic American Surrealist Artist Explored In New Film | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it

I recently bumped into an old friend and filmmaker, Arnold Barkus.  He told me about a film he is developing about the artist Joseph Cornell

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Guy Maddin on his surreal seances and sexploitation remakes

Guy Maddin on his surreal seances and sexploitation remakes | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it

His new film, The Forbidden Room, features amnesiac chanteuses, a jungle vampire and tormented buttock obsessives. So business as usual, then, for the cult auteur

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The Female Pioneer of American Experimental Cinema: Maya Deren

The Female Pioneer of American Experimental Cinema: Maya Deren | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it

Rebellious visual artists have always given the world of cinema a distinctive aesthetic. Experimental films, therefore, continue to help cinema remain an art in itself. In an age when Hollywood was...

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The First Surrealist Film The Seashell and the Clergyman, Brought to You By Germaine Dulac & Antonin Artaud (1928)

The First Surrealist Film The Seashell and the Clergyman, Brought to You By Germaine Dulac & Antonin Artaud (1928) | Experimental Cinema | Scoop.it
When the subject of early surrealist film arises, most of us think of Salvador Dalí and Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou, and not without good cause: even 86 years after its release, its nightmare images of piano-dragging and eyeball-slicing still lurk in...
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