Dada and Surrealist Film
"Kuenzli has done film studies a service by gathering some of the best minds in the fields reflecting on specific topics."
-- Andrew Horton, "Film Quarterly"
"A comprehensive, clear and factual presentation of the subject . . . very useful."
This groundbreaking collection of thirteen original essays analyzes connections between film and two highly influential twentieth-century movements. The essays, which comment on specific films and deal with theoretical and topical questions, are framed by a documentary section that includes a photographic reproduction of the manuscript scenario for Robert Desnos's and Man Ray's "L'Etoile de mer," and an introduction by the editor that provides a cogent working model for the difference between Dada and Surrealist perspectives.
"Introduction," Rudolf E. Kuenzli
"Dada/Cinema?" 7 Thomas Elsaesser.
Robert Desnos's and Man Ray's Scenario for "L'Etoile de mer"
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Legers Ballet mecanique
Cinema as Readymade
Exploring the Discursive Field of the Surrealist
Benjamin Fondanes Scenarii intournables
Dulac and Artaud Reviewed
The Nature of a Collaboration
The Talking Cure
Between the Sign of the Scorpion and the Sign of
On Land without Bread
Bunuelian Cinema and Its Critics