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Similarly, many film studies have focused on the interwar period in France, Germany, and the Soviet Union as the birthplace of avant-garde filmmaking.

Similarly, many film studies have focused on the interwar period in France, Germany, and the Soviet Union as the birthplace of avant-garde filmmaking.

Alternative Film Culture in Inter-War Britain is the first book-length study of a number of currents which opposed mainstream filmmaking and which championed film as an intellectual, modern art. It traces the growth of new approaches to film through exhibition and writing on cinema. It traces the growth of new approaches to film through exhibition and writing on cinema, and looks at how this cultural formation shaped certain areas of filmmaking.

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In "Alternative Film Culture", Jamie Sexton looks at the rise of avant-garde and experimental filmmaking in Britain between the wars. It combines the history with analysis of the films themselves, and of their reception

In "Alternative Film Culture", Jamie Sexton looks at the rise of avant-garde and experimental filmmaking in Britain between the wars. The book provides a detailed view of how modernist and anti-mainstream currents emerged in the film industry. European film culture in the inter-war period has long been celebrated for fostering the first wave of avant-garde filmmaking. But many studies of this area have focused upon France, Germany and the Soviet Union, ignoring the activity of the film industry in Britain. It combines the history with analysis of the films themselves, and of their reception. It looks at the operations of a key contemporary institution, the original Film Society.

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36 Quoted in Sexton, Jamie, Alternative Film Culture in Inter-War Britain (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2008), p. 78. 37 Although it is beyond the scope of this article to explore governmentality in much detail, it does form one of the key theoretical influences of this analysis

36 Quoted in Sexton, Jamie, Alternative Film Culture in Inter-War Britain (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2008), p. 37 Although it is beyond the scope of this article to explore governmentality in much detail, it does form one of the key theoretical influences of this analysis.

British culture between the wars has long been the subject of critical appraisal: the artistic patronage of the Sitwell siblings; the multifaceted Modernism of writers like Virginia Woolf, D. H. Lawrence, and Evelyn Waugh; and the folk collections and compositions of Ralph Vaughan Williams have all been explored as key aspects of Britain’s cultural heritage. Similarly, many film studies have focused on the interwar period in France, Germany, and the Soviet Union as the birthplace of avant-garde filmmaking. Alternative Film Culture in Inter-War Britain is the first book-length exploration of the modernist and anti-mainstream currents behind exemplary British institutions like the Film Society and the key cinema journal Close Up in order to illustrate the rise of British experimental filmmaking. Jamie Sexton combines the history of the scene with a rich analysis of the films themselves, as well as their critical reception—taking an interdisciplinary approach to this long-neglected area of cinema history and firmly situating a time and place that championed film as an intellectual, modern art. 
Alternative Film Culture in Inter-War Britain (Exeter Studies in Film History) download epub
Humanities
Author: Jamie Sexton
ISBN: 0859898105
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: University of Exeter Press; 2 edition (August 11, 2008)
Pages: 240 pages