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Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema

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Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema

Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema By Duncan Reekie
2007 | 224 Pages | ISBN: 190567421X , 1905674228 | PDF | 18 MB


Subversion: The Definitive History of Underground Cinema is the indispensable history of underground cinema, an untold story that includes the British independent and French avant-garde cinemas of the 1920s, the counterculture film movements of the 1960s, the microcinema resurgence of the 1990s, and beyond. Dispensing with simplistic "art versus commerce" discourses, Subversion not only discovers the cultural roots of underground filmmaking in bohemian cabarets of nineteenth-century Paris and the fairbooths of medieval London, but situates the underground as a radical and popular subculture separate from mainstream cinema and avant-garde film.