Re: "Art Cinema" - Taschen book coming soon

From: julie murray (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Nov 08 2009 - 10:52:57 PST

yes, but where are the elves?! ;)
It does seem interesting and I am a big fan of Jayne Parkers films, indeed.


>Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:11:38 +0000
>From: Gary Thomas <email suppressed>
>Subject: Re: "Art Cinema" - Taschen book coming soon
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>My copy just arrived...and it's quite fab. It's really lavishly
>illustrated. Chapter headings are 'sub-genre', such as "Temps Morts,
>Tableus and Duration" - so it's not an overview, and doesn't pretend
>to be.
>And the approach is broad than artist filmmakers - I think it's got
>an admirably open definition of 'cinema', and it takes in artists
>such as Candice Breitz, Gillian Wearing, and Jane & Louise Wilson,
>who certainly engage with 'cinema', but might not be thought of as
>making 'art cinema'.
>There's no index of artists, but on first flip through, it seems to
>me that it's admirably inclusive (at least name check wise) - and it
>includes people from countries other than the USA (well, Europe at
>From a UK perspective, it's exciting to see artists such as Jayne
>Parker, Patrick Keiller, Jane and Louise Wilson,
>It's much more than a primier - I'd say it's authoritatively
>provocative.. in a good way.
>On 22 Oct 2009, at 18:21, julie murray wrote:
>> It does not seem to include anywhere near as many women filmmakers
>> as.., you know, the other kind.
>> At least it appears so from a quick look through the pendulously
>> illustrated pages offered on the publishers website.
>> Julie
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