- Series: Film and Culture Series
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press; second edition edition (April 19, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0231175574
- ISBN-13: 978-0231175579
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #450,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Movie Journal: The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959-1971 (Film and Culture Series) second edition Edition
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You cannot overestimate Mekas's importance as a writer, organizer, and polemicist. He is a unique and highly important figure in American film culture; his voice is eccentric and inimitable. (J. Hoberman)
Smulewicz-Zucker does an excellent job chronicling the importance of Mekas as a figure in criticism, filmmaking, and alternative screening and distribution networks. (Maureen Turim)
Jonas Mekas's 'Movie Journal' column was my underground bible growing up as a teenager in Baltimore, Maryland and it's still a radical, highly original call to arms against the tyranny of mainstream cinema. I am who I am today because of it. (John Waters)
Jonas Mekas's Village Voice criticism (his 'Movie Journal') was far and away the most influential and most astute for the Sixties and Seventies for a generation of readers dissatisfied with mere commercial reviewing. Mekas dared to write for the future as well as the present, pointing to films that would endure, even if they were hidden or despised. Of course, it turned out he was right. (P. Adams Sitney)
Jonas Mekas's 'Movie Journal' entries are as remarkable, invaluable, and original as his films. We are so lucky to have them finally back in print! (Jim Jarmusch)
[Movie Journal] is a rich trove of cinematic wisdom, an artistic time capsule of New York at a moment of crucial energy, and a reflection of controversies and struggles regarding independent filmmaking that endure to this day. (Richard Brody The New Yorker)
A vital document of the nation's cultural crack-up, a pulsing record of a decade-plus of art experience, and the unvarnished testimony of a fanatic single-handedly trying to reshape society's idea of cinema.... There's a whole constellation that owes its existence to the advocacy and far-out ideas Mekas set out in his column, and with the republication of Movie Journal perhaps he can return to his rightful place at the center of our cinematic conversation. (Dante A. Ciampaglia The Paris Review)
A welcome addition to the literature of film. The columns feel fresh off the page and scorchingly energetic; Mekas, still active at ninety-three, is around to add a jaunty afterword. (Australian Book Review)
highly personal, expressive style.... the directness of Mekas's prose reads as fresh today as when it was first written. (Pop Matters)
Throughout his Movie Journal, Jonas Mekas grows to be an eminent thinker on the aesthetic importance of cinema as a perceptual art form. (Film Matters)
In his Village Voice "Movie Journal" columns, Jonas Mekas captured the makings of an exciting movement in 1960s American filmmaking. He simplified complex aesthetic strategies for unfamiliar audiences and appreciated the subversive genius of films that many dismissed as trash. This new edition presents Mekas's original critiques in full, with additional material on the filmmakers, film studies scholars, and popular and avant-garde critics whom he inspired and transformed.
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