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The Resource Making waves : new cinemas of the 1960s, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

Making waves : new cinemas of the 1960s, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

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Making waves : new cinemas of the 1960s
Title
Making waves
Title remainder
new cinemas of the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The 1960s was famously the decade of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. It was also a decade of revolution and counter-revolution, of the Cuban missile crisis, of the American intervention in Vietnam, of economic booms and the beginning of consumerism (and the rebellion against it). It was a decade in which the avantgarde came out of the closet and into the street, expressing itself on album covers and posters as much as in galleries. And it was a decade in which the old popular art -- crooners and show bands, Hollywood musicals and melodramas -- seemed destined to be swept away by the tide of novelty emerging across the world. The cinema was central to this atmosphere of cultural ferment. Hollywood was in decline, both artistically and commercially. The genres which had held audiences captive in the 1940s and 50s -- musicals, Westerns, melodramas -- were losing their appeal and their great practitioners were approaching retirement. The scene was therefore set for new cinemas to emerge to attract the young, the discriminating, the politically conscious and the sexually emancipated. The innovative features of the new cinemas were not the same everywhere. Common to most of them, however, were a political and aesthetic radicalism and a break with the traditions of studio filmmaking and its cult of perfect illusion. Making Waves is a sharp, focused, and brilliant survey of the innovative filmmaking of the 1960s, placing it in its political, economic, cultural and aesthetic context - capturing the distinctiveness of a decade which was great for the cinema and for the world at large. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith pays particular attention to a handful of the most remarkable talents (Godard, Antonioni, Bunuel) that emerged during the period and helped to make it so special."--Publisher description
  • "The 1960s was famously the decade of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. It was also a decade of revolution and counter-revolution, of the Cuban missile crisis, of the American intervention in Vietnam, of economic booms and the beginning of consumerism (and the rebellion against it). It was a decade in which the avantgarde came out of the closet and into the street, expressing itself on album covers and posters as much as in galleries. And it was a decade in which the old popular art -- crooners and show bands, Hollywood musicals and melodramas -- seemed destined to be swept away by the tide of novelty emerging across the world. The cinema was central to this atmosphere of cultural ferment. Hollywood was in decline, both artistically and commercially. The genres which had held audiences captive in the 1940s and 50s -- musicals, Westerns, melodramas -- were losing their appeal and their great practitioners were approaching retirement. The scene was therefore set for new cinemas to emerge to attract the young, the discriminating, the politically conscious and the sexually emancipated. The innovative features of the new cinemas were not the same everywhere. Common to most of them, however, were a political and aesthetic radicalism and a break with the traditions of studio filmmaking and its cult of perfect illusion. Making Waves is a sharp, focused, and brilliant survey of the innovative filmmaking of the 1960s, placing it in its political, economic, cultural and aesthetic context - capturing the distinctiveness of a decade which was great for the cinema and for the world at large. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith pays particular attention to a handful of the most remarkable talents (Godard, Antonioni, Bunuel) that emerged during the period and helped to make it so special." -- Publisher description
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DLC
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Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey
Dewey number
791.43/611
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.I88
LC item number
N69 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New wave films
  • New wave films
  • New wave films
Label
Making waves : new cinemas of the 1960s, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : what were the sixties? -- World cinema in the 1950s -- Criticism and culture -- New cinemas, new politics -- Sex and censorship -- Outside the studio -- Cinéma vérité and the new documentary -- Technological innovations : colour, wide screen, the zoom lens -- Narrative -- New cinemas, national cinemas -- Britain : from kitchen sink to swinging London -- France : from nouvelle vague to May '68 -- Italy -- From Polish school to Czech new wave and beyond -- Latin America -- Young Godard -- Antonioni -- Pasolini
Control code
166255201
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780826418203
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007034378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166255201
Label
Making waves : new cinemas of the 1960s, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : what were the sixties? -- World cinema in the 1950s -- Criticism and culture -- New cinemas, new politics -- Sex and censorship -- Outside the studio -- Cinéma vérité and the new documentary -- Technological innovations : colour, wide screen, the zoom lens -- Narrative -- New cinemas, national cinemas -- Britain : from kitchen sink to swinging London -- France : from nouvelle vague to May '68 -- Italy -- From Polish school to Czech new wave and beyond -- Latin America -- Young Godard -- Antonioni -- Pasolini
Control code
166255201
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780826418203
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007034378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166255201

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