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Underground Film: A Critical History (Paperback)

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"For the first time brings some critical standards to bear where there is usually only complete condemnation or overblown praise."--New York Times Book Review

Parker Tyler (1904-1974), one of the few great American film critics, was intimate with and enormously respected by many of the underground and experimental filmmakers of his time. In this book, Tyler evaluated the Underground in general and the seminal films in particular, covering the history and scope of the genre with insight and verve. Like Tyler's Screening of the Sexes: Homosexuality in the Movies is one of the masterpieces of cinema literature.
Introduction by J. HobermanAfterword by Charles Boultenhouse
"In his excellent book, [Tyler] discusses, among others, Man Ray and the optical film, Brakhage's first beatnik film, Cassavetes, Warhol, and I Am Curious (Yellow) (an astute analysis here). Indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary filmmaking, its history, personalities, and rationale."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Parker Tyler (1904-1974), is the author of Screening the Sexes: Homosexuality in the Movies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780306806322
ISBN-10: 0306806320
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: March 22nd, 1995
Pages: 265
Language: English