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Mar 07, 2000
| ISBN 9780375756139
Dec 15, 2010
| ISBN 9780307769657
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Mar 07, 2000 | ISBN 9780375756139
Dec 15, 2010 | ISBN 9780307769657
"In the field of film aesthetics, it is the first important American work, still important–The Art of the Moving Picture is astonishing."–Stanley KauffmannWritten in 1915, The Art of the Moving Picture by poet Vachel Lindsay is the first book to treat movies as art. Lindsay writes a brilliant analysis of the early silent films (including several now lost films). He is extraordinarily prescient about the future of moviemaking–particularly about the business, the prominence of technology, and the emergence of the director as the author of the film.
Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and then in New York with Robert Henri before becoming a poet. He was a member of the Modernist School (others included Ezra Pound,e. e. cummings, and Wallace Stevens)… More about Vachel Lindsay
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