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Film Noir

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The phenomenon of film noir emerged almost unnoticed within Hollywood cinema during and immediately after the Second World War. Identified as such by French critics only when the films reached the continent at the war’s end...

La Brèche: Action Surréaliste

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...La Brèche ran for eight issues between October 1961 and November 1965, and is notable for being the last surrealist periodical edited by André Breton. The editorial board consisted of Robert Benayoun, Gérard Legrand, José Pierre, Jean...

Gérard Legrand

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 2 : Surrealists A–L

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...By training a (Hegelian) philosopher, a Latinist, and Hellenist, Gérard Legrand began to write poetry while still young. He explained in his introduction to André Breton’s Poésie et autre how everything was turned inside out when he...

Film Musical

Nikos Stabakis

Nikos Stabakis is a translator, writer, and film theorist and a founding member of the Athens surrealist group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Film musical, in its classical era (from the 1930s through the 1950s), appears in writings by surrealists on film as a genre with particular potential regarding the sense of the marvelous. Yet this approach opens a number of questions...

Éditions Maintenant

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Éditions Maintenant was founded in 1972 by Radovan Ivšić, Annie Le Brun, Toyen, Georges Goldfayn, and Pierre Peuchmaurd, who had continued to see each other on a regular basis following the decision of the surrealist movement in Paris...

Dialectic

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Surrealist interest in dialectic as a methodology was an inherent part of its practice almost from the beginning. No doubt this interest first arose from the revelation of its discovery of the work of the Comte de Lautréamont/Isidore...

G.W.F. Hegel

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Hegel is, without doubt, the philosopher of surrealism. References to his work abound in surrealist writing and art work (is it possible to understand what is most significant in Magritte, for instance, without appreciation of what he owed...

Jazz

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...To understand the surrealists’ engagement with jazz, we might begin by considering the performance of a song: Abbey Lincoln’s 1961 recording of “When Malindy Sings” on the album Straight Ahead. Based on a poem by nineteenth-century black...

Magic

The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Surrealism’s conception of magic, which became a key—if contentious—element in the activity of the French group in the post-war era, draws on both “primitive” mythology and occultism. Magic is a notoriously slippery term in scholarly...

Film Criticism

Michael Richardson

Michael Richardson is Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Most of the focus on the relation between surrealism and film has been on film-making. The contribution surrealists have made to film criticism has been overlooked despite an excellent anthology of many key texts being available in English...