The Anarchist Cinema (Book)

This book examines the complex relationships that exist between anarchist theory and film. No longer hidden in obscure corners of cinematic culture, anarchy is a theme that has traversed arthouse, underground and popular film. 

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This book examines the complex relationships that exist between anarchist theory and film. No longer hidden in obscure corners of cinematic culture, anarchy is a theme that has traversed arthouse, underground and popular film. In The Anarchist Cinema, James Newton explores the notion that cinema is an inherently subversive space, establishes criteria for deeming a film anarchic, and examines the place of underground and DIY filmmaking within the wider context of the category. The author identifies subversive undercurrents in cinema and uses anarchist political theory as an interpretive framework to analyse filmmakers, genres and the notion of cinema as an anarchic space.

Dr James Newton is a lecturer in media studies at the University of Kent and an independent filmmaker.

 

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Anarchy, Anarchism and the Cinematic Context

Chapter 1: Unruly Cinema

Chapter 2: Jean Vigo and the Anarchist Film

Chapter 3: Anarchy and Anarchism in the St Trinian's Movies

Chapter 4: The Women in Prison Film and Anarchist Analysis 

Chapter 5: Anarchism, Activism and the Cinema Space

Conclusion: The Anarchist Cinema and Beyond

Filmography

References 

Index

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