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This anthology of fundamental statements on the essay film offers a range of crucial historical and philosophical perspectives. It provides early critical articulations of the essay film as it evolved through the 1950s and 1960s, key contemporary scholarly essays, and a selection of writings by essay filmmakers. It features texts on the foundations of the essay film by writers such as Hans Richter and André Bazin, contemporary positions by Phillip Lopate and Michael Renov, and original essays by filmmakers themselves, including Laura Mulvey and Isaac Julien.

Essays on the Essay Film

Ed. by Alter, Nora M. / Corrigan, Timothy

Series:Film and Culture Series

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19. The Essay as Conformism? Some Notes on Global Image Economies (2011)

Steyerl, Hito

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Hito Steyerl (2017). 19. The Essay as Conformism? Some Notes on Global Image Economies (2011). In Nora M. Alter, Timothy Corrigan (Eds.), Essays on the Essay Film (pp. 276–286). New York Chichester, West Sussex: Columbia University Press. https://doi.org/10.7312/alte17266-020

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.7312/alte17266

Online ISBN: 9780231543996

© 2017 Columbia University Press

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