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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, Fall

A Cinematic Alchemy: Lawrence Jordan and the Palimpsest of Cinema
In thinking of the cross-pollination of poetry and cinema, the work of Lawrence Jordan looms large indeed. Since the beginning of his career in the 1950s, this Bay Area filmmaker has maintained a deep interest in making poetry an important part of his...
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This issue is devoted to transitions of one medium's flow into another, with a focus on the experimenting talents of Gregory Markopolous, Robert Beavers, Susan Howe, Lawrence Jordan, Georges Méliès, Bruce Conner, and Jen Proctor.The work of these artists...
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Georges Méliès: Anti-Boulangist Caricature and the Incohérent Movement
Throughout his entire life, Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was a "compulsive draughtsman," as both Paul Hammond and Paolo Cherchi Usai put it.1 As a schoolboy, Méliès recalled being possessed by the "demon of drawing," an "artistic passion" that distracted...
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Markopoulos and the Temenos
In the extraordinary case of Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928-1992), we encounter a revelatory concept of poesis and of pure cinema so powerful that it brought the filmmaker, in the final decade of his life, to refashion in the most radical manner all of...
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Small Books about God: The American Artistry of Jonathan Edwards and Robert Beavers
The rectangle of the book has become a circle by shooting.1-Robert BeaversHow large is that thing in the Mind which they call Thought? Is Love square, or round?2-Jonathan EdwardsThe common cartoon of the American preacher and theologian Jonathan Edwards...
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Sorting Facts; or, Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker
* the FACTORY OF FACTS* Filming facts. Sorting facts. Disseminating facts. Agitating with facts. Propaganda with Facts. Fists made of facts.* Lightning flashes of facts.* Mountains of facts.* Hurricanes of facts.* And individual little factlets.* Against...
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The Experimental Film Remake and the Digital Archive Effect: A Movie by Jen Proctor and Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake
When we think of film remakes, what come to mind are likely Hollywood narratives reproduced with new stars, more special effects, and bigger budgets, whose producers hope to cash in on a tried and true formula "updated" to suit the tastes of contemporary...
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Without Words, What Are Facts?: Looking at Susan Howe Looking at Marker
In 1996, poet1 Susan Howe's sizeable essay, "Sorting Facts; or, Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker,"2 was commissioned by Charles Warren for a book on nonfiction film called Beyond Document. This was a result of Harvard University's annual documentary...
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