Surrealism, Cinema, and the Search for a New Myth by Kristoffer Noheden

By Kristoffer Noheden

This e-book examines post-war surrealist cinema on the subject of surrealism’s swap in course in the direction of fantasy and magic following international warfare II. Intermedial and interdisciplinary, the publication unites cinema reviews with paintings heritage and the examine of Western esotericism, heavily enticing with quite a lot of basic assets, together with surrealist journals, paintings, exhibitions, and writings. Kristoffer Noheden appears to be like to the Danish surrealist artist Wilhelm Freddie’s forays into the experimental brief movie, the French poet Benjamin Péret’s contribution to the documentary movie L’Invention du monde, the Argentinean-born filmmaker Nelly Kaplan’s characteristic motion pictures, and the Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s paintings briefly and have motion pictures. The publication lines a continuing engagement with delusion and magic all through those movies, uncovering a formerly unknown pressure of occult imagery in surrealist cinema. It broadens the scope of the research of not just surrealist cinema, yet of surrealism around the paintings kinds. Surrealism, Cinema, and the quest for a brand new Myth will entice movie students, artwork historians, and people drawn to the influence of occultism on smooth tradition, movie, and the arts.

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