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Amateur and avant-garde: minor cinemas and public sphere in 1950s Sweden
Karlstads universitet, Avdelningen för humaniora och genusvetenskap.
2009 (English)In: Studies in European Cinema, ISSN 1741-1548, no 3, 207-218 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is a study of Swedish post-war amateur and experimental film culture. In particular, the 50s and the gradual divide between amateurs and experimentalists are examined. Peter Weiss' filmic output is used as an example of how the various cultures collaborated and later on split apart. The aim with the essay is also to intervene in the ongoing debate concerning film historiography by arguing for the usefulness of the concepts ‘minor cinemas’ and ‘public sphere’ in order to enable a more diverse, open and heterogeneous film history.

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Bristol: Intellect , 2009. no 3, 207-218 p.
Keyword [en]
experimental film, amateur film, Swedish film culture, film historiography, Peter Weiss
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Studies on Film
Research subject
Film Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101837DOI: 10.1386/seci.5.3.207_1OAI: diva2:706289
Svensk experimentfilm
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2014-03-17 Last updated: 2014-03-19Bibliographically approved

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