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Title:
Naked lens : [beat cinema
Author:
Sargeant, Jack.
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Publication Information:
London : Creation Books, 2001.

©1997
Physical Description:
250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781871592290

9781871592672
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN1995.9.B43 S37 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Film/Poetry. Opening with an essay on Robert Frank's Pull My Daisy ("The first truly Beat film" -- Jonas Mekas) and related interviews with Alfred Leslie and Frank, Jack Sargeant's encyclopedic survey of "Beat cinema" interlaces essays on seminal films and their milieux with interviews of many of the major participants. Included in Naked Lens, chapters on John Cassavetes' Shadows, the San Francisco Beat scene, Harry Smith (Heaven & Earth Magic), Jack Smith (Flaming Creatures), Conrad Rooks (Chappaqua), Andy Warhol (Chelsea Girls), the complex array of film work connected with the life and work of William S. Burroughs (including Gus Van Sant's Drug Store Cowboy, David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch, et al), and Hollywood versions of the Beats, from b-films to Barfly; also, extensive interviews with, besides Leslie and Frank, Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Peter Whitehead (Wholly Communion), Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, and Klaus Maeck (Decoder). Includes a length bibliography, a list of films available onvideo, and index of films discussed in the book. Loaded with photos and film-stills.


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