Binghamton Babylon: Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977 (SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema)

Binghamton Babylon: Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977 (SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema)

Scott M. MacDonald J. Hoberman / Dec 08, 2019

Binghamton Babylon Voices from the Cinema Department SUNY series Horizons of Cinema Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies In Binghamton Babylon Scott M MacDonald documents one of the crucial moments in the history of cinema studies the emergen

  • Title: Binghamton Babylon: Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977 (SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema)
  • Author: Scott M. MacDonald J. Hoberman
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  • Page: 409
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  • Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.In Binghamton Babylon, Scott M MacDonald documents one of the crucial moments in the history of cinema studies the emergence of a cinema department at what was then the State University of New York at Binghamton now Binghamton University between 1967 and 1977 The department brought togetherDocuments a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.In Binghamton Babylon, Scott M MacDonald documents one of the crucial moments in the history of cinema studies the emergence of a cinema department at what was then the State University of New York at Binghamton now Binghamton University between 1967 and 1977 The department brought together a group of faculty and students who not only produced a remarkable body of films and videos but went on to invigorate the American media scene for the next half century Drawing on interviews with faculty, students, and visiting artists, MacDonald weaves together an engaging conversation that explores the academic excitement surrounding the emergence of cinema as a viable subject of study in colleges and universities The voices of the various participants Steve Anker, Alan Berliner, Danny Fingeroth, Hollis Frampton, Ernie Gehr, J Hoberman, Ralph Hocking, Ken Jacobs, Bill T Jones, Peter Kubelka, Saul Levine, Camille Paglia, Phil Solomon, Maureen Turim, and many others tell the story of this remarkable period MacDonald concludes with an analysis of the pedagogical dimensions of the films that were produced in Binghamton, including Larry Gottheim s Horizons Jacobs s Tom, Tom, the Piper s Son Gehr s Serene Velocity Frampton s Critical Mass and Nicholas Ray s final film, We Can t Go Home Again This is an important episode in film history and in particular the history of the cinematic avant garde, and it is exciting to have so many voices from the time assembled in one volume A terrific book Dana Polan, Cinema Studies, New York University Binghamton Babylon is an enormously important contribution to film, video, and media historiography David Sterritt, author of The Cinema of Clint Eastwood Chronicles of AmericaScott M MacDonald is Professor of Film History at Hamilton College His many books include A Critical Cinema Interviews with Independent Filmmakers now in five volumes Avant Doc Intersections of Documentary and Avant Garde Cinema and American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary The Cambridge Turn In 2011 he was named an Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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