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ERIC Number: ED053560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 432
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Expanded Cinema.
Youngblood, Gene
Today, our environment is created more by television and cinema than by nature. Our view of what human nature is and might be is conditioned by what we see in those media. Films which make use of traditional genres only reinforce traditional views. They do not force us to new ones. But new filmmakers are creating "synaesthetic" cinema, which discards traditional genres and instead films these artists' own consciousnesses, a truer reality. Technology today is also uniting art and science. Artists in computer films like the John Whitney family, in experimental television like Stan Van Der Beek and Nam June Paik, and in videographic cinema and intermedia theater are creating new languages to express our inarticulate consciousnesses; from these new languages may come a new world. Reports of interviews with these and other filmmakers and artists and descriptions of their work try to define the aesthetic they are thought to be working towards. (JK)
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