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  1. (Re)Discovering Charles Dekeukeleire

    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Sonstige Volltexte / Multimedia>>
    UrheberThompson, Kristin
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Experimentalfilm; Belgien
    Freie Schlagworte FW Avantgarde; Charles Dekeukeleire
    Beschreibung "The parentheses in my title arise from the fact that Charles Dekeukeleire, a largely forgotten Belgian experiment filmmaker of the late 1920s, had only small recognition in his own day. Hans Scheugl and Ernst Schmidt, Jr., in their admirable reference book, Eine Subgeschichte des Films: Lexicon des Avantgarde-, Experimental-, und Undergroundfilms, say of his films: “They were so advanced in their formal means, so far ahead of their time, that they left behind the puzzled contemporary critics.”endnote1 There were in fact a few contemporary Belgian writers who discussed Dekeukeleire’s films with insight, but certainly this minority response was not enough to insure his work a place in cinema history after he turned to documentary filmmaking in the 1930s. I first encountered Dekeukeleire’s name in researching a study of European avant-garde styles of the 1920s. The journal Close-up refers several times to his films, Witte Vlam and Histoire de détective, so I put them on my list of films to see. Several archives I visited had no prints, but the Royal Film Archive of Belgium had not only these two, but also two earlier films called Combat de boxe and Impatience—these four constituting Dekeukeleire’s entire silent experimental output. After watching the four, I found myself in a situation that comes but rarely to researchers. Having included Dekeukeleire’s films only through a desire for completeness and knowing virtually nothing about them, I had the pleasure of seeing two good films and two masterpieces. I write about them here not with the desire to tantalize readers with unseeable films, but in the hope of generating interest which might lead to a wider availability of Dekeukeleire’s work." (Information des Anbieters)
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Inszenierung und Regie; Film>>Künstlerische Filmgattungen
    RVK FWAP 44934; AP 51005-AP 51400; AP 54000
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung; Personen
    geographischer BezugEuropa, Westeuropa>>Andere Teile Europas>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1900 - 1919>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1920 - 1929>>