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  1. The impact of the counterculture on Australian cinema in the mid to late 20th century

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    UrheberHooton, Fiona
    Verleger The University of New South Wales
    Umfang 223 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Experimentalfilm; Australien
    Beschreibung "This thesis discusses the impact of the counterculture on Australian cinema in the late 20thcentury through the work of the Sydney Underground Film group, Ubu. This group, active between 1965 -1970, was a significant part of an underground counter culture, to which many young Australians subscribed. As a group, Ubu was more than a rat bag assemblage of University students. It was an antipodean aspect of an ongoing artistic and political movement that began with the European avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century and that radically transformed artistic conventions in theatre, painting, literature, photography and film. Three purposes underpin this thesis: firstly to track the art historical links between a European avant-garde heritage and Ubu. Experimental film is a genre that is informed by cross art form interrelations between theatre, painting, literature, photography and film and the major modernist aesthetic philosophies of the last century. Ubu's revolutionary aesthetic approaches included political resistance and the involvement of audiences in the production of art. Their creative wellspring drew from: Alfred Jarry, Dadaism, Surrealism, Futurism, Fluxus, Conceptual and Pop art. This cross fertilization between the arts is critical to understanding not only the Australian experimental movement but the history of contemporary image making. The second purpose is to fill a current void of research about early Australian Experimental film. This is a significant gap given it was a national movement with many international connections. The counterculture movement also contains many major figures in Australian art history. These individuals played their parts in the Sydney Push, Oz magazine and the activities of the Yellow House and have since become important multi arts practitioners and commentators. Thirdly, the thesis attempts to evaluate Ubu's political and social agenda for the democratization of film appreciation through their objectives of: production, exhibition, distribution and debate of experimental film both nationally and internationally. Ultimately the group would succeed in these objectives and in winning the war on repressive censorship laws. Their influence has informed the practice of many of Australia's current film heavy weights. Two key films have been selected for analysis, It Droppeth as the Gentle Rain (1963) and Newsfront (1978). The first looks forward to Ubu's contemporary practices and political agenda while the second demonstrates their longer term influences on mainstream cinema." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Chapter 1 Literature Review; Chapter 2 It Droppeth as the Gentle Rain; Chapter 3 Ubu and the Counterculture; Chapter 4 The Impact of Experimental Film on Mainstream Cinema; Chapter 5; Conclusions Appendix; Bibliography
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Künstlerische Filmgattungen
    RVK FWAP 44991; AP 54000
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugAndere Teile der Welt und außerirdische Welten>>Australien>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1950 - 1959>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1960 - 1969>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1970 - 1979>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1980 - 1989>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1990 - 1999>>