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Was ist Film: Peter Kubelkas Zyklisches Programm im Österreichischen Filmmuseum

by Stefan Grissemann Austrian Film Museum
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Pbk 208 pages
AU$64.00 NZ$66.09
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Peter Kubelka's program cycle 'What is Film' is a key element in the work of the Austrian Film Museum. It was inaugurated in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema and now consists of 63 programmes of outstanding works. Kubelka's selection of 'essential cinema' defines film as an independent art form, as a tool which cultivates new ways of thinking. The book Was ist Film makes the cycle accessible via essays and film stills for the first time.
Once you delve into Peter Kubelka's programmatic cycle you will definitely be able to look at film history differently. Instead of a history of narratives, it will be about forms of seeing and hearing which, today, have very few places left to blossom.

Stefan Grissemann (* 1964) is the arts editor of Austrian weekly profil and has authored and edited books on filmmakers such as Edgar G. Ulmer, Ulrich Seidl, Robert Frank, and Michael Haneke.

Alexander Horwath (* 1964