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The Cinema of Poetry

P. Adams Sitney


This book considers the overlap between cinema and poetry and examines the key theorists and filmmakers who first brought expression to the “cine-poem.” The first half of the book begins with Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “Il ‘cinema di poesia’” and continues through the films of Dimitri Kirsanoff, Ingmar Bergman, and Andrey Tarkovsky to develop a critical framework for the cine-poem. The second part of the book overviews the careers of a number of American avant-garde filmmakers (Joseph Cornell, Lawrence Jordan, Stan Brakhage, Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, and Gregory J. Markopoulos) and describ ... More

Keywords: cinema, lyric poetry, American avant-garde, cine-poem, free indirect discourse, free indirect point of view, filmic temporality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199337026
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337026.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

P. Adams Sitney, author
Princeton University