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The Death of Revolutionary Film Form

From the end of World War I through the 1970s, filmmakers around the world experimented with film form in the hopes of awakening a new political consciousness. Why did that dream die?

For decades, it was a burning issue among politically minded film-makers, critics, and audiences — what form a film took. The way it was shot and cut, the way the sound was recorded, how the mise-en-scène was handled; even the processes by which the film was produced, distributed, and exhibited were equally as important as the […]

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