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Amateur and avant-garde: minor cinemas and public sphere in 1950s Sweden

Andersson, Lars Gustaf LU and Sundholm, John (2008) In Studies in European Cinema 5(3). p.207-218
Abstract
The article is a study of Swedish post-war amateur and experimental film culture. In particular, the 50s and the gradual divide between amateurs and experimentalists are examined. Peter Weiss' filmic output is used as an example of how the various cultures collaborated and later on split apart. The aim with the essay is also to intervene in the ongoing debate concerning film historiography by arguing for the usefulness of the concepts 'minor cinemas' and 'public sphere' in order to enable a more diverse, open and hetereogeneous film history.
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experimental film amateur film Swedish film culture film historiography Peter Weiss
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Studies in European Cinema
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5
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3
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207 - 218
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Intellect Ltd.
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1741-1548
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Svensk experimentfilm
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English
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  keyword      = {experimental film amateur film Swedish film culture film historiography Peter Weiss},
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  series       = {Studies in European Cinema},
  title        = {Amateur and avant-garde: minor cinemas and public sphere in 1950s Sweden},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2008},
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