THE 7th ART
The original Avant-Garde cinema as an attempt by the bourgeoisie to colonise film with Art.
References to Cannudo and the work of Richard Abel.
A brief history of the Avant-Garde through to Maya Deren.
THE SONG AND THE NOVEL
The industrial and social specificity of the short film form.
Peter Gidal and the English Avant-Garde as the autonomisation of cinema.
The development of English Independent Film/Video; State patronage and the vertical monopoly.
The Lux, the L.E.A. and the National Lottery.