First published in 1974, legendary programmer, proselytizer, and provocateur Amos Vogel’s long out-of-print manifesto—a cinematic call-to-arms that discusses the medium’s potential (and obligation) to explore forbidden subjects, and a complete curriculum in taboo-busting cinema—returns in a gorgeous hardcover edition from Film Desk Books, featuring a new introduction by curator and writer Herb Shellenberger. Illustrated with over 300 black-and-white stills meticulously chosen by Vogel, it’s a work of brickbat graphic impact, as well as a crucial clarion call for artistic independence and freedom.
“Film as a Subversive Art takes an outstanding place… in the already extensive literature on film. It’s pictorial enlightenment and its text make it an invaluable work.”—Luis Buñuel
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