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Desires for Reality : Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film (Hardcover) (Benjamin Halligan)
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As with many aspects of European cultural life, film was galvanized and transformed by the revolutionary fervor of 1968. This groundbreaking study provides a full account of the era's cinematic crises, innovations, and provocations, as well as the social and aesthetic contexts in which they appeared. The author mounts a genuinely fresh analysis of a contested period in which everything from the avant-garde experiments of Godard, Pasolini, Schroeter, and Fassbinder to the "low" cinematic genres of horror, ******, and the Western reflected the cultural upheaval of youth in revolt-a cinema for the barricades.