Wrenching Departures: Mortality and Absurdity in Avant-Garde Film

Explores standout works of avant-garde cinema, including Bruce Conner's A Movie (1958), Michael Snow's Wavelength (1967) and Ken Jacobs's Two Wrenching Departures (1990), in relation to Deleuze and the 'violence of sensation'. The Francis Bacon book appears on p. 104, as Sterritt explores how Jacobs's cinema smashes cliches, and Cinema 2 appears slightly earlier on p. 103 as Sterritt discusses time in Wavelength.

Citation: 
Sterritt, David, Wrenching Departures: Mortality and Absurdity in Avant-Garde Film, Murray Pomerance (ed.), The Last Laugh: Strange Humors of Cinema (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2012), pp. 93-108.
Title of Book: 
The Last Laugh: Strange Humors of Cinema
Author: 
Sterritt, David