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Underground Cinema By Suárez, Juan A.

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-REM2146-1
Published: 1/3/2024
Retrieved: 19 July 2024, from


‘Underground’ is a label applied to the outer fringes of the radical film spectrum: films whose form, subject matter, or both, challenge conventional cinematic habits. The entry details the emergence of the term in relation to 1960s alternative film culture, its intellectual genealogy in surrealism cinema and post-war lyrical film, its connection with marginal subcultures, and its persistence in more recent times.

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