Film as Film: The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos
Edited by Mark Webber
The Visible Press, 2014
Gregory J. Markopoulos (1928-92) is acknowledged as one of the pioneers of independent and avant-garde cinema. His films, which include Twice a Man (1963), Ming Green (1966), The Illiac Passion (1967) and Eniaios (1947-91), are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) and the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna). www.thetemenos.org
Mark Webber is a film curator based in London, who has been responsible for major screening events or touring programmes hosted by institutions such as Tate Modern, LUX and ICA (London), Whitney Museum (New York), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Kunsthalle Basel, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, IFFR Rotterdam and many international festivals, museums and art centres. He was a programmer for the BFI London Film Festival from 2000-12, and is the editor of Two Films by Owen Land. www.markwebber.org.uk
P. Adams Sitney is a Princeton University professor and widely published critic. His Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, first published by Oxford in 1974, remains the definitive historical text on the subject. He is also the author of Modernist Montage, Vital Crises in Italian Cinema, Eyes Upside Down, and The Cinema of Poetry (forthcoming, including a chapter on Markopoulos), and editor of The Film Culture Reader, The Essential Cinema, and The Avant-Garde Film.