Was ist Film

Peter Kubelkas Zyklisches Programm im Österreichischen Filmmuseum, German-language edition

Stefan Grissemann, Alexander Horwath, and Regina Schlagnitweit

Austrian Film Museum

Was ist Film

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Pub Date: March 2013

ISBN: 9783901644368

208 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $30.00£24.95

Was ist Film

Peter Kubelkas Zyklisches Programm im Österreichischen Filmmuseum, German-language edition

Stefan Grissemann, Alexander Horwath, and Regina Schlagnitweit

Austrian Film Museum

Peter Kubelka's program cycle "What is Film" is a key element in the work of the Austrian Film Museum. It was inaugurated in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema and now consists of 63 programmes of outstanding works. Kubelka's selection of "essential cinema" defines film as an independent art form, as a tool which cultivates new ways of thinking. The book Was ist Film makes the cycle accessible via essays and film stills for the first time.
Once you delve into Peter Kubelka's programmatic cycle you will definitely be able to look at film history differently. Instead of a history of narratives, it will be about forms of seeing and hearing which, today, have very few places left to blossom. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

About the Author

Stefan Grissemann (* 1964) is the arts editor of Austrian weekly profil and has authored and edited books on filmmakers such as Edgar G. Ulmer, Ulrich Seidl, Robert Frank, and Michael Haneke.

Alexander Horwath (* 1964) is the director of the Austrian Film Museum. He has curated the Documenta 12 film programme and edited books on 1970s U.S. cinema, Film Curatorship, Josef von Sternberg, among others.

Regina Schlagnitweit (* 1964) is the head of the programme department at the Austrian Film Museum. With a background in musicology, she has edited the anthology Film and Music (Synema, Vienna 1999).