Films byTexts by Stuart Liebman

Stuart Liebman is a professor emeritus of film studies at Queens College and professor emeritus of the PhD Program in Art History and Theater at the CUNY Graduate Center. His special areas of interest are Eastern European cinema, avant garde cinema and Holocaust cinema.

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Jean Vigo 1930
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I’m not concerned today with revealing what social cinema is, no more than I am in strangling it with a formula. Rather, I’m trying to arouse your latent need to more often see good films – filmmakers, please excuse me for the pleonasm – dealing with society and its relationships with individuals and things.

Because, you see, the cinema suffers more from flawed thinking than from a total absence of thought.