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Stephen Adams <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 25 Mar 2004 12:29:49 -0800
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Two thoughts:  (1) Don't forget about EP's involvement in the
Leger-Dudley Moore "Ballet mecanique," with music by Antheil.  The film
is of course a landmark in avant-garde cinema in all the textbooks, and
somewhere, I seem to recall, EP claimed to be in the cutting room when
it was being made (or some such place).  I see it as an extension of

(2) There's a reference in XXX Cantos to "Birth of a Nation," which has
to be an allusion to Griffith's film, though Terrell's Companion doesn't
identify it as such.  I'll find the reference if you need it.

Stephen Adams

Burt Hatlen wrote:
> Pounders,
> I've been thinking about the parallels between Pound's poetics and the film aesthetic of the 1920s, and I'm looking for information on what movies Pound may have seen during this period and what he might have thought/said about them. I'm also
> looking for critical commentary on the relationship between Pound's poetic methods and film technique. Kenner in The Pound Era and Max Nanny in his book on Pound and the electronic age mention that in developing his concept of "montage" Eisenstein
> points to the Chinese ideogram as a model, and the analogy with Pound's poetic method is obvious; but neither Kenner nor Nanny explores the relationship between Pound's poetic methods and actual films of the time.  Any tips would be much appreciated.
> Burt Hstlen

Stephen Adams
Chair, Undergraduate Studies,
Department of English
University of Western Ontario
London, Canada
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