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Nogami Hideo <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 28 Mar 2004 01:17:32 +0900
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Dear Burt Hatlen;

The Art of the Moving Picture, by Vachel Lindsay
MacMillan 1915 and 1922
reprint edition Liveright 1970

is a very interesting book. I have not read it through but noticed
several interesting points.
The author proposes Imagist film, saying, "Poetry(Chicago) has given us
a new sect: the Imagists...........
The Imagists impulse need not be confined to verse......
An Imagist film would offer a noble challenge to......"
In other part, he says,"Caligari is undoubtedly the most
important film since that work of D'Annunzio, Cabiria...."
Cabiria is a film produced by D'Annunzio in1914.
I do not know if Pound saw it. But could Pound have ignored D'Annunzio?

Hideo Nogami

> -----Original Message-----
> From: - Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Burt Hatlen
> Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 1:29 AM
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> Subject: Pound and Movies
> 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