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The Poetics of Poetry Film cited by Wheeler Winston Dixon

I just wanted to share this lovely moment in that leading experimental filmmaker and perhaps the world authority on the subject – Wheeler Winston Dixon – has quoted TPOPF in relation to his extensive volume of video work on Vimeo. Thank You! 

You are Not Alone

And here is just one of his highly crafted experimental films / film poems You are Not Alone, which appear at least one a week, and reflect the emotional tensions and dysfunctions of the world we are living in today. Many of his film poems directly confront political breakdown and eco disaster, whilst also maintaining a potent screen craft with high aesthetic values.   

Thank you for your inspiring research and writing that has led the field.

Here follows his description on Wikipedia

Wheeler Winston Dixon (born March 12, 1950) is an American filmmaker and scholar. He is an expert on film history,[4] theory and criticism.[5] His scholarship has particular emphasis on François TruffautJean-Luc GodardAmerican experimental cinema and horror films. He has written extensively on numerous aspects of film, including his books A Short History of Film (co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster) and A History of Horror. From 1999 through the end of 2014, he was co-editor, along with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video.[6] He is regarded as a top reviewer of films.[6] In addition, he is notable as an experimental American filmmaker with films made over several decades,[7] and the Museum of Modern Art exhibited his works in 2003.[2] He taught at Rutgers UniversityThe New School in New York, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and as of May, 2020, is the James E. Ryan professor emeritus of film studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.[8]

And this is the extraordinary body of work under his name. I particularly value: The Exploding Eye: A Re-Visionary History of the American Experimental Cinema (State University of New York Press, 1997)

  • Synthetic Cinema: The 21st Century Movie Machine (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
  • The Films of Terence Fisher: Hammer Horror and Beyond (Auteur / Columbia University Press, 2017)
  • A Brief History of Comic Book Movies, with Richard Graham (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • Hollywood in Crisis or: The Collapse of the Real (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • Black & White Cinema: A Short History (Rutgers University Press, 2015)
  • Dark Humor in Films of the 1960s (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  • Cinema at The Margins (Anthem Press, London, 2013)
  • Streaming: Movies, Media and Instant Access (University Press of Kentucky, 2013)[29]
  • Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood (Rutgers University Press, 2012)[28]
  • 21st Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation, with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster (Rutgers University Press, 2011)
  • A History of Horror (Rutgers University Press, 2010)[8]
  • Film Noir and The Cinema of Paranoia (Edinburgh University Press and Rutgers University Press, 2009)
  • A Short History of Film, co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster (Rutgers University Press) and I.B. Tauris, 2008; Second Edition 2013, Third Edition 2018 [41])
  • Film Talk: Directors at Work (Rutgers University Press, 2007)
  • Visions of Paradise: Images of Eden in the Cinema (Rutgers University Press, 2006)
  • American Cinema of the 1940s: Themes and Variations (Rutgers University Press, 2006)
  • Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom Hollywood (Southern Illinois UP, 2005)
  • Film and Television After 9/11 (editor, Southern Illinois UP, 2004)
  • Visions of the Apocalypse: Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema (Wallflower, 2003)
  • Straight: Constructions of Heterosexuality in the Cinema (State University of New York Press, 2003)
  • Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader, co-edited with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster (Routledge, 2002).
  • Disaster and Memory: Celebrity Culture and the Crisis of Hollywood Cinema (Columbia University Press, 1999)
  • The Exploding Eye: A Re-Visionary History of the American Experimental Cinema (State University of New York Press, 1997)
  • The Films of Jean-Luc Godard (State University of New York Press, 1997)
  • The Transparency of Spectacle: Meditations on the Moving Image (State University of New York Press Series in Postmodern Culture, 1998)
  • It Looks at You: Notes on the Returned Gaze of Cinema (State University of New York Press, 1995)
  • Re-Viewing British Cinema: 1900-1992 (State University of New York Press, 1994)
  • The Early Film Criticism of François Truffaut (Indiana University Press, 1993)
  • The Cinematic Vision of F. Scott Fitzgerald (UMI Research Press, 1986)