Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art (1974)

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Original 1974 version.

This presentation of the book is very similar to the official iCM-list version. The main difference (and basically the only difference) is that this version include an additional 22 entries (examples of non-subversive films) which the official list version excludes (also, the order of the entries is slightly different). In other words, this list includes ALL films mentioned regardless if they are subversive or not. However, some films (or "entries" to be more precise) are not on IMDb yet, or appear in the book with unidentifiable stills (see bottom of list description).

Films are sorted by the order they appear in the book.

In some cases, the same film is discussed several times in different sections throughout the book (Blowup, 2001: A Space Odyssey, L'âge d'or, W.R. etc. They are listed here by their FIRST appearance in the book regardless if the film is discussed more thoroughly at a later stage in the book.

#1-24: Acknowledgements, Preface and "The World View of Subversive Cinema"

#1-2: Front cover and Back cover (and also mentioned in Acknowledgements).

#25-193 :Part One - The Subversion of Form

#25-37: Revolutionary Film Avant-garde in Soviet Russia
#38-98: Aesthetic Rebels and Rebellious Clowns
#99-117: The Destruction of Time and Space
#118-131: The Destruction of Plot and Narrative
#132-141: The Assault of Montage
#142-160: The Triumph and Death of the Moving Camera
#161-162: The Devaluation of Language
#163-193: Straining towards the Limits

#194-386: Part Two - The Subversion of Content

#194: International Left and Revolutionary Cinema
#195-257: Left and Revolutionary Cinema: the West
#258-307: Left and Revolutionary Cinema: the East
#308-332: Left and Revolutionary Cinema: Third World
#333-338: East Germany: Against the West
#339-352: Nazi Cinema
#353-386: Secrets and Revelations

#387-599: Part Three - Forbidden Subjects of the Cinema

#387-403: The Visual Taboo
#404-423: Nudity
#424-468: Erotic and Pornographic Cinema
#469-508: Homosexuality and Other Variants
#509-514: The First Mystery: Birth
#515-547: The Ultimate Secret: Death
#548-575: The Attack on God
#576-599: Trance and Witchcraft

#600-621: Part Four - Towards a New Consciousness

#600-619: Counterculture and Avant-garde
#620-621: The Subversion of Subversion

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Films mentioned in the original version but not included in the revised version and/or iCM version:

Staroye i novoye (Old and New)
Alexander Nevsky
Battleship Potemkin
Ivan the Terrible Part 1
Ivan the Terrible Part 2
The Great Train Robbery
Das blaue Licht
Intolerance
Cleopatra
Der blaue Engel
Gone with the Wind
The Sound of Music
Journal d'un curé de campagne
If...
O Lucky Man!
The Graduate
Romeo and Juliet
Lebenszeichen
Love Story
Tout va bien
¡Que viva México!
The Second in Command (The Second Coming)

...for a total of 22 additional entries compared to the iCM-version.

"Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht" page 87; never explicitly mentioned but referred to when discussing Pere Portabella's "Cuadecuc, vampir". It IS mentioned in the revised version however.

"Der geile Wotan" is included here as it is mentioned and referred to, but is in fact a faulty entry (correctly replaced by the correct film "SS und Judenstern" in the revised iCM-version), page 254.

Unidentifiable Keystone Film circa 1915 (page 50-51, featured still) is in fact "In the Clutches of the Gang".

Unknown films/entries:
UFA Newsreel, 1940 (page 194)
Unidentified Nazi documentary footage (page 278)
Unidentified Nazi documentary footage (page 280)

Entries that aren't on IMDb:
Beaver Films (Stag, 1970, USA), page 221; revised version list the years as 1967-72.
The None Story (Stag, 1950s, USA), page 225; titled "The Nun's Story" in the revised version.

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  1. 1 new

    W.R. - Misterije organizma

    1971 — a.k.a. WR: Mysteries of the Organism, in 12 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Entr'acte

    1924, in 9 top lists Check
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    Blow-Up

    1966, in 20 top lists Check
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    L'eclisse

    1962 — a.k.a. Eclipse, in 13 top lists Check
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    L'année dernière à Marienbad

    1961 — a.k.a. Last Year at Marienbad, in 23 top lists Check
  6. 6 new

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 45 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Blue Moses

    1962, in 2 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    Canyon

    1970, in 1 top list Check
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    Désordre

    1950 — a.k.a. Disorder, in 1 top list Check
  10. 10 new

    L'avventura

    1960 — a.k.a. L'Avventura, in 24 top lists Check
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    La notte

    1961 — a.k.a. The Night, in 13 top lists Check
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    La jetée

    1962 — a.k.a. La Jetée, in 19 top lists Check
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    Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen

    1970 — a.k.a. Even Dwarfs Started Small, in 3 top lists Check
  14. 14 new

    Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter

    1972 — a.k.a. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 15 new

    Living in a Reversed World

    1958, in 1 top list Check
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    Masculin féminin

    1966 — a.k.a. Masculine-Feminine, in 7 top lists Check
  17. 17 new

    Nothing Happened This Morning

    1965, in 1 top list Check
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    Nicht mehr fliehen

    1955, in 1 top list Check
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    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 34 top lists Check
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    Relativity

    1966, in 1 top list Check
  21. 21 new

    2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle

    1967 — a.k.a. Two or Three Things I Know About Her, in 10 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    Zorns Lemma

    1970, in 5 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    Week End

    1967 — a.k.a. Weekend, in 14 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    Why Not: A Serenade of Eschatological Ecology

    1970, in 1 top list Check
  25. 25 new

    Po zakonu

    1926 — a.k.a. By the Law, in 10 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    Stachka

    1925 — a.k.a. Strike, in 14 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    Bronenosets Potyomkin

    1925 — a.k.a. Battleship Potemkin, in 27 top lists Check
  28. 28 new

    Oktyabr

    1927 — a.k.a. October (Ten Days that Shook the World), in 12 top lists Check
  29. 29 new

    Staroye i novoye

    1929 — a.k.a. Old and New, in 4 top lists Check
  30. 30 new

    Aleksandr Nevskiy

    1938 — a.k.a. Alexander Nevsky, in 10 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    Ivan Groznyy

    1944 — a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible, Part I, in 19 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor

    1958 — a.k.a. Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot, in 15 top lists Check
  33. 33 new

    Zemlya

    1930 — a.k.a. Earth, in 16 top lists Check
  34. 34 new

    Potomok Chingis-Khana

    1928 — a.k.a. Storm Over Asia, in 8 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    Arsenal

    1929, in 7 top lists Check
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    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 24 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Konets Sankt-Peterburga

    1927 — a.k.a. The End of St. Petersburg, in 4 top lists Check
  38. 38 new

    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

    1920 — a.k.a. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, in 30 top lists Check
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    Fellini - Satyricon

    1969 — a.k.a. Fellini Satyricon, in 10 top lists Check
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    Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni

    1969 — a.k.a. Birds, Orphans and Fools, in 3 top lists Check
  41. 41 new

    Big Business

    1929, in 5 top lists Check
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    In the Clutches of the Gang

    1914, in 1 top list Check
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    Kôshikei

    1968 — a.k.a. Death by Hanging, in 8 top lists Check
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    Capricci

    1969, in 1 top list Check
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    Nostra signora dei turchi

    1968 — a.k.a. Our Lady of the Turks, in 3 top lists Check
  46. 46 new

    Feu Mathias Pascal

    1925, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Cat and the Canary

    1927, in 5 top lists Check
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    Spalovac mrtvol

    1969 — a.k.a. The Cremator, in 13 top lists Check
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    Visual Training

    1969, in 1 top list Check
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    Viva la muerte

    1971 — a.k.a. Long Live Death, in 2 top lists Check