Film as a Subversive Art

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Film as a Subversive Art is a fully illustrated 1974 film history book by Amos Vogel with mini-essays on over 600 films.[1]


A catalogue of films[2] that broke aesthetic, sexual and ideological boundaries.[3]

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The book was published by Random House, New York; it was re-printed with a new foreword and introduction in 2005, and again, in 2021, in a "remastered" edition by The Film Desk.


A documentary film of the same name, also about Vogel and directed by Paul Cronin, was released in 2003.[7]


  • Vogel, Amos (2005) [1974]. Film as a Subversive Art (Reprint ed.). C. T. Editions. ISBN 0-9547071-1-7.

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