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Futurism [electronic resource]: The Art/Life Revolution

Overcom SRL
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
ollowing an automobile accident in the Milanese countryside, poet Filippo Marinetti experienced a form of artistic catharsis. He quickly founded the Futurist movement, shunning all ties to tradition and embracing the dynamic technological landscape of a brand new century. Marinetti and his entourage also became associated with violence, misogyny, and Fascism, and as a result Futurism now resides along an isolated thread within the vibrant tapestry of 20th century art, design, theatre, and literature. But it is precisely because of its anomalous place in the canon that Futurism offers so many intriguing opportunities for study. This program combines vivid dramatizations, forceful voice-overs of Marinetti's writings, and a wealth of archival material as it tells the story of Futurism and its problematic cultural legacy. Interviews with numerous critics and scholars are also included.
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53 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 29, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
The Art/Life Revolution
  • Introduction to Futurism & Marinetti (3:12)
  • "The Futurist Manifesto" (3:02)
  • Marinetti's Confrontations & Provocations (2:08)
  • Marinetti as Trend-Setter (1:37)
  • Umberto Boccioni & Futurist Painting (3:25)
  • Giacomo Balla & Futurist Painting (1:14)
  • Manipulating Audiences & Inviting Controversy (3:14)
  • Influence of Futurist Painters (2:07)
  • Futurist Literature (2:11)
  • Marinetti & Gabriele D'Annunzio (1:36)
  • Futurist Theatre (2:40)
  • Futurism in Russia (1:45)
  • Futurist Architecture (2:37)
  • Futurist Music (2:11)
  • Futurists in WWI (1:49)
  • Futurists' Post-WWI Political Agenda (0:58)
  • Marinetti's Marriage to Benedetta Cappa (3:24)
  • Futurist Cinema (2:14)
  • Second Generation of Futurists (1:37)
  • Marinetti & Fascism (2:04)
  • Aeropainting (1:23)
  • Marinetti's Final Years (2:59)
  • Marinetti's Legacy (1:41)
  • Credits: Futurism: The Art/Life Revolution (1:32)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2010.
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53318 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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