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RIP Gene Youngblood (1942 – 2021)

 Gene Youngblood is an American writer best known for his book Expanded Cinema (1970). The book is a typical product of 1960s counter-cultural utopianism.

Unidentified edition of ‘Expanded Cinema’.

Contrary to the usual 1960s utopianism, Youngblood’s utopianism is not focused on politics but on form.

Central to this book is the predicted advent of a new noosphere. Noosphere is a concept coined by Teilhard de Chardin (along with Vladimir Vernadsky).

RIP Peter Wollen (1938 – 2019)

Peter Wollen was a British film theorist, filmmaker. and political journalist.

 Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969) . I’m curious about the middle cover.

He is best-known for his book Signs and Meaning in the Cinema (1969) as well as his marriage to and collaboration with Laura “visual pleasure” Mulvey.

Wollen reads the U.S. Press: “People Magazine” and “Scientific American” in the same breath

Above is an enigmatic video from Paper Tiger Television in which Wollen “reads the U.S. Press: ‘People Magazine’ and ‘Scientific American’ in the Same Breath”.