Writing about experimental cinema: Andy Warhol’s Empire (1964)

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This short essay (c.1500 words) is a contribution to an edited volume called 'Writing About Screen Media'. The book is edited by the US scholar Lisa Patti. My contribution introduces readers to particular issues that arise when writing about experimental cinema (availability and access, screening spaces, endurance experiences, and so on). It uses Andy Warhol's film 'Empire' as a case study to demonstrate various ways in which authors have written about one canonical example of experimental cinema.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWriting About Screen Media
EditorsLisa Patti
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780815393924
ISBN (Print)9780815393528, 9780815393511
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2019


  • Andy Warhol
  • Empire (film)
  • Pop art
  • Experimental cinema
  • Avant-garde cinema
  • Film criticism
  • Film theory


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