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I believe you should check out Noel Burch's _The Theory and Practice of
Film_ 1972.  This book is essential for describing temporal and spatial
articulation.  Burch is also a noted scholar in the primative cinema and
has made two films the critically discuss the primative cinema:
_Correction Please_,  and _What Do These Old Films Mean?_.  I believe both
are available from the Modern Museum Of Art, in New York City.
Bart Testa has written a book that deals with these Issues as well:  _Back
and Forth:  The Advant-Garde and the Primative Cinema_,  University of
Toronto Press, 1993.  Further suggested readings include _Before the
Joey Schwartz, Innis College Media Supervisor
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