American ethnographic film and personal documentary : the Cambridge turn / Scott MacDonald
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013.
Call No: 769(73) MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott Source: US Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: viii, 415 pages : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES. USA; MARSHALL, JOHN; GARDNER, ROBERT; ASCH, TIMOTHY; PINCUS, ED; WEINSTEIN, MIRIAM; GUZZETTI, ALFRED; MCELWEE, ROSS; MOSS, ROBB; DAVENPORT, NINA; ASCHER, STEVEN; JORDAN, JEANNE; NEGROPONTE, MICHEL; GIANVITO, JOHN; OLCH, ALEXANDER; SIEGEL, AMIE; BARBASH, ILISA; CASTAING-TAYLOR, LUCIEN Summary: "American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary is a critical history of American filmmakers crucial to the development of ethnographic film and personal documentary. The Boston and Cambridge area is notable for nurturing these approaches to documentary film via institutions such as the MIT Film Section and the Film Study Center, the Carpenter Center and the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. Scott MacDonald uses pragmatism's focus on empirical experience as a basis for measuring the groundbreaking achievements of such influential filmmakers as John Marshall, Robert Gardner, Timothy Asch, Ed Pincus, Miriam Weinstein, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Robb Moss, Nina Davenport, Steve Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, Michel Negroponte, John Gianvito, Alexander Olch, Amie Siegel, Ilisa Barbash, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. By exploring the cinematic, personal, and professional relationships between these accomplished filmmakers, MacDonald shows how a pioneering, engaged, and uniquely cosmopolitan approach to documentary developed over the past half century. "-- ISBN: 9780520275621 Contents: Machine generated contents note: A Tentative Overview of Boston-Area Documentary Filmmaking -- Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary -- Pragmatism: Learning from Experience -- The Mission of American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn -- Subjects for Further Research -- Acknowledgments -- 1.Lorna and John Marshall -- Beginnings: Lorna Marshall and First Film -- John Marshall: The Hunters -- Idylls of the !Kung -- Pedagogy -- Expulsion from Eden: Bitter Melons and Nlai, the Story of a !Kung Woman -- The Pittsburgh Police Films and Brakhage's Eyes -- Putting Down the Camera and Picking Up the Shovel -- The Road Taken: A Kalahari Family -- A Process in Time -- 2.Robert Gardner -- East Coast/West Coast: Early Experiments -- Gardner and the Marshalls -- Dead Birds -- The Experience of Filmmaking as Thought Process -- Robert Fulton: Reality's Invisible---"Serious Playing Around" -- Screening Room: Midnight Movies -- City Symphony: Forest of Bliss --
Contents note continued: The Return of the Repressed: Ika Hands -- Still Journeying On: Unfinished Examinations of a Life -- Studio7Arts: Sharon Lockhart's Double Tide and Robert Fenz's Correspondence -- 3.Timothy Asch -- Dodoth Morning and the Ethnographic Deadpan -- Asch and the Yanomamo -- The Ax Fight -- 4.Ed Pincus and the Emergence of Personal Documentary -- The Miriam Weinstein Quartet and Richard P. Rogers's Elephants: Fragments of an Argument -- Ed Pincus's Diaries (1971--1976) -- Alfred Guzzetti: Family Portrait Sittings -- Guzzetti: It's a Small World -- Guzzetti: Time Exposure -- 5.Alfred Guzzetti and Personal Cinema -- Air -- Experimental Video: "Language Lessons" -- Scylla and Charybdis -- Still Point -- 6.Ross McElwee -- Finding a Muse: Charleen -- Finding a Voice: Ann Schaetzel's Breaking and Entering and McElwee's Backyard -- Doppleganger: Sherman's March -- Nesting Dolls: Time Indefinite -- On the Road Again: Six O'Clock News --
Contents note continued: Occupational Hazards: Bright Leaves -- Orpheus: In Paraguay and Photographic Memory -- 7.Robb Moss -- Riverdogs: A Possible Eden -- The Tourist: "Freelance Editing" -- Voyage of Life: The Same River Twice -- 8.Panorama: Other Approaches to Personal Documentary -- Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan: Families in Transition -- Michel Negroponte: Getting Involved -- Leacock and Lalonde -- The Subject Rebels: Nina Davenport's Films and Ed Pincus and Lucia Small's The Axe in the Attic -- The Political Is the Personal: John Gianvito's Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind and Jeff Daniel Silva's Balkan Rhapsodies -- Alexander Olch's The Windmill Movie: "This Little Seance of Flickering Light" -- Amie Siegel's DDR/DDR -- 9.Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Sensory Ethnography -- Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, and Sweetgrass -- "Sheeple": Castaing-Taylor's Audio-Video Installations --
Contents note continued: The Sensory Ethnography Lab: J. P. Sniadecki, Stephanie Spray, Verena Paravel, and Leviathan More info
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Avant-garde film : motion studies / Scott MacDonald
Cambridge [England] New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Call No: 771.1 MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott, 1942 Place: Cambridge [England] New York, NY, USA Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1993 PhysDes: viii, 199 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Cambridge film classics Notes: Includes index; Includes filmography (p. 189-194) ISBN: 052138821X (pbk.); 0521381290 LON: 92017446; 9041822 More info
Cinema 16 : Documents Toward a History of the Film Society Part 1
Wide Angle (January 1997) vol.19 iss.1 p.[whole issue] Author: MacDonald, Scott PhysDes: Article Subject: CINEMA 16; SOCIETIES, FILM Summary: Documents and provided context relating to the history of Cinema 16, a New York film society screening experimental, and documentary cinema. Notes: For second edition on Cinema 16 see Wide Angle Vol. 19 Iss.2 More info
Cinema 16 : Documents Toward a History of the Film Society Part 11
Wide Angle (April 1997) vol.19 iss.2 p.[whole issue] Author: MacDonald, Scott PhysDes: Article Summary: Second edition of Cienma 16 special. Documents and provided context relating to the history of Cinema 16, a New York film society screening experimental, and documentary cinema. Notes: For Part 1 see Wide Angle Vol. 19 Iss. 1 More info
A critical cinema : interviews with independent filmmakers / Scott MacDonald
Berkeley: University of California Press, c1988-
Call No: 802.25 MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott, 1942 Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c1988- PhysDes: v. <1-3 > : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: FRAMPTON, HOLLIS; IIMURA, TAKAHIKO; B, BETH & SCOTT; WATERS, JOHN (US); CONNER, BRUCE; NELSON, ROBERT; MANGOLTE, BABETTE; KUCHAR, GEORGE; DE LANDA, MANUEL; FISHER, MORGAN; GOTTHEIM, LARRY; HUOT, ROBERT; SCHNEEMANN, CAROLEE; CHOMONT, TOM; MURPHY, J. J.; DICK, VIVIENNE; BARRIE, DIANA Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index; Includes filmographies ISBN: 0520079183 (v. 2 : pbk.); 0520058011 (v. 1 : pbk.); 0520079175 (v. 2 : cloth); 0520087054 (v. 3 : cloth); 0520209435 (v. 3 : pbk.); 0520058003 (v. 1 : cloth) LON: 5271962 More info
A critical cinema 2 : interviews with independent filmmakers / Scott MacDonald
Berkeley London: University of California Press, 1992.
Call No: 802.25 MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott, 1942 Place: Berkeley London Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: x, 462 p. : ill., ports ; 24cm Subject: BREER, ROBERT; SNOW, MICHAEL; MEKAS, JONAS; BAILLIE, BRUCE; ONO, YOKO; BENNING, JAMES; BORDEN, LIZZIE; MCELWEE, ROSS; FRIEDRICH, SU; MULVEY, LAURA; RAINER, YVONNE; TRINH, T. MINH-HA; REGGIO, GODFREY; WATKINS, PETER; MCCALL, ANTHONY; NOREN, ANDREW; ROBERTSON, ANNE; SEVERSON, ANNE Notes: Bibliography: p437-447. -List of films: p423-435. -Includes index ISBN: 0520079175 (cased) : No price; 0520079183 (pbk) : No price; 0520058011 (pbk); 0520058003 (cased) LON: 9965582 More info
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A critical cinema 3 : interviews with independent filmmakers / Scott MacDonald
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998:
Call No: 802.25 MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott 1942 Place: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998 PhysDes: 481 p. ; 23cm ISBN: 0520209435 LON: abn98083239; 13743185 More info
A critical cinema 4 : Interviews with independent filmmakers / MacDonld, Scott
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press, 2005.
Call No: 802.25 MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott Edition: 2005 Place: Berkeley and Los Angeles, California Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 410 p. ; 23 cm Series: A critical cinema Subject: STAN BRAKHAGE; EXPERIMENTAL FILMS; MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS AND DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA; INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS Summary: A Critical Cinema 4 is the fourth volume in Scott MacDonald's Critical Cinema series, the most extensive, in-depth exploration of independent cinema available in English. In this new set of interviews, MacDonald once again engages filmmakers in detailed discussions of their films and of the personal experiences and political and theoretical currents that have shaped their work. The interviews are arranged to express the remarkable diversity of modern independent cinema and the network of interconnections within the community of filmmakers.
A Critical Cinema 4 includes the most extensive interview with the late Stan Brakhage yet published; a conversation with P. Adams Sitney about his arrival on the New York independent film scene; a detailed discussion with Peter Kubelka about the experience of making Our African Journey; a conversation with Jill Godmilow and Harun Farocki on modern political documentary; Jim McBride's first extended published conversation in thirty years; a discussion with Abigail Child about her evolution from television documentarian to master editor; and the first extended interview with Chuck Workman. This volume also contains discussions with Chantal Akerman about her place trilogy; Lawrence Brose on his examination of Oscar Wilde's career; Hungarian Peter Forgács about his transformation of European home movies into video operas; Iranian-born Shirin Neshat on working between two cultures; and Ellen Spiro about exploring America with her video camera and her dog. Each interview is supplemented by an introductory overview of the filmmaker's contributions. A detailed filmography and a selected bibliography complete the volume. -- publisher's blurb ISBN: 9780520242715 Contents: Introduction
P. Adams Sitney
Jill Godmilow (and Harun Farocki)
Index More info
A critical cinema 5 : interviews with independent filmmakers / Scott MacDonald
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California: University of California Press, 2006.
Call No: 802.25 MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott Source: US Place: Berkeley and Los Angeles, California Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 451 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS; INDEPENDENT FILMS; ANGER, KENNETH; CONRAD, TONY; DORSKY, NATHANIEL; HILER, JEROME; AHWESH, PEGGY; BERLINER, ALAN; MOSS, ROBB; SOLOMAN, PHIL; BENNING, JAMES; LEIGHTON PIERCE; MULLER, MATTHIAS; LOCKHART, SHARON; REEVES, JENNIFER TODD; KANO, SHIHO; GEHR, ERNIE Summary: "MacDonald engages filmmakers in detailed discussions of their films and of the personal experiences and political and theoretical currents that have shaped their work. The interviews are arranged to express the remarkable diversity of modern independent cinema and the interactive community of filmmakers that has dedicated itself to producing forms of cinema that critique conventional media. " ISBN: 0520245954 Contents: Kenneth Anger -- Tony Conrad -- Nathaniel Dorsky (and Jerome Hiler) -- Peggy Ahwesh -- Alan Berliner -- Robb Moss -- Phil Solomon -- James Benning -- J. Leighton Pierce -- Matthias Mu¨ller -- Sharon Lockhart -- Jennifer Todd Reeves -- Shiho Kano -- Ernie Gehr More info
The garden in the machine : a field guide to independent films about place / Scott MacDonald
Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2001.
Call No: 738(71) MAC Author: MacDonald, Scott Place: Berkeley, California Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: xxvi, 461 p. : ill. (some colour) ; 24cm Subject: INDEPENDENT FILMS; NATURE IN FILMS; PLACE IN FILMS; PLACE IN FILMS. USA; CITIES IN FILMS; NEW YORK IN FILMS; GOTTHEIM, LARRY; COLE, THOMAS; MURPHY, J. J.; ANGER, KENNETH; MENKEN, MARIE; SCHNEEMANN, CAROLEE; BRAKHAGE, STAN; KELLER, MARJORIE; ROBERTSON, ANNE CHARLOTTE; LOWDER, ROSE; MANGOLTE, BABETTE; BENNING, JAMES; STONE, OLIVER; SPIRO, ELLEN; DEBONT, JAN; KUCHAR, GEORGE; BURCKHARDT, RUDY; WEEGEE; THOMPSON, FRANCIS; MENKEN, MARIE; HARRIS, HILARY; LEE, SPIKE; STAUFFACHER, FRANK; BAILLIE, BRUCE; RUDNICK, MICHAEL; GEHR, ERNIE; O'NEILL, PAT; MARTIN, EUGENE; MEKAS, JONAS; GREAVES, WILLIAM; FRAMPTON, HOLLIS; HUOT, ROBERT; DORSKY, NATHANIEL; HUTTON, PETER; DASH, JULIE; FRANKLIN, CARL; CONNER, BRUCE; HERZOG, WERNER; LANZMANN, CLAUDE; STRAND, CHICK; NOREN, ANDREW; PIERCE, LEIGHTON; GATTEN, DAVID Summary: "Explores the evocations of place, and particularly American place, that have become so central to the representational and narrative strategies of alternative and mainstream film and video. Scott MacDonald contextualises his discussion with wide-ranging and deeply informed analysis of the depiction of place in nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, painting and photography. Examining the representation of nature and landscape in particular, and location in general, MacDonald offers new readings of films under consideration as well as an expanded sense of modern film history." Notes: Includes distribution sources for films and videos (in US), notes and index ISBN: 0520227387 More info
A context for Vivienne Dick
October (Spring 1982) vol.20 p.82-106 More info
Movies Before Cinema : Part I
Wide Angle (April 1996) vol.18 iss.2 p.[whole issue] Author: MacDonald, Scott PhysDes: Article Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA Summary: Part I of a two-part issue on visual images before the creation of films. Articles focus on cave paintings featuring in early cinema, and the medium of 'panoramic viewing'. Notes: For part two see Wide Angle Vol. 18 Iss.3 More info
Movies Before Cinema : Part II
Wide Angle (July 1996) vol.18 iss.3 p.[whole issue] Author: MacDonald, Scott PhysDes: Article Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's Summary: Part II of Wide Angle's look at pre-cinema images. Articles look at ocular discipline, women and Tableaux Vivants, and modernity. Includes book reviews on 'Etienne-Gaspard Robertson: La Vie d'un Fantasmagore', 'Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class', and 'Pre-Cinema History: An Essay Encyclopedia and Annotated Bibliography of the Moving Image before 1896'. Notes: For Part 1 see Wide Angle Vol. 18 Iss. 2 More info
Screen writings : scripts and texts by independent filmmakers / [edited by] Scott MacDonald
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Call No: 792 SCR Author: MacDonald, Scott, 1942 Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: ix, 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: SCRIPTS; INDEPENDENT FILMS; MULVEY, LAURA; WOLLEN, PETER; SNOW, MICHAEL; TRINH, T. MINH-HA; FRIEDRICH, SU; ONO, YOKO; GREAVES, WILLIAM; BENNING, JAMES; ROSE, PETER; FISHER, MORGAN; FLEMING, ANN MARIE; RAINER, YVONNE; FRAMPTON, HOLLIS; REASSEMBLAGE (US, Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1983); NAKED SPACES (US, Trinh T. Minh-ha, 1985); PRIVILEGE (US, Yvonne Rainer, 1990); NEW SHOES : AN INTERVIEW IN EXACTLY 5 MINUTES (CN?, Ann Marie Fleming, 1990); YOU TAKE CARE NOW (CN?, Ann Marie Fleming, 1989); SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM : TAKE ONE (US, William Greaves, 1991 [prod.1967]); ZORNS LEMMA (US, Hollis Frampton, 1970); POETIC JUSTICE (US, Hollis Frampton, 1972); GLORIA! (US, Hollis Frampton, 1979); RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX (UK, Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen, 1977); GRAND OPERA (US, James Benning, 1979); HIM AND ME (GW, James Benning, 1982); SO IS THIS (CN, Michael Snow, 1982); PLEASURES OF THE TEXT (US, Peter Rose, 1985); SECONDARY CURRENTS (US, Peter Rose, 1983); STANDARD GAUGE (US, Morgan Fisher, 1985?); GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM (US, Su Friedrich, 1983); SINK OR SWIM (US, Su Friedrich, 1981) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-339) ISBN: 0520080246 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520080254 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 9335490 More info