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Speaking truths with film : evidence, ethics, politics in documentary / Bill Nichols
Oakland: California University of California Press, 2016.
Call No: 761 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Oakland Publisher: California University of California Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 281 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; AUDIENCES; MUSIC IN FILMS; VOICES; SOCIAL ISSUES IN FILMS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHICS IN FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); RESTREPO (US, Tim Hetherington/Sebastian Junger, 2010); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988); ACT OF KILLING, THE (DK/NO/UK, Joshua Oppenheimer, (2012); STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE (US, Alex Gibney, 2015) Summary: "What issues, of both form and content, shape the documentary film? What role does visual evidence play in relation to a documentary's arguments about the world in which we live? Can a documentary be believed, and why or why not? How do documentaries abide by or subvert ethical expectations? Are mockumentaries a form of subversion? In what ways can the documentary be an aesthetic experience and at the same time have political or social impact? And how can such impacts be empirically measured? Pioneering film scholar Bill Nichols investigates the ways in which documentaries strive for accuracy and truthfulness, but simultaneously fabricate a form that shapes reality. Such films may rely on re-enactment to re-create the past, storytelling to provide satisfying narratives, and rhetorical figures such as metaphor and expressive forms such as irony to make a point. In many ways documentaries are a fiction unlike any other. With clarity and passion, Nichols offers close readings of several provocative documentaries including Land without Bread, Restrepo, The Thin Blue Line, The Act of Killing, and Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine as part of an authoritative examination of the layered approaches and delicate ethical balance demanded of documentary filmmakers"--Provided by publisher. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Documentary film and the modernist avant-garde -- Documentary reenactment and the fantasmatic subject -- Letter to Lynn Sachs about her film Investigation of a flame -- Breaking the frame, gender, violation and the avant-garde -- The coming of sound -- To see the world anew : revisiting the voice of documentary -- The sound of music -- The question of evidence : the power of rhetoric and the documentary film -- The terrorist event -- Remaking history : Jay Leyda, and the compilation film -- Restrepo : a case of inadvertent evidence -- The symptomatic biopic : Steve Jobs : the man in the machine -- Documentary ethics : doing the right thing -- Irony, paradox and the documentary : double meanings and double binds -- Letter to Errol Morris : feelings of revulsion and the limits of academic discourse -- Perpetrators, trauma and film -- San Francisco newsreel : collectives, politics, films -- The political documentary and the problem of impact. More info
Understanding Film Theory / Ruth Doughty and Christine Etherington-Wright
[England]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Call No: 62 DOU Author: Doughty, Ruth; Etherington-Wright, Christine Edition: Second edition Source: UK Place: [England] Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: xiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm Subject: FILM; THEORY; AUTEUR THEORY; ADAPTATIONS; GENRES; FORMALISM; MOVEMENTS AND STYLES IN FILM HISTORY; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; STRUCTURALISM; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE CINEMA; TRANSNATIONAL CINEMA; STARS; AUDIENCE RESEARCH; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; HUNGER GAMES, THE (US, Gary Ross, 2012); RUN LOLA RUN (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); LOLA RENNT (G, Tom Tykwer, 1998); ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (IT/FR, Sergio Leone, 1968)
C`ERA UNA VOLTA IL WEST; LEGO MOVIE, THE (AT/US/DK, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014); ACT OF KILLING, THE (DK/NO/UK, Joshua Oppenheimer, (2012); MOULIN ROUGE (AT/US, Baz Luhrmann, 2001); OLDBOY (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2003); OLDEUBOI (KO, Park Chan-wook, 2003); FROZEN (US, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee, 2013); BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (FR/BE/SP, Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013); DJANGO UNCHAINED (US, Quentin Tarantino, 2012); AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009) Summary: -- "Film theory has a reputation for being challenging. Often requiring time and effort to fully grasp it and seeming rather old-fashioned, it can be difficult to approach the subject with enthusiasm and appreciate its relevance to modern day.
Understanding Film Theory aims to disassociate theory from these connotations and bring a fresh, contemporary and accessible approach to the discipline. Now comprehensively updated in a second edition, the book’s sixteen chapters - including a new chapter on Adaptations - continue to provide an insight into the main areas of debate. Taking the application of theory as its central theme, the text incorporates a number of innovative features: ‘Reflect and Respond’ sections encourage readers to engage critically with theoretical concepts, while seminal texts are concisely summarised without oversimplifying key points.
Throughout the book the authors illustrate why theory is important and demonstrate how it can be applied in a meaningful way, with relevant case studies drawn from both classic and contemporary cinema including: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), Run Lola Run (1998), The Hunger Games (2012), Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013) and The Lego Movie (2014). Additional case studies address key genres (the British Gangster film and the musical), film movements (Dogme 95), individual actors (Ryan Gosling, Judi Dench and Amitabh Bachchan) and directors (Alfred Hitchcock and Guillermo del Toro).
Understanding Film Theory is an approachable and extensive introduction to film theory. It is the ideal entry point for any student studying film, using clear definitions and explaining complex ideas succinctly. " -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9781137528230 Contents: -- List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Auteur Theory
Case study: Alfred Hitchcock -- Case study: Guillermo del Toro -- 2 Adaptations
Case study: The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012) -- 3 Genre Theory -- Case study: The British Gangster Film -- Case study: The Musical -- 4 Formalism
Case study: Lola Rennt/Run Lola Run (Tom Tykwer, 1998) -- 5 Structuralism and Post-Structuralism -- Case study: Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968) -- 6 Marxism -- Case study: The Lego Movie (Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014) -- 7 Realism -- Case study: Dogme 95 -- Case study: The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) -- 8 Postmodernism -- Case study: Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) -- 9 Psychoanalysis -- Case study: Oldboy (Chan-Wook Park, 2003) -- 10 Feminism -- Case study: Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013) -- 11 Masculinity -- Case study: Ryan Gosling -- 12 Queer Theory -- Case study: Blue is the Warmest Colour (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013) -- 13 Race and Ethnicity -- Case study: Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino, 2012) -- 14 Postcolonial and Transnational Cinemas -- Case study: Avatar (James Cameron, 2009) -- 15 Stars -- Case study: Amitabh Bachchan -- Case study: Dame Judi Dench -- 16 Audience -- Research and Reception -- Case study: Tartan Video -- Conclusion -- filmography -- Index -- More info
Unspeakable histories : film and the experience of catastrophe / William Guynn
New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Call No: 737 GUY Author: Guynn, William Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Columbia University Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: ix, 251 pages; 23 cm Series: Film and culture Subject: WAR AND THE CINEMA; WAR FILMS; WAR IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; KATYN (PL, Andrzej Wajda, 2007); A FILM UNFINISHED [SHTIKAT HAARCHION] (IS, Yael Hersonski, 2010); SIBIRIADA (UR, Andrej Mihalkov-Koncalovskij, 1977); ASCENT, THE [VOSKHOZHDENIE] (UR, Larissa Shepitko, 1976); NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT [NOSTALGIA DE LA LUZ] (FR/G/CL/SP/US, Patricio Guzman, 2010); S21: THE KHMER ROUGE DEATH MACHINE (CB/FR, Rithy Panh, 2003); ACT OF KILLING, THE (DK/NO/UK, Joshua Oppenheimer, (2012) Summary: A reading of seven films that depict twentieth century atrocities and exploring the emotional resonance that adheres to traumatic eevnts and the dimensions of experience that historiography leaves untouched ISBN: 9780231177962 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: Introduction: making experience speak -- Yael Hersonski's A film unfinished (2010) -- Andrzej Wajda's Katyn (2007) -- Andrei Konchalovsky's Siberiade (2007) -- Larisa Shepitko's The Ascent (1976) -- Patricio Guzman's Nostalgia for the Light (2010) -- Rithy Panh's S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003) -- Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing (2012) -- Epilogue More info