D. A. Pennebaker / by Keith Beattie
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c2011.
Call No: 81PEN BEA Author: Beattie, Keith Source: US Place: Urbana Publisher: University of Illinois Press PubDate: c2011 PhysDes: 176 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Series: Contemporary film directors Subject: CINEMA-DIRECT; DOCUMENTARIES; PENNEBAKER, D. A.; DAYBREAK EXPRESS; PRIMARY (US, Richard Leacock, Terry Macartney-Filgate, Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker, 1961); DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); MONTEREY POP (US, D. A. Pennebaker, 1968) Summary: "This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career and prolific works of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that empahasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of events. With a career spanning decades, Pennebaker's many projects have included avant-garde experiments (Daybreak Express), ground-breaking television documentaries (Primary), celebrity films (Dont Look Back), concert films (Monterey Pop), and innovative fusions of documentary and fiction (Maidstone). Exploring the concept of 'performing the real,' Keith Beattie's insightful analysis interprets Pennebaker's films as performances in which the act of filming is in itself a performative transgression of the norms of purely observational documentary. He examines the ways in which Pennebaker's presentation of unscripted everyday performances is informed by connections between documentary filmmaking and other experimental movements such as the New American Cinema. Through his collaborations with such various artists as Richard Leacock, Shirley Clarke, Norman Mailer, and Jean-Luc Godard, Pennebaker has continually reworked and redefined the forms of documentary filmmaking. This book also includes a recent interview with the director and a full filmography" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.163-169) and index ISBN: 9780252078293 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- performing the real -- concert film -- collaborative filmmaking -- portraiture -- rehearsal -- interview with D.A. Pennebaker -- filmography -- bibliography -- index -- More info
D.A. Pennebaker : interviews / edited by Keith Beattie and Trent Griffiths
Jackson [Mississippi]: University of Mississippi, c2014.
Call No: 81PEN BEA Author: Beattie, Keith (ed.); Griffiths, Trent (ed.) Source: US Place: Jackson [Mississippi] Publisher: University of Mississippi PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: xxxii, 217pages ; 24 cm Series: Conversations with filmmakers Subject: CINEMA VERITE; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; PENNEBAKER, D. A.; HEGEDUS, CHRIS; DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); MONTEREY POP (US, D. A. Pennebaker, 1968) Summary: "This wide-ranging and insightful collection of interviews with D.A.Pennebaker (b.1925) spans the prolific career of this pioneer of observational cinema. From the 1950s to the present day, Pennebaker has made documentary films that have revealed the world of politics, celebrity culture, and the music industry. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9781628462029 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema Contents: -- the filmmaking of D.A. Pennebaker -- chronology -- filmography -- D.A. Pennebaker / G. Roy Levin (1970) -- Don't look back and Monterey pop: Donn Alan Pennebaker / Alan Rosenthal (1971) -- Donn looks back: cinema verite with Dylan, Bowie / Merrill Shindler (1976) -- Speaking of Samuel / Martyn Auty (1982) -- D. A. Pennebaker on the filming of Don't look back / Barbara Hogenson (1984) -- 1966 and all that: D. A. Pennebaker, filmmaker / Shelly Livson (1984) -- Looking back: D. A. Pennebaker interviewed by John Bauldie / John Bauldie (1986) -- Behind the public face of power: Martha Ansara interviews Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker / Martha Ansara (1994) -- The burning question: D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus / Kevin Macdonald and Mark Cousins (1996) -- Documentary film pioneer D. A. Pennebaker looks back and forward / Marc Savlov (1998)-- I film while leaping from my chair: D. A. Pennebaker on Bob Dylan, John Lennon, cinema verite, and Mary Poppins / David Dalton (1999) -- D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus: engineering nonfiction cinema / Liz Stubbs (2002) -- D.A. Pennebaker: at eighty, looking back and ahead / David D'arcy ( 2005) -- D.A. Pennebaker looks back / Carol Caffin (2007) -- Interview with D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus / John Berra (2008) -- Ninety years of cinematic confections: an interview with Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker / Dan Lybarger (2010) -- D.A. Pennebaker: interview / Sam Adams (2011) -- D. A. Pennebaker / Harvey Kubernik (2012) -- additional resources -- index -- More info
Documentary display : re-viewing nonfiction film and videos / Keith Beattie
London: Wallflower, 2008.
Call No: 761 BEA Author: Beattie, Keith Place: London Publisher: Wallflower PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: xiv, 187 p. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA-DIRECT; COMPILATION FILMS; IMAX; MONTAGE; NON-FICTION FILMS; BUNUEL, LUIS; GRIERSON, JOHN; MAYSLES, ALBERT & DAVID; PENNEBAKER, D. A.; VERTOV, DZIGA; VIGO, JEAN; DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967) Summary: "Not all documentary films and videos are sober depictions of the real world. Documentary representations can present expressive, entertaining and spectacular images. This book examines such innovative approaches as they occur within the process of 'documentary display' - a practice which emphasises the visual attractions of documentary representation. Works of documentary display explore modes of exhibitionistic 'showing' in which sensation is frequently the vehicle of cognition and knowledge. Such a display is analysed within the popular and prominent forms of found-footage film, 'rockumentary', the city film, nonfiction surf film and video, and certain views of natural science topics. This accessible and informed study - with its focus on entertaining, popular, spectacular and sensational froms of nonfiction representation - makes an important contribution to theoretical analyses of documentary film and video."--BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-181) and index. ISBN: 9781905674725 (pbk) Contents: Introduction -- 1. Show and tell: revealing documentary display -- 2. The corporeal and the urban: from city symphony to global city film -- 3. Direct cinema and performance: it's not only rock and roll -- 4. Found-footage film and history: seeing double -- 5. Nonfiction surf film and video: sick, filthy and delirious -- 6. Natural science film: from microcinema to IMAX -- Afterward More info
Documentary film classics / William Rothman
Cambridge, Eng. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Call No: 761 ROT Author: Rothman, William Place: Cambridge, Eng. New York Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: xv, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Cambridge studies in film Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; NON-FICTION FILMS; BUNUEL, LUIS; LEACOCK, RICHARD; RESNAIS, ALAIN; ROUCH, JEAN; NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); HURDES, LAS (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); NIGHT AND FOG (FR, Alain Resnais, 1995); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, 1961); HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, A (US, Joyce Chopra/Richard Leacock, 1963); DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933) Summary: "Documentary Film Classics" offers close readings of a number of major documentaries, including Nanook of the North, Land without Bread, Night and Fog, Chronicle of a Summer, A Happy Mother's Day, and Don't Look Back. William Rothman analyzes the philosophical and historical issues and themes implicit in these works. Designed to guide film students through the 'texts' of films that span the history of the documentary film movement, his readings also focus on the achievements of these works as films per se. This book is both an original contribution to the field of film studies and also suitable for use as a text for college level courses on documentary film and broader film history courses." -- BOOK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index ISBN: 0521456819 (pbk); 0521450675 (hbk) Order Received: 1997 LON: 96014029; 12242459 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Documenting the documentary : close readings of documentary films and video / edited by Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski, forward by Bill Nichols
Detroit MI: Wayne State University Press, 1998.
Call No: 761 DOC Author: Grant, Barry Keith; Sloniowski, Jeanette Place: Detroit MI Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 488 p. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; VERTOV, DZIGA; EISENSTEIN, SERGEI M.; BUNUEL, LUIS; WRIGHT, BASIL; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); QUE VIVA MEXICO! (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, [prod. 1932]); HURDES, LAS (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); SONG OF CEYLON, THE (UK, Basil Wright, 1934); TRIUMPH DES WILLENS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS, THE (US, Pare Lorentz, 1936); CITY, THE (US, Ralph Steiner, 1939); SPANISH EARTH, THE (US, Joris Ivens, 1937); LISTEN TO BRITAIN (UK, Humphrey Jennings/Stewart McAllister, 1942); BLOOD OF THE BEASTS (FR, Georges Franju,1949); SANG DES BETES, LE (FR, Georges Franju,1949); MAITRES FOUS, LES (FR, Jean Rouch, 1955); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); TITICUT FOLLIES (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967); HORA DE LOS HORNOS, LA (AG, Fernado E. Solanos, 1968); ACT OF SEEING WITH ONE'S OWN EYES, THE (US, Stan Brakhage, 1971); AMERICAN FAMILY, AN [TV](US, 1973); DAISY, THE STORY OF A FACELIFT (CN, Michael Rubbo, 1982); THIS IS SPINAL TAP (US, Rob Reiner, 1984); SHERMAN'S MARCH (US, Ross McElwee, 1986 [prod. 1981]); I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS I AM LIKE (US, Bill Viola, 1986); JOURNEY, THE (CN, Peter Watkins, 1987); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); TONGUES UNTIED (US, Marlon Riggs, 1989); PARIS IS BURNING (US, Jennie Livingston, 1990); FINDING CHRISTA (US, Camille Billops/James Hatch, 1991) Summary: Documenting the Documentary features essays by twenty-seven film scholars from a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Each essay focuses on one or two important documentaries, engaging in questions surrounding ethics, ideology, politics, power, race, gender, and representation -- but always in terms of how they arise out of or are involved in the reading of specific documentaries as particular textual constructions. By closely reading documentaries as rich visual works, this anthology fills a void in the critical writing on documentaries, which tends to privilege production over aesthetic pleasure. As we perceive and comprehend the world through visual media increasingly, understanding the textual strategies by which individual documentaries are organized has become critically important. Together, the essays cover the significant developments in the history of the documentary, from the first commercially released feature, Nanook of the North (1922), to modern independent productions, such as An American Family (1973), Tongues Untied (1989), and Finding Christa (1991), and including important national and stylistic movements and various production contexts from the mainstream to the avant-garde. Seth Feldman places Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929) within the context of constructivism and futurism; Vivian Sobchack discusses the strategies of Bunuel's Las Hurdas (Land without Bread, 1931) in relation to surrealism; and Joanne Hershfield explores Que viva Mexico! (1932) as the presentation of an exotic culture by a European director. Documenting the Documentary offers clear, serious, and insightful analyses of documentary films, and is a welcome balancebetween theory and criticism, abstract conceptualization and concrete analysis. --FROM PUBLISHER'S SITE Notes: includes bibliiographic references and index ISBN: 0814326390 Contents: Filmmaker as hunter / William Rothman -- Peace between man and machine / Seth Feldman -- Paradise regained / Joanne Hershfield -- Synthetic vision / Vivian Sobchack -- Art of national projection / William Guynn -- Mass psychology of fascist cinema / Frank P. Tomasulo -- American documentary finds its voice / Charlie Keil -- Men cannot act before the camera in the presence of death / Thomas Waugh -- Poetics of propaganda / Jim Leach -- It was an atrocious film / Jeannette Sloniowski -- Dialogic imagination of Jean Rouch / Diane Scheinman -- Documenting the ineffable / Sandy Flitterman-Lewis -- Don't you ever just watch? / Jeanne Hall -- Ethnography in the first person / Barry Keith Grant -- Two avant-gardes / Robert Stam -- Seeing with experimental eyes / Bart Testa -- Bastard union of several forms / Jeffrey K. Ruoff -- Documentary of displaced persona / Joan Nicks -- Gender, power, and a cucumber / Carl Plantinga -- Documentary film and the discourse of hysterical/historical narrative / Lucy Fischer -- Subjectivity lost and found / Catherine Russell -- Filmmaker as global circumnavigator / Scott MacDonald -- Mirrors without memories / Linda Williams -- Documentaphobia and mixed modes / Matthew Bernstein -- Silence and its opposite / Sheila Petty -- Containing fire / Caryl Flinn -- Contested territory / Julia Lesage More info
Dont look back / by Keith Beattie
London: A BFI Book published by Palgrave, 2016.
Call No: 79DON BEA Author: Beattie, Keith Source: UK Place: London Publisher: A BFI Book published by Palgrave PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: 87 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm Series: BFI film classics Subject: MUSICIANS IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; CINEMA-DIRECT; DYLAN, BOB; PENNEBAKER, D. A.; DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967) Summary: "The award-winning film Dont Look Back (1967) captures Bob Dylan on tour and on the cusp of change in 1965. Dylan was rapidly shedding his image as a folk musician and being reborn as a rock persona – and D. A. Pennebaker was there to record this fascinating transformation.
This insightful book charts the ways in which Pennebaker revised aspects of observational 'direct cinema', a style of film-making that he helped to pioneer, in order to represent in innovative ways Dylan's onstage performances and backstage actions. Keith Beattie's perceptive and nuanced analysis explains the relationship between 'pose' and the performative presentation of 'persona',
which forms the basis of the film's portrayal, and explores Pennebaker's relationship with Dylan in the film-making process. In doing so, the book highlights many remarkable moments from Dont Look Back and demonstrates how this landmark film eschewed the informationalism of the documentary form, revealing a captivating portrait of its beguiling subject" -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Formerly CIP; Includes bibliographical references ISBN: 9781844577613 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- prologue: on a prologue -- 1 Portraiture, Performance and Collusion -- 2 Screen Test -- 3 Hanging Out -- 4 `You Don't Need a Weatherman' -- 5 Casting a Spell -- afterimages -- notes -- credits -- More info
Feminism and documentary / Diane Waldman and Janet Walker, editors
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Call No: 761:626 FEM Author: Waldman, Diane (editor); Walker, Janet (editor) Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: ix, 365 p : ill. ; 26 cm Series: Visible Evidence, volume 5 Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARIES. ARMENIA; DOCUMENTARIES. GERMANY; DOCUMENTARIES. TURKEY; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); ARMENIAN JOURNEY, AN (US, Theodore Bogosian, 1988); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); AMERICAN DREAM (US, Barbara Kopple, 1990) Summary: Documentary and feminist film studies have long been separate or parallel universes that need to converse or collide. The essays in this volume, written by prominenet scholars and filmmakers, demonstrate the challenges that feminist perspectives pose for documentary theory, history, and practice. They also show how fuller attention to documentary enriches and complicates feminist theory, especially regarding the relationship between gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class and nation.
This book includes an extensive filmography and videography with useful distribution information and a bibliography of work in this neglected area of scholarship. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 0816630062 Contents: Introduction -- Part I: Historicizing documentary -- 1. Sentimental contracts: dreams and documents of American labor / Paula Rabinowitz -- 2. Flaherty's midwives / Patricia R. Zimmerman -- 3. New subjectivities: documentary and self-representation in the post-verite age / Michael Renov -- 4. Bad girls come and go, but a lying girl can never be fenced in / Alexandra Juhasz -- Part II: Filmmaker/subject: self/other -- 5. (Pass through) the mirror moment and 'Don't look back': music and gender in rockumentary / Susan Knobloch -- 6. Identities unmasked / empowerment unleashed: the documentary style of Michelle Parkerson / Gloria J. Gibson -- 7. Cross-cultural filmmaking, Japanese style / Ann Kaneko -- Part III: Going back (with a camera): gender, nation and documentary returns -- 8. Return, transference and the constructedness of experience in German/Turkish documentary film / Silvia Kratzer Juilfs -- 9. Melancholic memories and manic politics: feminism, documentary, and the Armenian diaspora / Anahid Kassabian and David Kazanjian -- 10. Fetishes and fossils: notes on documentary and materiality / Laura U. Marks -- 11. On silence and other disruptions / Deborah Lefkowitz -- Part IV: Innovative (auto)biographies -- 12. Fleeing from documentary: autobiographical film/video and the 'ethics of responsibility' / Michelle Citron -- 13. From rupture to rapture through experimental bio-pics: Leslie Thornton's 'There was an unseen cloud moving' / Chris Holmlund -- 14. Women's fragmented consciousness in feminist experimental autobiographical video / Julia Lesage More info