Banned : tales from the bizarre history of Australian obscenity / by James Cockington
Sydney: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2005.
Call No: 44 COC Author: Cockington, James Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: ix, 246 p. : ill., ports ; 24 cm Subject: PORNOGRAPHY IN FILMS; CENSORSHIP; CENSORSHIP. AUSTRALIA; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHICS AND TV; ETHICS IN FILMS; AUSTRALIA Summary: "Banned takes a fearless look at the weird ways of Australian wowserism. It describes landmark legal cases such as the Oz trial in 1964 and the decision to allow full-frontal nudity in the rock opera Hair in 1969. It also tackles more obscure scandals such as police raids on 'immoral' pyjama parties in Surfer's Paradise in the 1950s, the bikini police, the sacking of a 'Romper Room' presenter for wearing too revealing a dress and Gra-Gra's infamous crow call, among many absurd others in the history of polite society. " -- BOOK JACKET ISBN: 073331502X Contents: Contents: Great moments in obscenity -- Beyond Victoriana -- Taking the waters -- W.J. Chidley's answer -- Dirty dancing and stage kissing -- Backless Betty from Bondi -- Mr Bandparts -- Inversion and perversion -- Boult--upright -- Fun in little Bohemia -- Battle of the bikinis -- Freak show -- Moral devastation -- Sex swaps -- The knight and the witch -- Pyjama parties -- Ruth, Lenny and the Lady Chatterley word -- Toplessness -- Much ado about nothing -- Naughty little boys -- Full frontal -- Grubby gra gra -- How far is too far? -- This is too far -- Morality for the new millennium. More info
Cinemas of value : multicultural realism in Asian Australian cinema
Studies in Australasian cinema (2008) vol.2 iss.2 p.141-156 Author: Khoo, Olivia PhysDes: Article Subject: MULTICULTURALISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; ASIANS AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; REALISM IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; JAMMED, THE (AT, Dee McLachlan, 2007); FINISHED PEOPLE, THE (AT, Khoa Do, 2003); RA CHOI (AT, M. Frank, 2005) Summary: This article examines the use of realist aesthetics in three Australian films, Dee McLachlan's The jammed (2007), Khoa Do's The Finished People (2003) and M. Frank's Ra Choi (2005) as a way of creating ‘value’ within the terms of an Australian national cinema. ‘These films, among other examples of an emergent Asian Australian cinema’, deploy techniques of realism to build an authenticity of experience for spectators, unfamiliar with seeing portrayals of Asian Australians on screen. This article will consider what is at stake in the accepted, and often replicated, relationship between multiculturalism and realism characterizing filmic representations of Asian Australians, and will shift the focus to explore the place of idealism in the creation of value. By examining the aesthetics of what I will call ‘multicultural realism’ I aim to consider how these stylistic strategies seek to politicize certain representations over others in the films' attempt to build an alternative vision of the Australian nation and its diasporic constituents. -- Abstract Notes: Part of Special Issue: Transnational Asian Australian Cinema. Part 1 More info
Cinematic Ethics : exploring ethical experience through film / Robert Sinnerbrink
London ; New York: Routledge, 2016.
Call No: 409 SIN Author: Sinnerbrink, Robert Source: UK/US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: xiii, 216 pages ; 24 cm Subject: ETHICS IN FILMS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; STELLA DALLAS (US, King Vidor, 1937); TALK TO HER (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 2002)
HABLE CON ELLA; HABLE CON ELLA (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 2002); BIUTIFUL (MX/SP, Alejandro Inarritu, 2010) Summary: " How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Can movies 'do ethics'? Cinema Ethics : Exploring Ethical Experiences through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to provoke emotional engagement and philosophical thinking. In a clear and engaging manner, Robert Sinnerbrink examines the key philosophical approaches to ethics in contemporary film theory and philosophy using detailed case studies of cinematic ethics across different genres, styles and filmic traditions. Written in a lucid and lively style that will engage both specialist and non-specialist readers, this book is ideal for use in the academic study of philosophy and film. Key features include annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and a filmography of movies useful for teaching and researching cinematic ethics. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references, index and filmography ISBN: 9781138826168 Contents: -- list of figures -- preface -- overview of this book -- part I --Cinema and/as ethics -- 1: Cinematic ethics: Film as a medium of ethical experience -- part II -- Philosophical approaches to cinematic ethics -- 2: From scepticism to moral perfectionism (Cavell) -- 3: From cinematic belief to ethics and politics (Deleuze) -- 4: Cinempathy: phenomenology, cognitivism, and moving images -- part III Performing cinematic ethics -- 5: The moral melodrama (Stella Dallas, Talk to Her) -- 6: Melodrama, realism, and ethical experience (Biutiful, The Promise) -- 7.Gangster film: Cinematic ethics in The Act of Killing -- conclusion -- appendix 1 -- appendix 2 -- index -- More info
Claiming the real : the Griersonian documentary and its legitimations / Brian Winston
London: British Film Institute, 1995.
Call No: 761 WIN Author: Winston, Brian CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: 301 p. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; THEORY; CINEMA VERITE; CINEMA-DIRECT; GRIERSON, JOHN; WISEMAN, FREDERICK; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI Summary: "Recent technological developments in the field of image manipulation mea that the 'evidence' of the photograph is no longer incontrovertible. The camera, it seems, can lie. Alterations may noe be made to still or moving images which materially change their meaning yet which are undetectable.
What does this do to the status of the documentary film? In this informed and lively book Brian Winston rewrites the history of the documentary to take account of technological change. He subjects the great figures of the past - Grierson, Flaherty, Dziga-Verov - to a searcing critique, and examines both the principles and practice of the major movements of documentary, such as cinema verite. He offers his own definition of the essential difference between fiction film and documentary, and identifies the fundamentally ethical basis of any film practice which attempts to capture the 'truth'" -- Taken from the back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-294) and index ISBN: 0851704638 (cased); 0851704646 (pbk) LON: 11552015 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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The documentary film book / edited by Brian Winston
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Call No: 761 DOC Author: Winston, Brian CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: 416 pages ; 25 cm Subject: AFRICA; ART CINEMA; ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BLACK CINEMA; BRAZIL; CINEMA-DIRECT; CINEMA VERITE; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; HISTORY ON TV; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; ISRAEL; INTERNET AND THE CINEMA; LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES; PALESTINE; POLITICAL FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; REVOLUTIONARY THEMES IN FILMS; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; REALITY TV; GRIERSON, JOHN; MOORE, MICHAEL; VERTOV, DZIGA; AFRICA RISING (US, Paula Heredia, 2009); AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER (UK, Nick Bloomfield & Joan Churchill, 2003); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, 1961); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922) Summary: Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film.
In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts. Brought together here in one volume, these scholars offer compelling evidence as to why, over the last few decades, documentary has come to the centre of screen studies. -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9781844573417 Contents: Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword: Why Documentaries Matter -- Introduction: The Filmed Documentary --; PART I: DOCUMENTARY VALUES -- The Question of Evidence, the Power of Rhetoric and Documentary Film: Bill Nichols -- 'I'll Believe It When I Trust the Source': Documentary Images and Visual Evidence: Carl Plantinga -- 'The Performance Documentary': The Performing Film-Maker, the Acting Subject: Stella Bruzzi -- On Truth, Objectivity and Partisanship: The Case of Michael Moore: Douglas Kellner -- CGI and the End of Photography as Evidence: Taylor Downing -- Drawn From Life: The Animated Documentary: Andy Glynne -- Dramadoc? Docudrama? The Limits and Protocols of a Televisual Form: Derek Paget -- Ambiguous Audiences: Annette Hill -- Life As Narrativised: Brian Winston -- The Dance of Documentary Ethics: Pratap Rughani -- Deaths, Transfigurations and the Future: John Corner --; PART II: DOCUMENTARY PARADIGMS -- Problems in Historiography: The Documentary Tradition Before Nanook of the North: Charles Musser -- John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement: Ian Aitken -- Challenges For Change: Canada's National Film Board: Thomas Waugh and Ezra Winton -- Grierson's Legacies: Australia and New Zealand: Deane Williams -- New Deal Documentary and the North Atlantic Welfare State: Zoe Druick and Jonathan Kahana -- The Triumph of Observationalism: Direct Cinema in the USA: Dave Saunders -- Russian and Soviet Documentary: From Vertov to Sokurov: Ian Christie -- The Radical Tradition in Documentary Film-making, 1920s–50s: Bert Hogenkamp -- Le Groupe des trente: The Poetic Tradition: Elena Von Kassel Siambani -- Cinéma Vérité: Vertov Revisited: Genevieve Van Cauwenberge -- Beyond Sobriety: Documentary Diversions: Craig Hight --; PART III: DOCUMENTARY HORIZONS -- Eastwards: Abe Mark Nornes -- Africa N.: Frank Ukadike -- Images From the South: Contemporary Documentary in Argentina and Brazil: Ana Amado and Maria Dora Mourao -- 'Roadblock' Films, 'Children's Resistance' Films and 'Blood Relations' Films: Israeli and Palestinian Documentary Post-Intifada: Il Raya Morag -- Sacred, Mundane and Absurd Revelations of the Everyday – Poetic Vérité in the Eastern European Tradition; Susanna Helke --; PART IV: DOCUMENTARY VOICES -- First-Person Political: Alisa Lebow -- Feminist Documentaries: Finding, Seeing and Using Them: Julia Lesage -- Pioneers of Black Documentary Film: Pearl Bowser -- LGTBs' Documentary Identity: Christopher Pullen -- Docusoaps: The Ordinary Voice as Popular Entertainment: Richard Kilborn -- Reality TV: A Sign of the Times?: Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn --; PART V: DOCUMENTARY DISCIPLINES -- Anthropology: The Evolution of Ethnographic Film: Paul Henley -- Science, Society and Documentary: Tim Boon -- History Documentaries for Television: Ann Gray -- Music, Documentary, Music Documentary: Michael Chanan -- Art, Documentary as Art; Michael Renov --; PART VI: DOCUMENTARY FUTURES -- Documentary as Open Space: Helen de Michiel and Patricia R. Zimmermann -- 'This Great Mapping of Ourselves': New Documentary Forms Online: John Dovey and Mandy Rose -- New Platforms for 'Docmedia': 'Varient of a Manifesto': Peter Wintonick --; Afterword: The Unchanging Question: Brian Winston -- Index More info
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ETHICS AND THE CINEMA
Films and values / Peter Malone MSC
[Melbourne]: Chevalier Press, .
Call No: 412.53 MAL Author: Malone, Peter Edition:  Place: [Melbourne] Publisher: Chevalier Press PubDate:  PhysDes: 192 pages ; 20 cm Subject: ETHICS IN FILMS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; POINT BLANK (US, John Boorman, 1967); HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, THE (US, Robert Ellis Miller, 1968); MIDNIGHT COWBOY (US, John Schlesinger, 1969); GOODBYE COLUMBUS (US, Larry Peerce, 1969); EASY RIDER (US, Dennis Hopper, 1969); M*A*S*H (US, Robert Altman, 1969); CADUTA DEGLI DEI, LA (IT/SZ, Luchino Visconti, 1969); Z (FR/AE, Constantin Costa-Gavras, 1969); 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1968) ISBN: 0869400169 Donation: SFC Library Contents: A study of what the author terms high quality entertainment films, which provide some ethical and moral challenges for audiences whilst also being popular. An essay from the author where he examines a number of ideas pertaining to: Christianinty, religion, Athienists, Humanism, and Future Shock preceeds the film reviews AFIRC Location: Stacks More info
Introduction to documentary / Bill Nichols
Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Call No: 761 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Bloomington IN Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 223 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; EDITING; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; VIDEO, FILMS ON; VOICE OVER; LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); NIGHT AND FOG (FR, Alain Resnais, 1995); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988) Summary: Introduction to Documentary provides an overview of the most important topics and issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visiual evidence and persuasive strategies, this book spells out the distinguishing qualities of documentary. This book offers suggestive answers to basic issues that have stood at the centre of all debate on documentary from its very beginnings to today. It covers questions of ethics, form, modes, voice, history, and politics among others. A final chapter addresses the question of how to write about documentary in a clear, convincing manner. Notes: Includes Notes on source material pp.179-190; Filmography pp.191-201; List of Distributors pp.201-218; Index pp.219-223 ISBN: 0253214696 Contents: 1. Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking -- 2. How do documentaries differ from other types of film -- 3. What gives documentary films a voice of their own? -- 4. What are documantaries about? -- 5. How did documentary filmmaking get started? -- 6. What types of documentary are there? -- 7. How have documentaries addressed social and political issues? -- 8. How can we write effectively about documentary? URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Lies, damn lies and documentaries / Brian Winston
London: British Film Institute, 2000.
Call No: 761 WIN Author: Winston, Brian Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: iv, 186 p. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; AUDIENCES; "REALITY" SHOWS; LAW AND TV; GOVERNMENT CONTROL,TV; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHICS AND TV; CONNECTION, THE [TV] (UK, 1996) Summary: "Recent scandals surrounding faked TV documentaries have brought the whole issue of ethics to the foreground of media debate. Most good documentarists and journalists would agree that ethics lie at the heart of responsible programme-making. However, the topic awaits full exploration and top TV executives recoil at the very mention of the word.
Looking at the crises of confidence in public service broadcasting and the controversy surrounding docusoaps, Brian Winston's major new work provides a foundational study of ethics and the documentary." -- Taken from book cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0851707971(pbk.); 0851707963(hbk) LON: 21663027 Contents: Part 1: The state of the documentary -- Chapter one: 'Fakery' -- Chapter two: Public service -- Part 2: Regulators -- Chapter 3: Law -- Chapter 4 -- Regulation -- Part 3: Documentarists -- Chapter 5: Free expression -- Chapter 6 -- Ethics -- Conclusion URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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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