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
Beyond document : essays on nonfiction film / edited by Charles Warren
Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996.
Call No: 761(04) BEY Author: Warren, Charles, 1948 Place: Hanover, NH Publisher: University Press of New England PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xxviii, 366 p. : ports. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; DIRECTORS; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; NEWSREELS; MEMORY IN FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; GENOCIDE IN FILMS; WORLD WAR II FILMS; NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); OPHULS, MARCEL; RESNAIS, ALAIN; SANS SOLEIL (FR, Chris Marker, 1983); SHOAH (FR/SZ, Claude Lanzmann, 1985); TRI PESNI O LENINE (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1934); WR MISTERIJE ORGANIZMA (YU/GW, Dusan Makaveyev, 1971); BOOMERANG (US, Elia Kazan, 1947); VERTOV, DZIGA; MARKER, CHRIS; FILM PORTAIT (US, Jerome Hill, 1972); GARDNER, ROBERT; MCELWEE, ROSS; ZERKALO (UR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975) Summary: "In essays by eleven of America's foremost writers, critics and filmmakers, Beyond Document explores the full spectrum on nonfiction film and its creative possibilities. In addition to Charles Warren's broad introductory history of the genre, the book takes a close look at ethnographic films, cinema verite, memoir and autobiography, docudramas, essay films, and newsreels, from classics like Night and Fog and Nanook of the North to more recent important work like Film about a Woman Who..., Harlan County, U.S.A., Sans Soleil, and Forest of Bliss.
Representations of reality are increasingly contested, in courtrooms and Congress, as well as in art. Asking what the art of film can achieve, Helene Keyssar considers the history of nonfiction films by women; Jay Cantor discusses film investigations of the Holocaust; Patricia Hampl looks at how autobiographical films render experience into narrative; Robert Gardner questions the filmmaker's "impulse to preserve"; and poet Susan Howe explores structures of mourning in several filmmakers. All of the books essays provide deeply felt understandings of documentary film, and of how we live with, and within, images." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-350) and index ISBN: 0819552879 (cl : alk. paper); 0819562904 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 11642141 Contents: Words of welcome / Stanley Cavell -- Introduction, with a brief history of nonfiction film / Charles Warren -- Death and the image / Jay Cantor -- Memory's movies / Patricia Hampl -- Eternal Verites / William Rothman -- The toil of thought: on several nonfiction films by women / Helene Keyssar -- The camera people / Eliot Weinberger -- The impulse to preserve / Robert Gardner -- You are there / Maureen Howard -- Earth and beyond: Dusan Makaveyev's WR: Mysteries of the Organism / Charles Warren -- In search of the centaur: the essay film / Phillip Lopate -- Vertov's cinematic transposition of reality / Vlada Petric -- Sorting facts; or, nineteen ways of looking at marker / Susan Howe More info
Blurred boundaries : questions of meaning in contemporary culture / Bill Nichols
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
Call No: 409 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xvii, 187 p. ; 25 cm Subject: ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; AUDIENCES; BODY IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; MELODRAMA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; SEMI-DOCUMENTARIES; SOCIAL HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; KING, RODNEY; STACHKA [STRIKE] (UR, Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1925); REALISM ON TV; REALITY "SHOWS"; REALITY TV; RACIAL PROBLEMS ON TV; RACIAL PROBLEMS AND TV; TRUTH IN FILMS; VIOLENCE ON TV; WAR AND THE CINEMA; GULF WAR ON TV; ETHICS AND TV Summary: "Blurred Boundaries explores decisive moments where the traditional boundaries of fiction/non-fiction and truth/falsehood blur. Nichols argues that the history of social representation in film, television, and video requires an understanding of the fate of both contemporary and older work. Traditionally, film history and cultural studies sought to place films in a historical context. Nichols proposes a new goal: to examine how specific works, old and new, promote or suppress a sense of historical consciousness. Examining work from Eisenstein's Strike to the Rodney King videotape, Nichols interrelates issues of formal structure, viewer response, and historical consciousness. Simultaneously, Blurred Boundaries radically alters the interpretative frameworks offered by neoformalism and psychoanalysis: Comprehension itself becomes a social act of transformative understanding rather than an abstract mental process, while the use of psychoanalytic terms like desire, lack, or paranoia to make social points metaphorically yields to vocabulary designed expressly for historical interpretation - such as project, intentionality, and the social imaginary. An important departure from prevailing trends in many fields, Blurred Boundaries offers new directions for the study of visual culture." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-182) and index ISBN: 0253340640 (alk. paper); 0253209005 (paper : alk. paper) LON: 10767942 More info
A catalogue of 16mm films on anthropology and ethnology (revised)
Ottowa: Canadian Film Institute, 1968.
The cinema and social science : a survey of ethnographic and sociological films
Paris: Unesco, 1962.
The cinematic griot : the ethnography of Jean Rouch / Paul Stoller
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Call No: 81ROU STO Author: Stoller, Paul Place: Chicago Publisher: University of Chicago Press PubDate: 1992 PhysDes: xvii, 247 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm Subject: ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; ROUCH, JEAN Notes: "Bibliography of Jean Rouch": p. 223-225; "Filmography of Jean Rouch": p. 227-233; Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-243) and index ISBN: 0226775461 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226775488 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 8496610 More info
Close-up : a critical perspective on film / [by] Marsha Kinder [and] Beverle Houston
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, .
Crafting truth : documentary form and meaning / by Louise Spence and Vinicius Navarro
New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, c2011.
Call No: 761 SPE Author: Spence, Louise; Navarro, Vinicius Source: US/UK Place: New Brunswick, NJ Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c2011 PhysDes: x, 281 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: AESTHETICS; AUTHORSHIP; BIOGRAPHICAL FILMS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMMENTARY; CONSTRUCTIVISM; CONTINUITY; CINEMA-DIRECT; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; EDITING; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; INTERVIEWING; INTERVIEWS IN FILMS; LIGHTING; LOCATION SHOOTING; MEMORY IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; NON-FICTION FILMS; PALESTINE; PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOUND; SOUND EQUIPMENT; THEORY; TRUTH IN FILMS; VOICE OVER; WORLD WAR II AND THE CINEMA; AFRIQUE, JE TE PLUMERAI (CM/FR/G, Jean-Marie Téno, 1992); BERLIN DIE SINFONIE DER GROSSTADT (G, Walter Ruttman, 1927); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, 1961); CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (FR, Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, 1961); GOKUSHITEKI EROSU: RENKA 1974 (JA, Kazuo Hara, 1974); FAR FROM POLAND (US, Jill Godmilow, 1984); HALVING THE BONES (US, Ruth Ozeki Lounsbury, 1995); HANDSWORTH SONGS (UK, John Akomfrah, 1986); HEARTS AND MINDS (US, Peter Davis, 1974); JOYCE AT 34 (US, Joyce Chopra, 1972); LESSONS OF DARKNESS (GG, Werner Herzog, 1992); LEKTIONEN IN FINSTERNIS (GG, Werner Herzog, 1992); LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER, THE (US, Connie Field, 1980); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); NEKAM ACHAT MISHTEY EYNAY (FR/IS, Avi Mograbi, 2005); NIGHT MAIL (UK, Basil Wright & Harry Watt, 1936); PRELUDE TO WAR (US, Frank Capra & Anatole Litvak, 1942); SANS SOLEIL (FR, Chris Marker, 1983); SHOAH (FR/SZ, Claude Lanzmann, 1985); TIES THAT BIND, THE (US, Su Friedrich, 1984); TITICUT FOLLIES (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967); WAR GAME, THE (UK, Peter Watkins, 1966) Summary: "Although nonfiction film may have captured imaginations, many viewers enter and leave theaters with a naive concept of "reality"- for them, documentaries are sources of information. But is truth or reality readily available, easily acquired, or undisputed? Or do documentaries convey illusions of reality? What aesthetic means are used to build these illusions?
Crafting truth illuminates the way these films tell their stories; how they use the camera, editing, sound, and performance; what rhetorical devices they employ; and what the theoretical, practical, and ethical implications of those choices are. Complex documentary concepts are presented through easily accessible language, images, and a discussion of a wide range of films and videos to encourage new ways of thinking about and seeing nonfiction cinema. " -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9780813549033 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Authenticity -- Evidence -- Authority --
Responsibility -- Argument -- Dramatic stories, poetic and essay documentaries --
Editing -- Camerawork -- The profilmic -- Sounds / coauthored with Carl Lewis --index -- ID2: 90 More info
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
Fields of vision : essays in film studies, visual anthropology, and photography / edited by Leslie Devereaux and Roger Hillman
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Call No: 62 FIE Author: Devereaux, Leslie; Hillman, Roger Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xiv, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: MONTAGE; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; WAR AND THE CINEMA; WAR IN FILMS; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; BODY IN FILMS; MEN IN FILMS; SPECTATORSHIP; CARNIVAL AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; SOUND; ADAPTATIONS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; HOLLYWOOD; EHE DER MARIA BRAUN, DIE (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinber, 1979); NAME DER ROSE, DER (GW/IT/FR, Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1986); RIVERS OF SAND (US, Robert Gardner, 1974) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0520085248 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0520085221 (alk. paper) LON: 10726537 More info
The horror reader / edited by Ken Gelder
New York, NY: Routledge, 2000.
Call No: 735.2 HOR Author: Gelder, Ken, 1955 Place: New York, NY Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xiii, 414 p. ; 25 cm Subject: CANNIBALISM IN FILMS; DRACULA IN FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; FAN MAGAZINES; FANTASTIC FILMS; GENDER AND THE CINEMA; GHOST FILMS; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; HORROR FILMS; HORROR FILMS. HONG KONG; HORROR FILMS. ITALY; HORROR FILMS. USA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA; MONSTERS IN FILMS; PORNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA; SERIAL KILLERS IN FILMS; SLASHER FILMS; THEORY; VAMPIRE FILMS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; ARGENTO, DARIO; BAVA, MARIO; CASTLE, TERRY; CHEUNG, LESLIE; CORMAN, ROGER; CRONENBERG, DAVID; TODOROV, TZVETAN; AMERICAN GOTHIC (US, John Hough, 1987); CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (UK, Terence Fisher, 1957); BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); FRIDAY THE 13TH (US, Sean S. Cunningham, 1980); HALLOWEEN (US, John Carpenter, 1978); HAUNTING, THE (US, Robert Wise, 1963); KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (US, George A. Romero, 1968); OPERA (IT, Dario Argento, 1987); ROSEMARY'S BABY (US, Roman Polanski, 1968); PSYCHO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1960); SINNUI YAUMAN (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); CHINESE GHOST STORY, A (HK, Ching Siu Tung, 1987); SUSPIRIA (IT, Dario Argento, 1977); YANZHI KOU (HK, Stanley Kwan, 1987) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 041521355X (HB : alk. paper); 0415213568 (PB : alk. paper) LON: 21262689 More info
Ideology and the image : social representation in the cinema and other media / Bill Nichols
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981.
Call No: 62 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1981 PhysDes: xv, 334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; THEORY; AESTHETICS; SEMIOLOGY; NON-FICTION FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; WISEMAN, FREDERICK; BLONDE VENUS (US, Josef von Sternberg, 1932); BIRDS, THE (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1963) Summary: "To what degree, Nichols asks, does ideology inform images in films, advertising, and other media? Does the cinema or any other sign system librerate or manipulate us? How can we as spectators know when the media are subtly perpetuating a specific set of values? To address these issues, the author draws from a variety of approaches - Marxism, psychoanalysis, communication theory, semiotics, structuralism, the psychology of perception. Working with two interrelated theories - ideology and systems of visual representation, and ideology and principles of textual criticism - Nichols shows how and why we make emotional investments in sign systems within an ideological context." -- BACK COVER Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 304-313 ISBN: 0253182875; 0253202566 (pbk.) LON: 80007684; 1763485 Contents: Introduction: Picking up the trail -- 1. Art and the perceptual process -- 2. The analysis of representational images -- 3. The cinema: movement, narrative, and paradox -- 4. Blonde venus: playing with performance -- 5. For The birds -- 6. The documentary film and principles of exposition -- 7. Frederick Wiseman's documentaries: theory and structure -- 8. Documentary, criticism, and the ethnographic film -- Conclusion More info
Life in the Desert : An Interview with Ian Dunlop
Melbourne Film Bulletin (October 1968) iss.6 p.3-16 More info
Movies and methods : an anthology / edited by Bill Nichols
Berkeley: University of California Press, c1976.
Call No: 62(082) MOV v.1 Author: Nichols, Bill Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: c1976 PhysDes: xi, 640 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: STRUCTURALISM; CRITICISM; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IDEOLOGY IN FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; GENRES; AUTEUR THEORY; FILM NOIR; THEORY; WESTERNS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; FILM NOIR; SEMIOLOGY; METHODOLOGY OF FILM CRITICISM; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; CAPRA, FRANK; RAY, NICHOLAS; VON STERNBERG, JOSEF; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); SERPICO (US, Sidney Lumet, 1973); GODFATHER PART II, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1974); VENT D'EST (FR/IT/GW, Jean-Luc Godard & Dziga Vertov Group, 1970); WIND FROM THE EAST (FR/IT/GW, Jean-Luc Godard & Dziga Vertov Group, 1970); VIVRE SAVIE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1962); KLUTE (US, Alan J. Pakula, 1971); TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS; SHOCK CORRIDOR (US, Samuel Fuller, 1963); TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (US, Howard Hawks, 1944); BLOW JOB (US, Andy Warhol, 1963); RIO LOBO (US, Howard Hawks, 1970); YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (US, John Ford, 1939) Summary: "Film teachers and students will welcome this new anthology, which makes available in one source a comprehensive selection of recent theoretical work on film, including many articles difficult to locate in the scattered literature. The contents are drawn almost entirely from the publications of the past fifteen years, and include work by the most original film thinkers - some well known to a wide public, some widely known among readers of film journals. Several important film-makers are also represented." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; This is volume 1 ISBN: 0520031512 LON: cln74022969; 10151896 Contents: --- part 1 contextual criticism -- political criticism -- genre criticism -- feminist criticism -- part 2 formal criticism -- auteur criticism -- mise-en-scene criticism -- part 3 theory -- film theory -- structuralism-semiology -- More info
Myth, race, and power : South Africans imaged on film and TV / by Keyan Tomaselli ... [et al.]
Bellville [South Africa]: Anthropos, 1986.
Call No: 45:39 MYT Author: Tomaselli, Keyan G., 1948 Place: Bellville [South Africa] Publisher: Anthropos PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: xi, 126 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Series: Critical studies in African anthropology ; no. 1 Subject: SOUTH AFRICA; SOUTH AFRICA IN FILMS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; PROPAGANDA FILMS; PROPAGANDA FILMS. SOUTH AFRICA; THEY CAME FROM THE EAST [TV](SA, 1976) Summary: "Myth, Race and Power: South Africans Imaged on Film and TV examines films, videos and television series made by local and overseas producers. Amongst the titles discussed in detail are Laurens van der Post's Testament to the Bushman, various films made by John Marshall on the !Kung, the SABC's They Came From the East sand the British made White Tribe of Africa.
The authors discuss the very thin line between propaganda and documentary, and show how ethnographic films become prograganda in particular viewing contexts. State propaganda films examined include To Act A Lie, A Place Called Soweto and White Roots in Africa.
The book offers the most exhustive bibliography and filmography available on South African ethnographic film Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 107-115; Filmography: p. 116-121 ISBN: 0620090030 (pbk.) LON: 5431246 More info
Principles of visual anthropology : editor, Paul Hockings
The Hague: Mouton, 1975.
Promised lands : cinema, geography, modernism / Sam Rohdie
London: British Film Institute, 2001.
Call No: 756 ROH Author: Rohdie, Sam, 1939 CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: viii, 280 p. ; 24 cm Subject: ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; BAZIN, ANDRE; CITIZEN KANE (US, Orson Welles, 1941); GIDE, ANDRE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; ART AND THE CINEMA; Pasolini, Pier Paolo; ROHMER, ERIC; ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO; MODERNISM AND THE CINEMA Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0851708536(pbk.) : ¦15.99; 0851708544(cased) : ¦48.00 LON: 22645289 More info
Representing reality : issues and concepts in documentary / Bill Nichols
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.
Call No: 761NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: xx, 313 p. ; 24 cm Subject: ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BODY IN FILMS; COMMENTARY; DEATH IN FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARIES; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; GAZE IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IDEOLOGY IN FILMS; INTERVIEWS IN FILMS; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; PHILOSOPHY AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; TRUTH IN FILMS; VIEWERS Summary: "Representing Reality examines the styles, strategies, and structures of documentary film. It does not offer a general survey of documentary film history so much as a conceptual overview of the form itself: what qualities of cinema underpin it, what institutional structures sustain it, what rhetorical operations inform it, what interpretive perspectives encompass it. How these questions arrange themselves into recurrent patterns and preoccupations [is] the central focus." -- Taken from preface. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -296) and index; Filmology: p. -304 ISBN: 0253340608 (alk. paper); 0253206812 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 91002637; 8905992 Contents: Axes of orientation: I. The domain of documentary -- II. Documentary modes of representation -- III. Axiographics: ethical space in documentary film -- Documentary: a fiction (un)like any other: IV. Telling stories with evidence and arguments -- V. Sticking to reality: rhetoric and what exceeds it -- VI. The fact of realism and the fiction of objectivity -- Documentary representation and the historical world: VII> Pornography, ethnography, and the discourses of power / Christian Hansen, Catherine Needham, Bill Nichols -- VIII. Representing the body: questions of meaning and magnitude More info
Subtitles : On the foreignness of film / Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour (eds)
Massachusetts Institute of Tecnology, 2004.
Call No: 224.6 SUB Author: Egoyan, Atom (ed); Balfour, Ian (ed) CorpAuthor: Alphabet City Media, Inc. Source: Canada Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Tecnology PubDate: 2004 PhysDes: 542 p ; 22 cm x 14 cm Series: Alphabet City Subject: TITLING; SUBTITLES; IMPORT OF FILMS; AESTHETICS; SWEET HEREAFTER, THE (CN, Atom Egoyan, 1997); EGOYAN, ATOM; ROZEMA, PATRICIA; DENIS, CLAIRE; BELLOUR, RAYMOND; RICH, B. RUBY; TRINH, T. MINH-HA; JAMESON, FREDRIC; DOANE, MARY ANN; KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; GLOBALISATION; AWARDS. ACADEMY; OTTINGER, ULRIKE; BLUE (UK, Derek Jarman, 1993); MEPRIS, LE (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godrad, 1963) Summary: "Every film is a foreign film," Atom Egoyan and Ian Balfour tell us in their introduction to Subtitles. How, then, to translate the experience of film - which, as Egoyan says, makes us "feel outside and inside at the same time"? Taking subtitles as their point of departure, the thirty-six contributors to this unique collection consider translation, foreigness and otherness in film culture. Their discussions range from the mechanics and aesthetics of subtitles to the xenophobic reaction to translation, to subtitles as a metaphor for the distance and intimacy of film. [Taken from inside cover]. Notes: Includes bibliographic references. More info
They must be represented : the politics of documentary / Paula Rabinowitz
London New York: Verso, 1994.
Call No: 761 RAB Author: Rabinowitz, Paula Place: London New York Publisher: Verso PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xi, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: CINEMA VERITE; CLASS AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; NATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FILMS; PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; VIETNAM WAR IN FILMS; VOYEURISM AND THE CINEMA; BENJAMIN, WALTER; FREUD, SIGMUND; FAR FROM POLAND (US, Jill Godmilow, 1984) Summary: "They must be represented examines documentary in print, photography, television and film from the 1930s through the 1980s, using the lens of recent feminist film theory as well as scholarship on race, class and gender emerging from the new interdisciplinary approach of American cultural studies. Paula Rabinowitz discusses the ways in which these four media shaped truth-claims and political agency over the decades: in the 1930s about poverty, labor and popular culture during the depression; in the 1960s, about the Vietnam War, racism, work and the counterculture; and in the 1980s, about feminist and gay critiques of gender, history, narrative and cinema...Rabinowitz argues that the gendering ov vision that occurs when narratives conform to conventional genres profoundly affects the relation of documentarian to subject. She goes on to define this gendering of vision in documentary as an ethnographic process. Ultimately, this polemical study challenges the construction of the spectato in psychoanalytic film theory, and articulates a new model for theorizing power relations in culture and history." -- taken from back cover. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-251) and index ISBN: 1859849253; 1859840256 (pbk.) LON: bnc85984925; 11201643 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Visions of the East : orientalism in film / edited by Matthew Bernstein and Gaylyn Studlar
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c1997.
Call No: 626-054 VIS Author: Berstein, Matthew; Studlar, Gaylyn Source: US Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c1997 PhysDes: ix, 330 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE CINEMA; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; ASIANS IN FILMS; INDOCHINE (FR, Regis Wargnier, 1992); ALADDIN (US, John Musker & Ron Clements, 1992); PEPE LE MOKO (FR, Julien Duvivier, 1937); CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA (UK, Gabriel Pascal, 1945) Summary: "Some of the most popular and frequently discussed titles in movie history are imbued with orientalism, the politically charged way in which Western artists have represented gender, race, and ethnicity in the cultures of North Africa and Asia. This is the first anthology to address and highlight orientalism in film from pre-cinema fascinations with Egyptian culture through the "Whole New World" of Aladdin. Eleven illuminating and well-illustrated essays utilize the insights of interdisciplinary cultural studies, psychoanalysis, feminism, and genre criticism. Other films discussed include The Letter, Caesar and Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, Indochine, and severeal films of France's 'cinema colonial'."-BOOK BLURB Notes: includes bibliographical references (p. -318) and index ISBN: 0813522951 Contents: Acknowledgements / Matthew Bernstein -- Gender and Culture of Empire: Toward a Feminist Ethnography of the Cinema / Ella Shohat -- The Curse of the Pharaoh, or How Cinema Contracted Egyptomania / Antonia Lant --"Out-Salomeing Salome": Dance, the New Woman, and Fan Magazine Orientalism / Gaylyn Studlar -- The Thousand Ways There Are to Move: Camp and Oriental Dance in the Hollywood Musicals of Jack Cole / Andrienne L. McLean -- The Family Romance of Orientalism: From Madame Butterfly to Indochine / Marina Heung -- A Whole New (Disney) World Order: Alladin, Atomic Power, and the Muslim Middle East / Alan Nadel -- The "Cinema colonial" of 1930s France: Film Narration as Spatial Practice / Charles O'Brien -- Praying Mantis: Enchantment and Violence in French Cinema of the Exotic / Dudley Andrew -- In the Labyrinth: Masculine Subjectivity, Expatriation, and Colonialism in Pepe le Moko / Janice Morgan -- Timeless Histories: A British Dream of Cleopatra / Mary Homer.
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