The art of record : a critical introduction to documentary / John Corner
Manchester New York, NY,: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Call No: 761 COR Author: Corner, John, 1943 Place: Manchester New York, NY, Publisher: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; CINEMA VERITE; LIVING ON THE EDGE (UK, Michael Grigsby, 1987); LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER, THE (US, Connie Field, 1980); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); HANDSWORTH SONGS (UK, John Akomfrah, 1986); COAL FACE (UK, Alberto Cavalcanti, 1935); HOUSING PROBLEMS (UK, Edgar Anstey & Arthur Elton, 1935); LOOK IN ON LONDON (UK, 1956); CATHY COME HOME (UK, Ken Loach, 1966); WHEN THE DOG BITES (UK, Penny Woolcock, 1988) Summary: "Documentary is a controversial and important area of media production. The art of record offers a fascinating insight into the functions of documentary in film and television. Documentary's attempts to depict reality, and to comment on it, have provoked disagreement from the 1920s to the present day. Recent debates about knowledge and representation, and about the changing character of publiv culture, have increased its interests and relevance. John Corner presents a clear overview of the theoretical issues and critical debates around documentary, and discusses the development of the main styles and approaches, including dramadocs and fly-on-the-wall. He also looks at the dual identity of work in documentary - as both artefact and as reference.The book provides a valuable detailed analysis of powerful documentary films and programmes such as the classic 1930s films Coalface and Housing Problems (on aspects of contemporary work and environment), Cathy Come Home (whose presentation of homelessness had an enormous impact) and The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (about the treatment of women in US factories during World War Two)." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -201) and index ISBN: 0719046866 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0719046874 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 12095813 More info
Black film, British cinema
London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1988.
Call No: 451-054(=9) BLA CorpAuthor: Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England) Place: London Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Arts PubDate: 1988 PhysDes: 62 p. : ill. ; 30 cm Series: ICA documents ; 7 Subject: NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. UK; BLACKS AND THE CINEMA. UK; BLACK FILMMAKERS. UK; BLACKS IN FILMS. UK; ASIANS IN FILMS. UK; BLACK AUDIO FILM COLLECTIVE; SANKOVA FILM AND VIDEO COLLECTIVE; CHANNEL FOUR; HANDSWORTH SONGS (UK, John Akomfrah, 1986); MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (UK, Stephen Frears, 1985); PASSION OF REMEMBRANCE, THE (UK, Maureen Blackwood & Isaac Julien, 1986) Notes: Papers originally presented at a day conference, conducted at ICA, Feb. 1988; Includes bibliographical references ISBN: 0905263960 LON: 6631335 More info
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 skin of the film : intercultural cinema, embodiment, and the senses / Laura U. Marks
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000.
Call No: 756.1-77 MAR Author: Marks, Laura U., 1963- Source: US/UK Place: Durham and London Publisher: Duke University Press PubDate: 2000 PhysDes: xx, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: THIRD CINEMA; MULTICULTURALISM AND THE CINEMA; MEMORY IN FILMS; HANDSWORTH SONGS (UK, John Akomfrah, 1986); AKOMFRAH, JOHN; LUMUMBA: DEATH OF A PROPHET (FR/SZ/G, Raoul Peck, 1991); BENJAMIN, WALTER; DELEUZE, GILLES; JULIEN, ISAAC; BLACK AUDIO FILM COLLECTIVE; ROUCH, JEAN; SALLOUM, JAYCE Summary: - taken from back cover Notes: Includes bibliographical references, filmography/videography and index. -- English ISBN: 0822323583 Donation: Adrian Miles Contents: 1. The Memory of Images -- 2. The Memory of Things -- 3. The Memory of Touch -- 4. The Memory of the Senses -- Conclusion: The Portable Sensorium More info