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
Film and revolution / James Roy MacBean
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1975.
Call No: 745.1 MAC Author: MacBean, James Roy Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: c1975 PhysDes: viii, 339 p. : ill. ; 29 cm Subject: REVOLUTIONARY THEMES IN FILMS; MARXISM AND THE CINEMA; REVOLUTION AND THE CINEMA; GORIN, JEAN-PIERRE; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; METZ, CHRISTIAN; VERTOV, DZIGA; WEEK-END (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godard, 1968); VENT D'EST (FR/IT/GW, Jean-Luc Godard & Dziga Vertov Group, 1970); TOUT VA BIEN (FR/IT, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972); HORA DE LOS HORNOS, LA (AG, Fernado E. Solanos, 1969); PRISE DE POUVOIR PAR LOUIS XIV, LA (FR, Roberto Rossellini, 1966); WR MISTERIJE ORGANIZMA (YU/GW, Dusan Makaveyev, 1971); CHAGRIN ET LA PITIE, LE (SZ/GW, Marcel Ophuls, 1971); [DEUX] 2 OU 3 CHOSES QUE JE SAIS D'ELLE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1967); CHINOISE, LA (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1967); MADE IN THE U.S.A. (FR, Jean-Luc Godard, 1966); ICE (US, Robert Kramer, 1970); CLASSE OPERAIA VA IN PARADISO, LA (IT, Elio Petri, 1971); LETTER TO JANE (FR, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972); GAI SAVOIR, LE (FR/GW, Jean-Luc Godard, 1969); BRITISH SOUNDS (UK, Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Henri Roger, 1969); ONE PLUS ONE (UK, Jean-Luc Godard, 1968) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0253321891; 0253201918(pbk.) LON: 737743 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Marxism and film activism : Screening alternative worlds / edited by Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen
New York: Berghahn Books, July 2015.
Call No: 745.2 MAR Edition: 2015 Place: London; New York Publisher: Berghahn Books PubDate: July 2015 PhysDes: 290 p. : illus. ; 23 cm Subject: MEDVEKIN, ALEXANDER; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; MARKER, CHRIS; STRAUB, JEAN-MARIE; HUILLET, DANIELE; HORA DE LOS HORNOS, LA (AG, Fernado E. Solanos, 1968); PALESTINE Notes: In Theses on Feuerbach, Marx writes, “The philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; the point is to change it.” This collection examines how filmmakers have tried to change the world by engaging in emancipatory politics through their work, and how audiences have received them. It presents a wide spectrum of case studies, covering both film and digital technology, with examples from throughout cinematic history and around the world, including Soviet Russia, Palestine, South America, and France. Discussions range from the classic Marxist cinema of Aleksandr Medvedkin, Chris Marker, and Jean-Luc Godard, to recent media such as 5 Broken Cameras (2010), the phenomena of video-blogging, and bicycle activism films. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781782386421 Contents: CONTENTS
List of Figures
Introduction -- Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen
PART I: PAST ACTIVISM
Chapter 1. Between socialist modernisation and cinematic modernism: the revolutionary politics of aesthetics of Medvedkin’s cinema-train -- Gal Kirn
Chapter 2. Politics and Aesthetics within Godard’s Cinema -- Jeremy Spence
Chapter 3. Marker, Activism and Melancholy: Reflections on the Radical ‘60s in the later films of Chris Marker. -- Jon Kear
Chapter 4. Marx Immemorial: workers and peasants in the cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet -- Manuel Ramos Martinez
Chapter 5. In the Heat of the Factory: The Global Fires of The Hour of the Furnaces -- Bruce Williams
PART II: PRESENT ACTIVISM
Chapter 6. Contemporary political cinema: the impossibility of passivity -- William Brown
Chapter 7. Cultural resistance through film: The case of Palestinian cinema -- Haim Bresheeth
Chapter 8. The Contemporary Landscape of Video-Activism in Britain -- Steve Presence
Chapter 9. Marxist Resistance at Bicycle Speed: Screening the Critical Mass Movement -- Lars Kristensen
Chapter 10. Tales of a video blogger -- Michael Chanan
Chapter 11. Recovering the Future: Marxism and Film Audiences -- Martin Barker
Notes on Contributors
Index More info
"Show us life" : toward a history and aesthetics of the committed documentary / edited by Thomas Waugh
Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984.
Call No: 761 SHO Author: Waugh, Thomas, 1948 Place: Metuchen, N.J. Publisher: Scarecrow Press PubDate: 1984 PhysDes: xxvii, 508 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: NEWSREELS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. THIRD WORLD; ALVAREZ, SANTIAGO; VERTOV, DZIGA; SHUB, ESTHER; BRECHT, BERTOLT; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; IVENS, JORIS; RENOIR, JEAN; SOLANAS, FERNANDO E.; VAN DONGEN, HELEN; STRAND, PAUL; SCHEUMANN, PETER; MIEVILLE, ANNE-MARIE; KOPPLE, BARBARA; GUZMAN, PATRICIO; GETINO, OCTAVIO; ELAM, JOANN; ALLENDE, SALVADOR; BIRRI, FERNANDO; HURWITZ, LEO; VIE EST A NOUS, LA (FR, Jean Renoir & others, 1936); FINALLY GOT THE NEWS (US, League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1970); NIGHTCLEANERS (UK, Berwick Street Film Collective, 1975); HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. (US, Barbara Kopple, 1976); SANRIZUKA: DAINI TORIDE NO HITOBITO (JA, Shinsuke Ogawa, 1971); HORA DE LOS HORNOS, LA (AG, Fernado E. Solanos, 1969); ICI ET AILLEURS (FR, Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Mieville, 1976); WAVES OF REVOLUTION (II, Arnaud Patwardhan, 1975); HABLANDO DEL PUNTO CUBANO (CU, Octavio Cortazar, 1972); POR PRIMERA VEZ (CU, Octavio Cortazar, 1967); NOW (CU, Santiago Alvarez, 1965); NATIVE LAND (US, Leo Hurwitz & Paul Strand, 1942); RAPE (US, JoAnn Elam, 1975); KRIEG DER MUMIEN, DER (GE, Walter Heynowski & Gerhard Scheumann, 1974); SPANISH EARTH, THE (US, Joris Ivens, 1937) Summary: "This anthology of 25 articles is both historical and cross- cultural, covering the pioneering period of the twenties and thirties and the dynamic growth of committed documentary since the sixties; recent feminist initiatives in North America and Britain; committed documentary in the Third World over the last 25 years; the use of film within the American 'New Left;' and the particular problematic of radical film distribution. Contributors include such well-known activists and scholars as Joan Braderman, Julianne Burton, Guy Hennebelle, John Hess, Claire Johnstone, E. Ann Kaplan, Chuck Kleinhans, Julia Lesage, Steve Neale, Bill Nichols, Anand Patwardhan, and Paul Willemen. Filmmakers and collectives discussed include Dziga Vertov, Joris Ivens, Jean Renoir, Frontier Films, Newsreel, Chris Marker, Barbara Kopple, JoAnn Elam, Michelle Citron, Shinsuke Ogawa, Fernando Birri, Patricio Guzman, Santiago Alvarez, Fernando Solanas, Jean-Luc Godard, Anand Patwardhan, and the Nicaraguan Studio 'Incine.'" -- AMAZON BOOKS Notes: Includes bibliographies and indexes ISBN: 0810822172 (pbk.); 0810817063 LON: 84005603; 3178777 Contents: Introduction: why documentary filmmakers keep trying to change the world, or why people changing the world keep making documentaries / Thomas Waugh; Part 1: Pioneers -- "Cinema Weekly" and "Cinema Truth": Dziga Vertov and the Leninist Proportion / Seth Feldman -- Esther Shub: Film as a historical discourse / Vlada Petric -- Workers' newsreels in Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan during the Twenties and Thirties / Bert Hogenkamp -- Radical documentary in the United States, 1930-1942 / Russell Campbell -- The Communist Party and La Vie est a nous: document and fiction, poetics and politics / Daniel Serceau -- Joris Iven's The Spanish Earth: committed documentary and the popular front / Thomas Waugh --; Part 2: Contemporaries: The West -- Newsreel, 1967-1972: film and revolution / Bill Nichols -- Finally Got the News: the making of a radical documentary / Dan Georgakas -- French radical documentary after May 1968 / Guy Hennebelle -- Brecht in Britain: The Nightcleaners and the independent political film / Claire Johnston and Paul Willemen -- Theory and practice of the realist documentary form in Harlan County, U.S.A. / E. Ann Kaplan -- Feminist documentary: aesthetics and politics / Julia Lesage -- Talking about our lives and experiences: some thoughts about feminism, documentary, and "talking heads" / Barbara Halpern Martineau -- Shinsuke Ogawa's Peasants of the Second Fortress: guerrilla documentary in Japan / Joan Braderman -- Committed documentary in Quebec: a still-birth? / Real La Rochelle -- The challenge of radical film distribution: Conversations with Toronto's DEC Films Collective / Margaret Cooper -- Forms, politics, makers and contexts: basic issues for a theory of radical political documentary / Chuck Kleinhans --; Part 3: Contemporaries: The Third World -- Democratizing documentary: modes of address in the Latin American cinema, 1958-72 / Julianne Burton -- Santiago Alvarez: Cine-agitator for the Cuban Revolution and the Third World / John Hess -- Democracy as participation: the Battle of Chile / Victor Wallis and John D. Barlow -- Children of Vertov in the land of Brecht / Pierre Veronneau -- Notes and questions on political cinema: from Hours of the Furnaces to Ici et ailleurs / Steve Neale -- The guerrilla film, underground and in exile: a critique and a case study of Waves of Revolution / Anand Patwardhan -- The Sandinista documentary: a historical contextualization / John Ramirez URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Which way to political cinema
Filmnews (July 1983) vol.XIII iss.7 p.4-5 More info