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
Directing the documentary / Michael Rabiger
Boston: Focal Press, c1987.
Call No: 761 RAB Author: Rabiger, Michael Place: Boston Publisher: Focal Press PubDate: c1987 PhysDes: xii, 316 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: DIRECTION; PRODUCTION; EDITING; AESTHETICS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; COMMENTARY; INTERVIEWS IN FILMS; RABIGER, MICHAEL Summary: "Directing the Documentary discusses the necessary technical basics you need to know before shooting, and describes with astonishing clarity the concepts and human processes behing the making of the film. From preproduction considerations, such as research or choosing a subject, to production and postproduction factors like shooting an interview or assembling the sound track, Directing the Documentary keeps the final goal always in sightL the creation of an effective documentary film.
Structured witha focus on specific stages of the process, this book allows flexible use through a series of project designed to teach necessary skills through action. Valuable summaries provide checkliests of immeasurable help for those involved in actual production work. The coverage is complete in the discussions of the documentary's history and development, of the issues of aesthetics and authorship, and of education and careers in documentary films." -- Taken from back cover. Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. -309 ISBN: 0240517946 (pbk.) LON: 4791160 More info
Documentary : the margins of reality / written by Paul Ward
London ; New York: Wallflower, c2005.
Call No: 761 WAR Author: Ward, Paul Source: US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Wallflower PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: 115 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Series: :Short cuts : introductions to film studies Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; INTERVIEWS IN FILMS; TRUTH IN FILMS; VOICE OVER; BROOMFIELD, NICK; GRIERSON, JOHN; TOUCHING THE VOID (UK, Kevin MacDonald, 2003); CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS (US, Andrew Jalecki, 2003) Summary: "In discussing films such as Touching the Void (2003), Capturing the Friedmans (2003) and the work of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and re-enactment. Paul Ward also examines animated documentaries, the meeting point of comedy and documentary modes, the ability of documentary to accurately represent historical events, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliography: 108-112 ISBN: 9781904764595 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1. Defining documentary -- 2. Fiction and nonfiction : the great divide? -- 3. The changing face of the historical documentary -- 4. Documentary and comedy -- 5. Animation and documentary representation -- Conclusion : the future of documentary -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Guide to film and television research / by Jenny Middlemiss
Sydney North Sydney: AFTRS Publishing distributed by Allen & Unwin, 1992.
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