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
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LEKTIONEN IN FINSTERNIS : (GG, Werner Herzog, 1992)
Unsettling scores : German film, music, and ideology / Roger Hillman
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2005.
Call No: 634.6 HIL Author: Hillman, Roger Source: US Place: Bloomington, Indiana Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: 219 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; GERMANY; NEW GERMAN CINEMA; CLASSICAL MUSIC IN FILMS; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; MUSIC IN FILMS; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. GERMANY; FASCISM AND THE CINEMA. GERMANY; NATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA. GERMANY; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA. GERMANY; SYBERBERG, HANS JURGEN; KLUGE, ALEXANDER; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; HERZOG, WERNER; VISCONTI, LUCHINO; HITLER - EIN FILM AUS DEUTSCHLAND (GW/UK/FR, Hans Jurgen Syberberg, 1977); DIE PATRIOTIN (GW, Alexander Kluge, 1979); LILI MARLEEN (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981); SENSO (IT, Luchino Visconti, 1954); WOYZECK (GW, Werner Herzog, 1979); FITZCARRALDO (GW, Werner Herzog, 1982); LEKTIONEN IN FINSTERNIS (GG, Werner Herzog, 1992); DIE ALLSEITIG REDUZIERTE PERSÖNLICHKEIT - REDUPERS (GW, Helke Sander, 1977); NOSTALGHIA (IT, Andre Tarkovsky, 1983); COVEK NIJE TICA (YU, Dusan Makavejev, 1965); STALKER (UR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) Summary: "'Unsettling Scores: German Film, Music, and Ideology' examines the use of classical music in film, particularly in the New German Cinema of the 1970s and early 1980s. By integrating the music of Beethoven, Mahler, and others into their films, directors such as Fassbinder, Kluge, and Syderberg consciously called attention to its cultural significance. Through this music their films could reference and, in some cases, explore an embedded cultural tradition that included German nationalism and the rise of Nazism, especially during a period when German films were gaining international attention for the first time since the 1920s. Classical music conditioned the responses of German audiences in the 1970s and 1980s and was, in turn, reinterpreted in new cinematic contexts. In this pioneering volume, Hillman enriches our understanding of the powerful effects of music in cinema and the aesthetic and dramatic concerns of postwar German filmmakers." (Taken from back cover) Notes: Includes selected bibliography, index ISBN: 0253217547 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2009 More info