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
Chris Marker / Nora M. Alter
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.
Call No: 81MAR ACT Author: Alter, Nora M. Source: US Place: Urbana Publisher: University of Illinois Press PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: xv, 205 p. : ill., ports, ; 21 cm Series: Contemporary film directors Subject: MARKER, CHRIS; NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); JETEE, LA (FR, Chris Marker, 1963); JOLI MAI, LE (FR, Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme, 1963); LOIN DU VIETNAM (FR, Joris Ivens & William Klein, 1967); FOND DE L'AIR EST ROUGE, LE (FR, Chris Marker, 1977); PRIME TIME IN THE CAMPS (FR, Chris Marker, 1994) Summary: Alter's careful study includes previously uncollected and untranslated interviews with the director and investigates the core themes and motivations behind an often unpredictable and transnational cinematic practice that defies easy classification [taken from back cover] Notes: Formerly CIP.
Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 0252073169 More info
Documentary film classics / William Rothman
Cambridge, Eng. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Call No: 761 ROT Author: Rothman, William Place: Cambridge, Eng. New York Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1997 PhysDes: xv, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Cambridge studies in film Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; NON-FICTION FILMS; BUNUEL, LUIS; LEACOCK, RICHARD; RESNAIS, ALAIN; ROUCH, JEAN; NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); HURDES, LAS (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); NIGHT AND FOG (FR, Alain Resnais, 1995); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, 1961); HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, A (US, Joyce Chopra/Richard Leacock, 1963); DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933) Summary: "Documentary Film Classics" offers close readings of a number of major documentaries, including Nanook of the North, Land without Bread, Night and Fog, Chronicle of a Summer, A Happy Mother's Day, and Don't Look Back. William Rothman analyzes the philosophical and historical issues and themes implicit in these works. Designed to guide film students through the 'texts' of films that span the history of the documentary film movement, his readings also focus on the achievements of these works as films per se. This book is both an original contribution to the field of film studies and also suitable for use as a text for college level courses on documentary film and broader film history courses." -- BOOK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index ISBN: 0521456819 (pbk); 0521450675 (hbk) Order Received: 1997 LON: 96014029; 12242459 URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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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: Book 2 : films of peace and war / edited by Robert Hughes
New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1962.
Call No: 45:355 FIL Author: Hughes, Robert Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Grove Press, Inc. PubDate: 1962 PhysDes: 255 p. ill. ; 21cm Subject: POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; HUSTON, JOHN; MCLAREN, NORMAN; RESNAIS, ALAIN; HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR (FR/JA, Alain Resnias, 1959); LET THERE BE LIGHT (US, John Huston, 1946); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955) Notes: First printing More info
Film, form & feeling / Dennis DeNitto
New York: Harper & Row, c1985.
Call No: 62 DEN Author: DeNitto, Dennis, Place: New York Publisher: Harper & Row PubDate: c1985 PhysDes: xv, 544 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: THEORY; CRITICISM; EDITING; HISTORY OF CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; EXPRESSIONISM; MONTAGE; NEOREALISM; NOUVELLE VAGUE; COMEDIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; CINEMA VERITE; PROPAGANDA FILMS; WESTERNS; MUSICALS; VARIETE (G, E.A. Dupont, 1925); GOLD RUSH, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1925); PRODUCERS, THE (US, Mel Brooks, 1967); TITICUT FOLLIES (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967); BROKEN BLOSSOMS (US, David Wark Griffith, 1919); OKTIABR [OCTOBER] (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, 1928); LADRI DI BICICLETTE (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1949); QUATRE CENTS COUPS, LES (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1959); MAN OF ARAN (UK, Robert Flaherty, 1934); TRIUMPH DES WILLENS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); STAGECOACH (US, John Ford, 1939); SHANE (US, George Stevens, 1953); WILD BUNCH, THE (US, Sam Peckinpah, 1969); TOP HAT (US, Mark Sandrich, 1935); SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (US, Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen, 1952); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961); SOMMARNATTENS LEENDE (SW, Ingmar Bergman, 1956) Notes: Includes indexes; Bibliography: p. 493-503 ISBN: 0060416297 (pbk.) Order Received: 2000 Order Type: Donation LON: 3664711 More info
Indelible shadows : film and the Holocaust / Annette Insdorf
Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Call No: 744(=924) INS Author: Insdorf, Annette Edition: 2nd ed Place: Cambridge New York Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1989 PhysDes: xix, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: GENOCIDE IN FILMS; BRECHT, BERTOLT; CHAPLIN, CHARLES; LANZMANN, CLAUDE; MALLE, LOUIS; OPHULS, MARCEL; BERGMAN, INGMAR; IMHOOF, MARKUS; JARVIK, LAURENCE; LILIENTHAL, PETER; LUBITSCH, ERNST; WERTMULLER, LINA; PLAYING FOR TIME [TV] (US, Daniel Mann, 1980); WAR AND REMEMBRANCE [TV] (US, Dan Curtis, 1988-89); RUE HAUTE (BE/FR, Andre Ernotte & Elliot Tiber, 1976); SERPENT'S EGG, THE (US/GW, Ingmar Bergman, 1977); SOPHIE'S CHOICE (US, Alan J. Pakula, 1982); HOTEL TERMINUS : KLAUS BARBIE, HIS LIFE AND TIMES (US, Marcel Ophuls, 1988); KAPO (IT/FR/YU, Gillo Pontecorvo, 1960); LACOMBE LUCIEN (FR/IT/GW, Louis Malle, 1974); DERNIER METRO, LE (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1980); LILI MARLEEN (GW, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981); MEMORY OF JUSTICE, THE (UK/GW/US, Marcel Ophuls, 19760; [MONSIEUR] M. KLEIN (FR/IT, Joseph Losey, 1976); OBCHOD NA KORZE (CS, Jan Kadar & Elmar Klos, 1965); HITLER - EIN FILM AUS DEUTSCHLAND (GW/UK/FR, Hans Jurgen Syberberg, 1977); PASAZERKA (PL, Andrzej Munk, 1963 [prod. 1961-63]); PAWNBROKER, THE (US, Sidney Lumet, 1964); CHAGRIN ET LA PITIE, LE (SZ/GW, Marcel Ophuls, 1971); BLECHTROMMEL, DIE (GW/FR/YU/PL, Volker Schlondorff, 1979); TO BE OR NOT TO BE (US, Ernst Lubitsch, 1942); LAGERSTRASSE AUSCHWITZ [TV] (GW, Ebbo Demant, 1979); GUICHETS DU LOUVRE, LES (FR, Michel Mitrani, 1974); BOOT IST VOLL, DAS (SZ/GGW/AU, Markus Imhoof, 1981); KINDER AUS NO. 67, DIE (GW, Usch Barthelmess-Weller & Werner Meyer, 1980); CADUTA DEGLI DEI, LA (IT/GW, Luchino Visconti, 1969); DAVID (GW, Peter Lilienthal, 1979); SHOAH (FR/SZ, Claude Lanzmann, 1985); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); GREAT DICTATOR, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1940) Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. -276; Bibliography: p. -282 ISBN: 0521372798; 0521378109 (pbk.) LON: 6081353 More info
Introduction to documentary / Bill Nichols
Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Call No: 761 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Bloomington IN Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 223 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; EDITING; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; VIDEO, FILMS ON; VOICE OVER; LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); NIGHT AND FOG (FR, Alain Resnais, 1995); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988) Summary: Introduction to Documentary provides an overview of the most important topics and issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visiual evidence and persuasive strategies, this book spells out the distinguishing qualities of documentary. This book offers suggestive answers to basic issues that have stood at the centre of all debate on documentary from its very beginnings to today. It covers questions of ethics, form, modes, voice, history, and politics among others. A final chapter addresses the question of how to write about documentary in a clear, convincing manner. Notes: Includes Notes on source material pp.179-190; Filmography pp.191-201; List of Distributors pp.201-218; Index pp.219-223 ISBN: 0253214696 Contents: 1. Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking -- 2. How do documentaries differ from other types of film -- 3. What gives documentary films a voice of their own? -- 4. What are documantaries about? -- 5. How did documentary filmmaking get started? -- 6. What types of documentary are there? -- 7. How have documentaries addressed social and political issues? -- 8. How can we write effectively about documentary? URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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NUIT ET BROUILLARD : (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955)
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Screening the holocaust : cinema's images of the unimaginable / Ilan Avisar
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1988.
Call No: 744(=924) AVI Author: Avisar, Ilan, 1951 Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: c1988 PhysDes: xi, 212 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm Series: Jewish literature and culture Subject: GENOCIDE IN FILMS; CZECHOSLOVAKIA; NAZIS IN FILMS; PONTECORVO, GILLO; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; ULICA GRANICZNA (PL, Aleksander Ford, 1948); DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE (US, Geoarge Stevens, 1959); ...A PATY JEZDEC JE STRACH (CS, Zbynek Brynych, 1964); OSTATNI ETAP (PL, Wanda Jakubowska, 1948); OBCHOD NA KORZE (CS, Jan Kadar & Elmar Klos, 1965); SHOP ON MAIN STREET, THE (CS, Jan Kadar & Elmar Klos, 1965); TRANSPORT Z RAJE (CS, Zbynek Brynych, 1962); KAPO (IT/FR/YU, Gillo Pontecorvo, 1960); [MONSIEUR] M. KLEIN (FR/IT, Joseph Losey, 1976); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); NIGHT AND FOG (FR, Alain Resnais, 1995); TRIUMPH DES WILLENS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); GREAT DICTATOR, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1940); CADUTA DEGLI DEI, LA (IT/GW, Luchino Visconti, 1969); DAMNED, THE (IT/GW, Luchino Visconti, 1969); DALEKA CESTA (CS, Alfred Radok, 1949); GIARDINO DEI FINZI-CONTINI, IL (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1970); GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS, THE (IT, Vittorio De Sica, 1970) Summary: "Over the past four decades filmmakers have struggled with the task of depicting the atrocities of the Holocaust - the unimaginable brutalities of the Nazis and the incredible suffering of their victims. Avisar bases his discussion of these filmic efforts on the assumption that the Holocaust was a unique and unprecedented historical experience and that as such it poses special problems for those, particularly artists, who seek to reflect upon this historical event. He disagrees with theorists who believe that art cannot deal with the Holocaust in a meaningful way. This study examines how cinematic art meets the challenge of dealing with the extraordinary nature of the Holocaust. Avisar uses the concepts of representation, presentation, and comprehension to analyze a select number of Holocaust films. The cinematic medium offers a wide range of artistic visions of historical events. Avisar combines theoretical concepts peculiar to the nature of cinema with arguments on the uniqueness of Hitler's Final Solution in presenting detailed analyses of such remarkable films as Night and Fog, The Damned, The Great Dictator, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Shop on Main Street, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, and Mr. Klein." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. -200; Filmography: p. -205 ISBN: 0253303761; 0253204755 (pbk.) LON: 5515271 More info