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 documentary film book / edited by Brian Winston
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Call No: 761 DOC Author: Winston, Brian CorpAuthor: British Film Institute Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: 416 pages ; 25 cm Subject: AFRICA; ART CINEMA; ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; BLACK CINEMA; BRAZIL; CINEMA-DIRECT; CINEMA VERITE; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS; HISTORY ON TV; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; ISRAEL; INTERNET AND THE CINEMA; LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES; PALESTINE; POLITICAL FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; REVOLUTIONARY THEMES IN FILMS; MOVEMENTS IN FILM HISTORY; REALITY TV; GRIERSON, JOHN; MOORE, MICHAEL; VERTOV, DZIGA; AFRICA RISING (US, Paula Heredia, 2009); AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER (UK, Nick Bloomfield & Joan Churchill, 2003); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, 1961); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922) Summary: Powerfully posing questions of ethics, ideology, authorship and form, documentary film has never been more popular than it is today. Edited by one of the leading British authorities in the field, The Documentary Film Book is an essential guide to current thinking on documentary film.
In a series of fascinating essays, key international experts discuss the theory of documentary, outline current understandings of its history (from pre-Flaherty to the post-Griersonian world of digital 'i-Docs'), survey documentary production (from Africa to Europe, and from the Americas to Asia), consider documentaries by marginalised minority communities, and assess its contribution to other disciplines and arts. Brought together here in one volume, these scholars offer compelling evidence as to why, over the last few decades, documentary has come to the centre of screen studies. -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9781844573417 Contents: Acknowledgments -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword: Why Documentaries Matter -- Introduction: The Filmed Documentary --; PART I: DOCUMENTARY VALUES -- The Question of Evidence, the Power of Rhetoric and Documentary Film: Bill Nichols -- 'I'll Believe It When I Trust the Source': Documentary Images and Visual Evidence: Carl Plantinga -- 'The Performance Documentary': The Performing Film-Maker, the Acting Subject: Stella Bruzzi -- On Truth, Objectivity and Partisanship: The Case of Michael Moore: Douglas Kellner -- CGI and the End of Photography as Evidence: Taylor Downing -- Drawn From Life: The Animated Documentary: Andy Glynne -- Dramadoc? Docudrama? The Limits and Protocols of a Televisual Form: Derek Paget -- Ambiguous Audiences: Annette Hill -- Life As Narrativised: Brian Winston -- The Dance of Documentary Ethics: Pratap Rughani -- Deaths, Transfigurations and the Future: John Corner --; PART II: DOCUMENTARY PARADIGMS -- Problems in Historiography: The Documentary Tradition Before Nanook of the North: Charles Musser -- John Grierson and the Documentary Film Movement: Ian Aitken -- Challenges For Change: Canada's National Film Board: Thomas Waugh and Ezra Winton -- Grierson's Legacies: Australia and New Zealand: Deane Williams -- New Deal Documentary and the North Atlantic Welfare State: Zoe Druick and Jonathan Kahana -- The Triumph of Observationalism: Direct Cinema in the USA: Dave Saunders -- Russian and Soviet Documentary: From Vertov to Sokurov: Ian Christie -- The Radical Tradition in Documentary Film-making, 1920s–50s: Bert Hogenkamp -- Le Groupe des trente: The Poetic Tradition: Elena Von Kassel Siambani -- Cinéma Vérité: Vertov Revisited: Genevieve Van Cauwenberge -- Beyond Sobriety: Documentary Diversions: Craig Hight --; PART III: DOCUMENTARY HORIZONS -- Eastwards: Abe Mark Nornes -- Africa N.: Frank Ukadike -- Images From the South: Contemporary Documentary in Argentina and Brazil: Ana Amado and Maria Dora Mourao -- 'Roadblock' Films, 'Children's Resistance' Films and 'Blood Relations' Films: Israeli and Palestinian Documentary Post-Intifada: Il Raya Morag -- Sacred, Mundane and Absurd Revelations of the Everyday – Poetic Vérité in the Eastern European Tradition; Susanna Helke --; PART IV: DOCUMENTARY VOICES -- First-Person Political: Alisa Lebow -- Feminist Documentaries: Finding, Seeing and Using Them: Julia Lesage -- Pioneers of Black Documentary Film: Pearl Bowser -- LGTBs' Documentary Identity: Christopher Pullen -- Docusoaps: The Ordinary Voice as Popular Entertainment: Richard Kilborn -- Reality TV: A Sign of the Times?: Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn --; PART V: DOCUMENTARY DISCIPLINES -- Anthropology: The Evolution of Ethnographic Film: Paul Henley -- Science, Society and Documentary: Tim Boon -- History Documentaries for Television: Ann Gray -- Music, Documentary, Music Documentary: Michael Chanan -- Art, Documentary as Art; Michael Renov --; PART VI: DOCUMENTARY FUTURES -- Documentary as Open Space: Helen de Michiel and Patricia R. Zimmermann -- 'This Great Mapping of Ourselves': New Documentary Forms Online: John Dovey and Mandy Rose -- New Platforms for 'Docmedia': 'Varient of a Manifesto': Peter Wintonick --; Afterword: The Unchanging Question: Brian Winston -- Index More info
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Humor in Middle Eastern cinema / edited by Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, c2014.
Call No: 732(5-011) HUM Author: Revi, Gayatri (ed.); Rahman, Najat (ed.) Source: US Place: Detroit Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: 282 pages ; 23 cm Series: Contemporary approaches to film and media Subject: AFGHANISTAN; ARAB COUNTRIES; ARABS IN FILMS; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; BOLLYWOOD; CENSORSHIP; COMEDIES. MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM. US; EGYPT; HUMOUR IN FILMS; INDIA; IRAN; IRAQ; ISRAEL; IRONY IN FILMS; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; PALESTINE; POLITICAL FILMS; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; SATIRE IN FILMS; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; PAKISTAN; CHAHINE, YOUSSEF; DHOUIB, MONCEF; KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS; ZARHIN, SHEMI; AMERIKALI (TU, Serif Gören, 1993); BAD MA RA KHAHAD BORD (IR/FR, Abbas Kiarostami, 1999); DIVINE INTERVENTION (FR/MR/G/PA, Elia Suleiman, 2002); ISKANDERIJA...LIH? (UA/AE, Youssef Chahine, 1978); ALEXANDRIA...WHY? (UA/AE, Youssef Chahine, 1978); TELE ARRIVE, LA (TI, Moncef Dhouib, 2006); TERE BIN LADEN (II, Abhishek Sharma, 2010); TV IS COMING, THE (TI, Moncef Dhouib, 2006) Summary: "While Middle Eastern culture does not tend to be associated with laughter and levity in the global imagination, humor—often satirical—has long been a staple of mainstream Arabic film. In Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema, editors Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman shed light on this tradition, as well as humor and laughter motivated by other intent—including parody, irony, the absurd, burlesque, and dark comedy. Contributors trace the proliferation of humor in contemporary Middle Eastern cinema in the works of individual directors and from the perspectives of genre, national cinemas, and diasporic cinema. Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema explores what humor theorists have identified as an “emancipatory,” “liberatory,” even “revolutionary” function to humor. Among the questions contributors ask are: How does Middle Eastern cinema and media highlight the stakes and place of humor in art and in life? What is its relation to the political? Can humor in cinematic art be emancipatory? What are its limits for its intervention or transformation? Contributors examine the region’s masterful auteurs, such as Abbas Kiarostami, Youssef Chahine, and Elia Suleiman and cover a range of cinematic settings, including Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. They also trace diasporic issues in the distinctive cinema of India and Pakistan. This insightful collection will introduce readers to a variety of contemporary Middle Eastern cinema that has attracted little critical notice. Scholars of cinema and media studies as well as Middle Eastern cultural history will appreciate this introduction to a complex and fascinating cinema." -- GOOGLE BOOKS Notes: Contains bibliography and filmography -- contains index -- contains list of contributors ISBN: 9780814339374 Contents: Introduction / Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman -- Humor, loss, and the possibility for politics in recent Palestinian cinema / Najat Rahman -- Strategies of subversion in Ben Ali's Tunisia: allegory and satire in Moncef Dhouib's TV Is Coming / Robert Lang -- Satiric traversals in the comedy of Mehran Modiri: space, irony, and national allegory on Iranian television / Cyrus Ali Zargar -- Ethnic humor, stereotypes, and cultural power in Israeli cinema / Elise Burton -- The laughter of Youssef Chahine / Najat Rahman -- Comedic meditations: war and genre in The Outcasts / Somy Kim -- Humor and the cinematic sublime in Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us / Gayatri Devi -- America the oppressively funny: humor and anti-americanisms in modern Turkish cinema / Perin Gurel -- Laughter across borders: the case of the Bollywood film Tere Bin Laden / Mara Matta More info
Maps & dreams : Palestine / Israel
Call No: Journal shelves. Sight & Sound Special Issues PubDate: 1992 Subject: ISRAEL; PALESTINE Language: English More info
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
Palestinian Cinema : landscape, trauma, and memory / Nurith Gertz and George Khleifi
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c2008.
Call No: 71(569.4) GER Author: Gertz, Nurith; Khleifi, George Source: US Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: c2008 PhysDes: 224 p. ; 24 cm Subject: ISRAEL; PALESTINE; JEWS IN FILMS; ARABS IN FILMS; NATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA Summary: " In this book, two scholars - an Israeli and a Palestinian - in a rare and welcome collaboration, follow the development of Palestinian cinema, commenting on its response to political and social transformations. They discover that the more the social, political, and economic conditions worsen and chaos and pain prevail , the more Palestinian cinema becomes involved with the national struggle. As expected, Palestinian cinema has unfolded its national narrative against the Israeli narrative. The reflection of the Israeli in Palestinian cinema is one more harsh and painful testimony to the resentment and hostility between the two peoples, who share a common patch of earth and landscape. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: "This book was first published (as Landscape in mist: space and memory in Palestinian cinema) in Herbrew in 2005 by Am Oved and the Open University, Tel Aviv"--T.p. verso.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-211) and index.; Includes filmography (p. 212-215) ISBN: 9780253220073 Contents: -- introduction -- 1: a chronicle of Palestinian cinema -- 2: from bleeding memories to fertile memories -- 3: about place and time: the fims of Michael Khleifi -- 4: without place, without time: the films of Rashid Masharawi -- 5: the house and its destruction: the films of Ali Nassar -- 6: a dead-end: roadblock movies -- 7: between exile and homeland: the films of Elia Suleiman -- conclusion -- epilogue -- bibliography -- filmography -- index -- More info
Theorising national cinema / Valentina Vitali and Paul Willemen (eds)
London: British Film Institute, London, 2006.
Call No: 408.1 THE Author: Vitali, Valentina; Willemen, Paul CorpAuthor: BFI Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute, London PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 326 p. ill. : 24 cm Subject: ASIAN COUNTRIES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; JAPAN; KOREA; REPUBLIC OF IRELAND; LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES; KRACAUER, SIEGFRIED; BURCH, NOEL; RUSSIA; FRANCE; TAIWAN; PALESTINE; ARAB COUNTRIES; INDIA; ASIAN COUNTRIES; EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL CULTURE IN FILMS; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS; GLOBALISATION Summary: Why do we think of clusters of films as a 'national cinema'? Why has the relationship between the nation and film become so widely and uncritically accepted? Theorising National Cinema is a major contribution to work on national cinemas, by many of the leading scholars in the filed. It addresses the knotty and complex relationships between cinema and national identity, showing that the nationality of a cinema production company, and of the films it made, have not always been seen as pertinent. The volume begins by reviewing and rethinking the concept of national cinema in an age of globalisation, and it goes on to chart the parallel developments of national film industries and the idea of the nation state in countries as diverse as Japan, South Korea, Russia, France and Italy. The issue of a 'national cinema' for nation states of contested status, with disputed borders or displaced peoples, is discussed in relation to film-making in Taiwan, Ireland and Palestine. The contributors also consider the future of national cinema in an age of transnational cultural flows, exploring issues of national identity and cinema in Latin America, Asia, the Middle-East, India, Africa and Europe. ISBN: 1844571203 More info
True variety : Funding the art of world cinema