The art of record : a critical introduction to documentary / John Corner
Manchester New York, NY,: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Call No: 761 COR Author: Corner, John, 1943 Place: Manchester New York, NY, Publisher: Manchester University Press Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; CINEMA VERITE; LIVING ON THE EDGE (UK, Michael Grigsby, 1987); LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER, THE (US, Connie Field, 1980); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); HANDSWORTH SONGS (UK, John Akomfrah, 1986); COAL FACE (UK, Alberto Cavalcanti, 1935); HOUSING PROBLEMS (UK, Edgar Anstey & Arthur Elton, 1935); LOOK IN ON LONDON (UK, 1956); CATHY COME HOME (UK, Ken Loach, 1966); WHEN THE DOG BITES (UK, Penny Woolcock, 1988) Summary: "Documentary is a controversial and important area of media production. The art of record offers a fascinating insight into the functions of documentary in film and television. Documentary's attempts to depict reality, and to comment on it, have provoked disagreement from the 1920s to the present day. Recent debates about knowledge and representation, and about the changing character of publiv culture, have increased its interests and relevance. John Corner presents a clear overview of the theoretical issues and critical debates around documentary, and discusses the development of the main styles and approaches, including dramadocs and fly-on-the-wall. He also looks at the dual identity of work in documentary - as both artefact and as reference.The book provides a valuable detailed analysis of powerful documentary films and programmes such as the classic 1930s films Coalface and Housing Problems (on aspects of contemporary work and environment), Cathy Come Home (whose presentation of homelessness had an enormous impact) and The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (about the treatment of women in US factories during World War Two)." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. -201) and index ISBN: 0719046866 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0719046874 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 12095813 More info
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
Feminism and documentary / Diane Waldman and Janet Walker, editors
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Call No: 761:626 FEM Author: Waldman, Diane (editor); Walker, Janet (editor) Place: Minneapolis Publisher: University of Minnesota Press PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: ix, 365 p : ill. ; 26 cm Series: Visible Evidence, volume 5 Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARIES. ARMENIA; DOCUMENTARIES. GERMANY; DOCUMENTARIES. TURKEY; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; DONT LOOK BACK (US, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967); ARMENIAN JOURNEY, AN (US, Theodore Bogosian, 1988); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); AMERICAN DREAM (US, Barbara Kopple, 1990) Summary: Documentary and feminist film studies have long been separate or parallel universes that need to converse or collide. The essays in this volume, written by prominenet scholars and filmmakers, demonstrate the challenges that feminist perspectives pose for documentary theory, history, and practice. They also show how fuller attention to documentary enriches and complicates feminist theory, especially regarding the relationship between gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, class and nation.
This book includes an extensive filmography and videography with useful distribution information and a bibliography of work in this neglected area of scholarship. [Taken from back cover.] ISBN: 0816630062 Contents: Introduction -- Part I: Historicizing documentary -- 1. Sentimental contracts: dreams and documents of American labor / Paula Rabinowitz -- 2. Flaherty's midwives / Patricia R. Zimmerman -- 3. New subjectivities: documentary and self-representation in the post-verite age / Michael Renov -- 4. Bad girls come and go, but a lying girl can never be fenced in / Alexandra Juhasz -- Part II: Filmmaker/subject: self/other -- 5. (Pass through) the mirror moment and 'Don't look back': music and gender in rockumentary / Susan Knobloch -- 6. Identities unmasked / empowerment unleashed: the documentary style of Michelle Parkerson / Gloria J. Gibson -- 7. Cross-cultural filmmaking, Japanese style / Ann Kaneko -- Part III: Going back (with a camera): gender, nation and documentary returns -- 8. Return, transference and the constructedness of experience in German/Turkish documentary film / Silvia Kratzer Juilfs -- 9. Melancholic memories and manic politics: feminism, documentary, and the Armenian diaspora / Anahid Kassabian and David Kazanjian -- 10. Fetishes and fossils: notes on documentary and materiality / Laura U. Marks -- 11. On silence and other disruptions / Deborah Lefkowitz -- Part IV: Innovative (auto)biographies -- 12. Fleeing from documentary: autobiographical film/video and the 'ethics of responsibility' / Michelle Citron -- 13. From rupture to rapture through experimental bio-pics: Leslie Thornton's 'There was an unseen cloud moving' / Chris Holmlund -- 14. Women's fragmented consciousness in feminist experimental autobiographical video / Julia Lesage More info
Looking for trouble : on shopping, gender and the cinema / Suzanne Moore
London: Serpent's Tail, 1991.
Call No: 67(41) MOO Author: Moore, Suzanne Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Serpent's Tail PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: ix, 305 pages ; 20 cm Subject: CRITICISM; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; JAMES BOND IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; ALWAYS (US, Steven Spielberg, 1989); BIRD (US, Clint Eastwood, 1988); BLACK RAIN (US, Ridley Scott, 1989); BLUE STEEL (US, Kathryn Bigelow, 1989); BROKEN NOSES (US, Bruce Weber, 1987); CHOCOLAT (FR, Claire Denis, 1988); DEAD RINGERS (CN, David Cronenberg, 1988); DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS, THE (US, Penelope Spheeris, 1988); DO THE RIGHT THING (US, Spike Lee, 1989); FAMILY VIEWING (CN, Atom Egoyan, 1987); FAREWELL TO THE KING (US, John Milius, 1989); GHOSTS. . . OF THE CIVIL DEAD (AT, John Hillcoat, 1988); GOOD MOTHER, THE (US, Leonard Nimoy, 1988); JESUS OF MONTREAL (CN/FR, Denys Arcand, 1989); KAMIKAZE HEARTS (US, Juliet Bashore, 1986); KROTKI FILM O ZABIJANIU (PL, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988); LONGTIME COMPANION (US, Norman Rene, 1990); MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE (US, Alek Keshishian, 1991); MARUSA NO ONNA (JA, Juzo Itami, 1987); PARIS BY NIGHT (UK, David Hare, 1989); PATTY HEARST (US, Paul Schrader, 1988); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); SCANDAL (UK, Michael Caton-Jones, 1989); SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (US, Wes Craven, 1988); SHE-DEVIL (US, Susan Seidelman, 1989); SHE MUST BE SEEING THINGS (US, Sheila McLaughlin, 1987); SKIN DEEP (US, Blake Edwards, 1989); SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY (US, Joesph Ruben, 1991); SOMETHING WILD (US, Jonathan Demme, 1986); STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (US, William Shatner, 1989); SWEETIE (AT, Jane Campion, 1989); TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (US, Steve Barron, 1990); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988); THIRTYSOMETHING [TV] (US, 1987-91); TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 1990)
ATAME!; TORCH SONG TRILOGY (US, Paul Bogart, 1988); TOTAL RECALL (US, Paul Verhoeven, 1990); TUCKER (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1988); TWIN PEAKS [TV] (US, David Lynch & others, 1990-1991); UNHOLY, THE (US, Camilio Vila, 1988); WAR OF THE ROSES, THE (US, Danny DeVito, 1989); WIRED (US, Larry Peerce, 1989); WORLD APART, A (UK, Chris Menges, 1988); BAUDRILLARD, JEAN; TARKOVSKY, ANDREI; WINDSOR, BARBARA Summary: "In her articles and essays, Suzanne Moore takes a vitriolic look at the icons of modern life - post feminism, Baudrillard, Laura Ashley, Twin Peaks, the new man, safe sex, James Bond, a green planet. In her film reviews, she dissects the 'mega' filmmakers of our time - Steven Spielberg, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Russell and David Lynch. Definitely not 'one of the boys', Suzanne Moore's attitude to the good and famous is refreshing and irreverent." -Book blurb. Notes: Contains bibliography ISBN: 1852422424 Contents: Introduction -- Feminism -- Men: Men against men; Target man; The brothers grim; Toy soldiers or wicked willies; Prince; Torch Song tightrope; Here's looking at you, kid -- Women: Material girl; Hi, I'm Anneka - fly me; Green light spells danger; The odds of getting even; A call to underarms; Fatal fantasies; Happiness is a warm gun; Close-up as the cookie crumbles; Women who read too much; The great awakening; Modern romance; The merry life of Windsor -- Children: Hiding in the wardrobe; Hung-up on Father Christmas; Politics of choice; Birth and death; Maternal melodramas; Eternal childhood; Unhappy families; Heroes in a half-shell -- Fantasy -- Fear: Killjoy culture; Filming by numbers; The death of intimacy; To hell and back; Murder most foul; Electric shocks; Fag end; Soft soap -- Flesh: Good vibrations; Deviant laws; Everyday eroticism; One big act; A screw of convenience?; Missionary sex; The struggle for safe endings -- Faith: Kidnapped by the counter-culture; Sculpting in time; Playing Jesus by night; Nithing but the truth; Always a love story; Jazz junkie -- Power: Pleasure: Understimulation; And now for the news; Film slobs; The metal age; All night long; The money game; Mall-content?; Mini-politics: saying no in public; Belushi's last high; something to stay home about; Reach for the stars; Starship stories -- Politics: Political poison; Junk culture; Never really at home; A problem of identities; Brand loyalty; Sun rises in the east; You can't do the right thing all the time; Great expectations -- Populism: Postmodern paralysis; Britain's macho man; On the side of the man in the street; Against the sober grain -- Postmodernism: Politics of seduction; Getting a bit of the other - the pimps of postmodernism. ID2: 291 More info
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ROGER AND ME : (US, Michael Moore, 1989)
Spike, Mike, slackers & dykes : a guided tour across a decade of American independent cinema / John Pierson with the conversational collaboration of Kevin Smith
London: Faber and Faber, 1996, c1995.
Call No: 210.2(73) PIE Author: Pierson, John Place: London Publisher: Faber and Faber PubDate: 1996, c1995 PhysDes: 374 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports ; 24 cm Subject: INDEPENDENT FILMS. USA; INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION. USA; FESTIVALS. PARK CITY. SUNDANCE; WARNER BROS.; MIRAMAX FILMS; SMITH, KEVIN; WEISS, ROB; MOORE, MICHAEL; TROCHE, ROSE; TURNER, GUINEVERE; LEE, SPIKE; LINKLATER, RICHARD; BORDEN, LIZZIE; Pierson, John; GOMEZ, NICK; JARMUSCH, JIM; MORRIS, ERROL; AMONGST FRIENDS (US, Rob Weiss, 1993); ANNA (US, Yurek Bogayevicz, 1987); CLERKS (US, Kevin Smith, 1994); MALLRATS (US, Kevin Smith, 1995); GO FISH (US, Rose Troche, 1994); PARTING GLANCES (US, Bill Sherwood, 1986); STRANGER THAN PARADISE (US/GW, Jim Jarmusch, 1984); WORKING GIRLS (US, Lizzie Borden, 1986); ROGER AND ME (US, Michael Moore, 1989); SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (US, Spike Lee, 1986); HOOP DREAMS (US, Steve James, 1994); SLACKER (US, Richard Linklater, 1990); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988) Notes: First published in the USA in 1995 by Hyperion/Miramax; Includes index ISBN: 0571179142 (pbk.) LON: 13149590 More info