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 tradition / selected arranged, and introduced by Lewis Jacobs
New York: W. W. Norton, c1979.
Call No: 761 JAC Author: Jacobs, Lewis, comp Edition: 2nd ed Place: New York Publisher: W. W. Norton PubDate: c1979 PhysDes: 594 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. USSR; HISTORY OF CINEMA; NEWSREELS; FLAHERTY, ROBERT; GRIERSON, JOHN; VERTOV, DZIGA; RIEFENSTAHL, LENI; LEACOCK, RICHARD; WISEMAN, FREDERICK; NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); GRASS (US, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1926); CHANG (US, Ernest B. Schoedsack & Merian C. Cooper, 1927); MOANA (US, Robert Flaherty, 1926); RAIN (US, Louis Milestone, 1932); STARK LOVE (US, Karl Brown, 1927); TURKSIB (US, Victor A. Turin, 1929); DRIFTERS (SW, John Grierson, 1929); A PROPOS DE NICE (FR, Jean Vigo, 1930); QUE VIVA MEXICO! (UR, Sergei Eisenstein, [prod. 1932]); SONG OF CEYLON, THE (UK, Basil Wright, 1934); THREE SONGS ABOUT LENIN (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1934); TRI PESNI O LENINE (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1934); CITY, THE (US, Ralph Steiner, 1939); MAISONS DE LA MISERE, LES (BE, Henri Storck, 1937); OLYMPIA (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1938); TRIUMPH OF THE WILL (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); TRIUMPH DES WILLENS (G, Leni Riefenstahl, 1935); SPANISH EARTH, THE (US, Joris Ivens, 1937); FIGHT FOR LIFE, THE (US, Pare Lorentz, 1940); RIVER, THE (US, Pare Lorentz, 1938); CITY, THE (US, Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke, 1939); LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); LAND, THE (US, Robert Flaherty, 1942); NATIVE LAND (US, Leo Hurwitz & Paul Strand, 1942); NEGRO SOLDIER, THE (US, Frank Capra, 1944); DIARY FOR TIMOTHY, A (UK, Humphrey Jennings, 1946); FARREBIQUE (FR, Georges Rouquier, 1945); SAVAGE EYE, THE (US, Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers, Joseph Strick, 1959); JOLI MAI, LE (FR, Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme, 1963); CHRONIQUE D' UN ETE (FR, Jean Rouch/Edgar Morin, 1961); TITICUT FOLLIES (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967); MARRIED COUPLE, A (CN, Allan King, 1969); WOODSTOCK (US, Michael Wadleigh, 1970); SORROW AND THE PITY, THE (SZ/GW, Marcel Ophuls, 1971); CHAGRIN ET LA PITIE, LE (SZ/GW, Marcel Ophuls, 1971); HEARTS AND MINDS (US, Peter Davis, 1974); HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. (US, Barbara Kopple, 1976) Summary: "Originally published in 1971, The Documentary Tradition is the essential survey of development and achievements of one of the most distinctive and influential genres of film. Edited by the distinguished filmmaker and historian Lewis Jacobs, the book has become an indispensable reference for both students and practitioners of documentary. This new edition brings The Documentary Tradition up to date and includes the writings of almost 100 filmmakers and critics. To the five parts which trace the development of the genre from the 1920s Jacobs has added a new section of seven essays on the documentaries of the 1970s. The section is introduced by his own survey of the filmmaking of the period, "From Political Activism to Women's Consciousness," and accompanied by a selected list of documentaries of the 1970s together with photographs from a number of these films. The bibliography of works on documentary films and filmmakers has been expanded." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 577-579 ISBN: 0393950425 LON: 1437994 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, 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
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TITICUT FOLLIES : (US, Frederick Wiseman, 1967)