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
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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Dziga Vertov : defining documentary film / Jeremy Hicks
London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Call No: 761 HIC Author: Hicks, Jeremy Source: UK Place: London Publisher: I.B. Tauris PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: xi, 194 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Series: KINO: the Russian cinema series Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS; VERTOV, DZIGA; MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); THREE SONGS ABOUT LENIN (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1934)
TRI PESNI OF LENINE; TRI PESNI O LENINE (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1934) Summary: "Pioneer of political documentary and inventor of cinema verite, Dziga Vertov has exerted a decisive influence on directors from Eisenstein to Goddard. Yet his reputation long rested upon a lone masterpiece, Man with a Movie Camera. Recently, however, Vertov has begun to be recognised as the creator of a body of innovative and distinct films. This, the first book in English to cover the whole of Vertov's career, reveals him to be an auteur, allowing readers to combine the familiar and less familiar aspects of his filmmaking and thinking in a cohesive narrative.
Jeremy Hicks demonstrates how Vertov draws on Soviet journalistic models for his transformation of newsreel into the new form of documentary film. Through analyses of Cine-Pravda No 21 (Leninst Cine-Pravda), Cine-Eye, Forward Soviet!, A Sixth Part of the World, The Eleventh Year, Man with a Movie Camera, Enthusiasm, Three Songs of Lenin and Lullaby, he shows how Vertov's greatest works combine authentic documentary footage ingeniously for tremendous rhetorical effect. The director's current reputation is in sharp counterpoint to the way his films were received in Russia: in the 1920s the sheer novelty of the documentary genre meant his work was little understood and much criticised, and in the 1930s Vertov was marginalised.
Documentary as we know it today is unthinkable without the rediscovery of Vertov in the 1960s. In an age more suspicious of documentary's implicit claims to objectivity, Vertov's reflexive and overtly partisan films are of even greater relevance, but need to be better known and understood. This is the purpose of Dziga Vertov: Defining Documentary Film." -- BOOK BLURB Contents: -- Acknowledments -- list of illustrations -- preface -- Introduction : Dziga Vertov--defining documentary film -- The birth of documentary from the spirit of journalism : Cine-Pravda, Cine-Eye -- Vertov and documentary theory : 'the goal was truth, the means Cine-Eye' -- 'A card catalogue in the gutter' : Forward, Soviet!, A sixth part of the world -- New paths : The eleventh year, Man with a movie camera -- Sound and the defence of documentary : Enthusiasm -- Documentary or hagiography? : Three songs of Lenin -- Years of sound and silence : Lullaby -- Forward Dziga! Foreign and posthumous reception -- notes -- select bibliography -- filmography -- index -- More info
Kino-eye : the writings of Dziga Vertov / edited with an introduction by Annette Michelson ; translated by Kevin O'Brien
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California Press, 1984.
Call No: 81VER KIN Author: Vertov, Dziga, 1896-1954; Michelson, Annette Source: US Place: Berkeley, Ca. Publisher: University of California Press PubDate: 1984 PhysDes: lxi, 344 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ART CINEMA; CINEMATOGRAPHY; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. USSR; EDITING; INDUSTRY, FILM. USSR; NEWSREELS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; REVOLUTION AND THE CINEMA; SOCIALISM AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; VERTOV, DZIGA; CELOVEK S KINOAPPARATOM (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1929); KINOGLAZ (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1924); KOLYBELNAYA (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1937); LULLABY (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1937); THREE SONGS ABOUT LENIN (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1934); TRI PESNI O LENINE (UR, Dziga Vertov, 1934) Summary: "Vertov's writings, collected here, range from calculated manifestoes setting forth a new, heroic version of film's potentiual to dark rumination on the inactivity forced upon him by the growing bureaucratization of the of the Soviet state and its film industry. His theory was at every point elaborated in direct, vigorous relation with practice; his doctrine of kino-eye, breaking with film's subjection to traditional narrative purposes, was a passionate call to action. Vertov's spirit of revolutionary optimism leaps from his pages. Articles, memoranda, speeches, letters, proposals for films, poured from his pen - explaining, defining, persuading. In voluminous notebooks and diaries he proposed a cinema implicated in the process of revolutionary transformation, one that would play a leading role in the construction of socialism." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Filmography: p. -334 ISBN: 0520046242 (cloth); 0520047605 (pbk.); 0520056302 (alk. paper) LON: 82011189; 2248486 More info