Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984.
Call No: 761 SHO
Author: Waugh, Thomas, 1948
Place: Metuchen, N.J.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
PhysDes: xxvii, 508 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Subject: NEWSREELS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS. THIRD WORLD; ALVAREZ, SANTIAGO; VERTOV, DZIGA; SHUB, ESTHER; BRECHT, BERTOLT; GODARD, JEAN-LUC; IVENS, JORIS; RENOIR, JEAN; SOLANAS, FERNANDO E.; VAN DONGEN, HELEN; STRAND, PAUL; SCHEUMANN, PETER; MIEVILLE, ANNE-MARIE; KOPPLE, BARBARA; GUZMAN, PATRICIO; GETINO, OCTAVIO; ELAM, JOANN; ALLENDE, SALVADOR; BIRRI, FERNANDO; HURWITZ, LEO; VIE EST A NOUS, LA (FR, Jean Renoir & others, 1936); FINALLY GOT THE NEWS (US, League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1970); NIGHTCLEANERS (UK, Berwick Street Film Collective, 1975); HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. (US, Barbara Kopple, 1976); SANRIZUKA: DAINI TORIDE NO HITOBITO (JA, Shinsuke Ogawa, 1971); HORA DE LOS HORNOS, LA (AG, Fernado E. Solanos, 1969); ICI ET AILLEURS (FR, Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Mieville, 1976); WAVES OF REVOLUTION (II, Arnaud Patwardhan, 1975); HABLANDO DEL PUNTO CUBANO (CU, Octavio Cortazar, 1972); POR PRIMERA VEZ (CU, Octavio Cortazar, 1967); NOW (CU, Santiago Alvarez, 1965); NATIVE LAND (US, Leo Hurwitz & Paul Strand, 1942); RAPE (US, JoAnn Elam, 1975); KRIEG DER MUMIEN, DER (GE, Walter Heynowski & Gerhard Scheumann, 1974); SPANISH EARTH, THE (US, Joris Ivens, 1937)
Summary: "This anthology of 25 articles is both historical and cross- cultural, covering the pioneering period of the twenties and thirties and the dynamic growth of committed documentary since the sixties; recent feminist initiatives in North America and Britain; committed documentary in the Third World over the last 25 years; the use of film within the American 'New Left;' and the particular problematic of radical film distribution. Contributors include such well-known activists and scholars as Joan Braderman, Julianne Burton, Guy Hennebelle, John Hess, Claire Johnstone, E. Ann Kaplan, Chuck Kleinhans, Julia Lesage, Steve Neale, Bill Nichols, Anand Patwardhan, and Paul Willemen. Filmmakers and collectives discussed include Dziga Vertov, Joris Ivens, Jean Renoir, Frontier Films, Newsreel, Chris Marker, Barbara Kopple, JoAnn Elam, Michelle Citron, Shinsuke Ogawa, Fernando Birri, Patricio Guzman, Santiago Alvarez, Fernando Solanas, Jean-Luc Godard, Anand Patwardhan, and the Nicaraguan Studio 'Incine.'" -- AMAZON BOOKS
Notes: Includes bibliographies and indexes
ISBN: 0810822172 (pbk.); 0810817063
LON: 84005603; 3178777
Contents: Introduction: why documentary filmmakers keep trying to change the world, or why people changing the world keep making documentaries / Thomas Waugh; Part 1: Pioneers -- "Cinema Weekly" and "Cinema Truth": Dziga Vertov and the Leninist Proportion / Seth Feldman -- Esther Shub: Film as a historical discourse / Vlada Petric -- Workers' newsreels in Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan during the Twenties and Thirties / Bert Hogenkamp -- Radical documentary in the United States, 1930-1942 / Russell Campbell -- The Communist Party and La Vie est a nous: document and fiction, poetics and politics / Daniel Serceau -- Joris Iven's The Spanish Earth: committed documentary and the popular front / Thomas Waugh --; Part 2: Contemporaries: The West -- Newsreel, 1967-1972: film and revolution / Bill Nichols -- Finally Got the News: the making of a radical documentary / Dan Georgakas -- French radical documentary after May 1968 / Guy Hennebelle -- Brecht in Britain: The Nightcleaners and the independent political film / Claire Johnston and Paul Willemen -- Theory and practice of the realist documentary form in Harlan County, U.S.A. / E. Ann Kaplan -- Feminist documentary: aesthetics and politics / Julia Lesage -- Talking about our lives and experiences: some thoughts about feminism, documentary, and "talking heads" / Barbara Halpern Martineau -- Shinsuke Ogawa's Peasants of the Second Fortress: guerrilla documentary in Japan / Joan Braderman -- Committed documentary in Quebec: a still-birth? / Real La Rochelle -- The challenge of radical film distribution: Conversations with Toronto's DEC Films Collective / Margaret Cooper -- Forms, politics, makers and contexts: basic issues for a theory of radical political documentary / Chuck Kleinhans --; Part 3: Contemporaries: The Third World -- Democratizing documentary: modes of address in the Latin American cinema, 1958-72 / Julianne Burton -- Santiago Alvarez: Cine-agitator for the Cuban Revolution and the Third World / John Hess -- Democracy as participation: the Battle of Chile / Victor Wallis and John D. Barlow -- Children of Vertov in the land of Brecht / Pierre Veronneau -- Notes and questions on political cinema: from Hours of the Furnaces to Ici et ailleurs / Steve Neale -- The guerrilla film, underground and in exile: a critique and a case study of Waves of Revolution / Anand Patwardhan -- The Sandinista documentary: a historical contextualization / John Ramirez
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