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
Documentary : the margins of reality / written by Paul Ward
London ; New York: Wallflower, c2005.
Call No: 761 WAR Author: Ward, Paul Source: US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Wallflower PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: 115 p. : ill. ; 20 cm Series: :Short cuts : introductions to film studies Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY DRAMAS; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; INTERVIEWS IN FILMS; TRUTH IN FILMS; VOICE OVER; BROOMFIELD, NICK; GRIERSON, JOHN; TOUCHING THE VOID (UK, Kevin MacDonald, 2003); CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS (US, Andrew Jalecki, 2003) Summary: "In discussing films such as Touching the Void (2003), Capturing the Friedmans (2003) and the work of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and re-enactment. Paul Ward also examines animated documentaries, the meeting point of comedy and documentary modes, the ability of documentary to accurately represent historical events, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliography: 108-112 ISBN: 9781904764595 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1. Defining documentary -- 2. Fiction and nonfiction : the great divide? -- 3. The changing face of the historical documentary -- 4. Documentary and comedy -- 5. Animation and documentary representation -- Conclusion : the future of documentary -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Film at the intersection of high and mass culture / Paul Coates
Cambridge [England] New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Call No: 408 COA Author: Coates, Paul, 1953 Place: Cambridge [England] New York Publisher: Cambridge University Press PubDate: 1994 PhysDes: xvii, 201 p. ; 24 cm Series: Cambridge studies in film Subject: POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; SCIENCE-FICTION FILMS; MELODRAMA; WESTERNS; FILM NOIR; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; STARS; GENRES; HORROR FILMS; VOICE OVER; MUSIC TELEVISION; SIRK, DOUGLAS; MARKER, CHRIS; TARKOVSKY, ANDREI; KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF; FRANJU, GEORGES; STALLONE, SYLVESTER; VALENTINO, RUDOLPH; LANG, FRITZ; LEE, SPIKE; MADONNA; MONROE, MARILYN; POTTER, DENNIS; BEDROOM WINDOW, THE (US, Curtis Hanson, 1986); FLY, THE (US, David Cronenberg, 1986); JETEE, LA (FR, Chris Marker, 1963); MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, THE (US, John Ford, 1962); AUFZEICHNUNGEN ZU KLEIDERN UND STADTEN (GW, Wim Wenders, 1989); OUT OF THE PAST (US, Jacques Tourneur, 1947); ROCKY IV (US, Sylvester Stallone, 1985); OFFRET [SACRIFICE, THE] (SW/FR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986); SEARCHERS, THE (US, John Ford, 1956); SINGING DETECTIVE, THE [TV] (UK, Jon Amiel, 1986); SOLARIS (UR, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972); WESELE (PL, Andrzej Wajda, 1972); DAY OF THE LOCUST, THE (US, John Schlesinger, 1975); REAR WINDOW (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-194) and index ISBN: 0521444721 (hardback) LON: 10419843 More info
Introduction to documentary / Bill Nichols
Bloomington IN: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Call No: 761 NIC Author: Nichols, Bill Source: US Place: Bloomington IN Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 223 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; EDITING; ETHICS AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; REALISM IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; VIDEO, FILMS ON; VOICE OVER; LAND WITHOUT BREAD (SP, Luis Bunuel, 1933); NANOOK OF THE NORTH (US, Robert Flaherty, 1922); NIGHT AND FOG (FR, Alain Resnais, 1995); NUIT ET BROUILLARD (FR, Alain Resnais, 1955); THIN BLUE LINE, THE (US, Errol Morris, 1988) Summary: Introduction to Documentary provides an overview of the most important topics and issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visiual evidence and persuasive strategies, this book spells out the distinguishing qualities of documentary. This book offers suggestive answers to basic issues that have stood at the centre of all debate on documentary from its very beginnings to today. It covers questions of ethics, form, modes, voice, history, and politics among others. A final chapter addresses the question of how to write about documentary in a clear, convincing manner. Notes: Includes Notes on source material pp.179-190; Filmography pp.191-201; List of Distributors pp.201-218; Index pp.219-223 ISBN: 0253214696 Contents: 1. Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking -- 2. How do documentaries differ from other types of film -- 3. What gives documentary films a voice of their own? -- 4. What are documantaries about? -- 5. How did documentary filmmaking get started? -- 6. What types of documentary are there? -- 7. How have documentaries addressed social and political issues? -- 8. How can we write effectively about documentary? URL status: URL: 'http://-'
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Visions of independents : an AFI national film event
Sydney: Australian Film Institute, 1984.
Call No: 721.210.4 VIS CorpAuthor: Australian Film Institute Edition: 1984 Place: Sydney Publisher: Australian Film Institute PubDate: 1984 PhysDes: 28 p. : illus. ; 21 cm Subject: INDEPENDENT FILMS; CONFERENCES. AUSTRALIA; OUT (US, Eli Hollander, 1982); PROSTITUTE (UK, Tony Garnett, 1980); STATIONS (AT, Jackie McKimmie, 1983); THIS WOMAN IS NOT A CAR (AT, Margaret Dodd, 1982); CHAN IS MISSING (US, Wayne Wang, 1982); NIGHT OF SHADOWS (AT, Brian Thompson, 1983); ON GUARD (AT, Susan Lambert, 1984); GREETINGS FROM WOLLONGONG (AT, Mary Callaghan, 1982); GIRL'S OWN STORY, A (AT, Jane Campion, 1983); GHOST DANCE (UK/GW, Ken Mullen, 1983); IMPOSTORS (GW/US, Mark Rappaport, 1979); LAST NIGHT AT THE ALAMO (US, Eagle Pennell, 1983); BUCKEYE AND PINTO (AT, Phil Pinder, 1979); DOZENS, THE (US, Christine Dall and Randall Conrad, 1980); EVERY DAY, EVERY NIGHT (AT, Kathy Mueller, 1984); FORDS ON WATER (UK, Barry Bliss, 1983); KILLER OF SHEEP (US, Charles Burnett, 1978); SLOW MOVES (US, Jon Jost, 1984); ASHES AND EMBERS (US, Haile Gerima, 1982); JOE'S BED-STUY AND BARBERSHOP: WE CUT HEADS (US, Spike Lee, 1983); QUEENSLAND (AT, John Ruane, 1975); BROTHERS AND SISTERS (UK, Richard Woolley, 1980); KING BLANK (US, Michael Oblowitz, 1982); CAFE OF LOVE (AT, Jinks Dulhunty, 1982); EMERALD CITIES (US, Richard R. Schmidt, 1983); VOICE OVER (UK, Chris Monger, 1981); SHADOWPLAY (UK, Oliver Stapleton, 1980); EXITS (AT, Paul Davies & Pat Laughren & Carolyn Howard, 1980); FILLETING MACHINE, THE (UK, Murray Martin, 1981); OUTSIDE IN (UK/GW/NE, Stephen Dwoskin, 1981); PLAINS OF HEAVEN, THE (AT, Ian Pringle, 1982); SMITHEREENS (US, Susan Seidelman, 1982); GOING DOWN (AT, Haydn Keenan, 1982); RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN (US, John Sayles, 1980); AGAINST THE GRAIN (AT, Tim Burns, 1980); SERIOUS UNDERTAKINGS (AT, Helen Grace, 1983); WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD (AT, Ned Lander, 1981); PURE S (AT, Bert Deling, 1976); GAL YOUNG UN (US, Victor Nunez, 1979); BURNING AN ILLUSION (UK, Menelik Shabazz, 1981); HEARTLAND (US, Richard Pearce, 1979); LOOKS AND SMILES (UK, Kenneth Loach, 1981) Notes: Programme for a season of international independent films supporting the 'visions of independence' conference held in Sydney, 29 August - 1 September 1984. More info
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Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and videos / Alan Rosenthal
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.
Call No: 761 ROS Author: Rosenthal, Alan, 1936 Edition: Rev. ed Source: US Place: Carbondale Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press PubDate: 1996 PhysDes: xii, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: COMMENTARY; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARY FILMS; EDITING; FILMMAKING; PRE-PRODUCTION; PRODUCING; PRODUCTION; POST-PRODUCTION; SCRIPTWRITING; SOUND; VOICE OVER Summary: An internationally renowned documentary filmmaker with more than sixty films to his credit, including the Peabody Award-winning Out of the Ashes, Rosenthal has written the first book to address the realities involved in the making of a documentary. Rather than dealing with theory or hardware. Rosenthal tackles the day-to-day problems from initial concept through distribution. Simply and clearly, Rosenthal explains how to write, direct, and produce the new documentary, whether film or video. He emphasizes the research and writing of the documentary, from approach and structure through interviewing, narration writing, and the complexities of editing. This emphasis makes his book unique Notes: Rev. ed. of: Writing, directing, and producing documentary films. c1990; Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-292) and index ISBN: 0809320134 (alk. paper); 0809320142 (pbk. : alk. paper) LON: 95017159; 11606022 More info