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The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Paul Henley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Though relatively unsung in the English-speaking world, Jean Rouch (1917–2004) was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema, who, over the course of a fifty-year career, completed over one hundred ... More


Shared Anthropology

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines Jean Rouch's conception of “shared anthropology.” For Rouch, there were a number of different stations on the “path of shared anthropology.” During the first stage, the feedback ... More


The Legacy of Jean Rouch

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter, which attempts to summarize the principles of Jean Rouch's praxis and to assess the value of the legacy that he has left for future generations of ethnographic filmmakers, begins by ... More


New Wave Experiments

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes three films that Jean Rouch made in the 1960s: La Punition, first screened publicly in 1963; Gare du Nord, released in 1965; and Les Veuves de quinze ans, released in 1966. ... More


A Struggle Waged Against Corruption

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The Dogon of the Bandiagara Escarpment in eastern Mali held a particularly privileged place in Jean Rouch's personal imaginary. Rouch devoted a vast amount of time and energy to the filming of their ... More


Inspired Performance

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses some of the key principles of Jean Rouch's shooting praxis. Rouch believed that an essential requirement for any successful filmmaking adventure was the presence of some ... More


Chronicle of a Violent Game

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

The film Chronicle of a Summer (Chronique d'un été) follows a group of young people living in Paris in the summer of 1960, exploring their views about work, love, and happiness but also about the ... More


The Harsh Dialogue

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Jean Rouch's views about editing. Rouch had relatively little to say about the process of editing, and, from what little he did say, seems to have had distinctly contradictory ... More


Between Paris and the Land of Nowhere

in The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327143
eISBN:
9780226327167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

In contrast to other leading figures of ethnographic cinema, such as Robert Gardner or David and Judith MacDougall, who have made films in several different continents, Jean Rouch returned ... More


Ways of Seeing and the Surreal of Reality

Elizabeth Cowie

in Recording Reality, Desiring the Real

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645480
eISBN:
9781452945866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645480.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter discusses how documentary film may engage spectators in the surreal of reality. A certain loss always occurs in every representation of documentary. The chapter explores the behavior of ... More


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