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‘Uncontrolled’ Situations: Direct Cinema

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 6 investigates a key ‘revolution’ in US documentary production, direct cinema. Direct cinema was not only a case of remediation, but brought with it a whole system of beliefs (variously ... More


Performing the Real

Keith Beattie

in D.A. Pennebaker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036590
eISBN:
9780252093647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036590.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the film career of D. A. Pennebaker. Pennebaker's key word is “interesting.” In numerous interviews, he has referred to events, subjects, and topics that have a certain ... More


An Ostrich, a Backhoe and a few Ski-Doos: Tracking the Road Movie in Quebec and Beyond

Thibaut Schilt

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the presence of the road movie in Quebec cinema. The province’s grands espaces, its famous snowy winters, and the ubiquitous presence of the Saint Lawrence River in the life ... More


“Words of Command”: Cultural and Political Inflections of Direct Cinema in Indian Independent Documentary (1990)

Thomas Waugh

in The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the production of “Third World Cinemas” in India. It discusses the considerable attention to nonfiction images given by Euro-American image makers in representing Third World ... More


Documenting Hong Kong:: Interview with Tammy Cheung

Esther M. K. Cheung, Nicole Kempton, and Amy Lee

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In recounting the last fifteen years of the independent film movement in Hong Kong, it is impossible not to mention Tammy Cheung's name. Even though she does not make narrative films, she has ... More


“Without Music, I Would Be Lost”: Scorsese, Goodfellas, and a New Soundtrack Practice

Julie Hubbert

in Popular Music and the New Auteur: Visionary Filmmakers after MTV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199827336
eISBN:
9780199369560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827336.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The centrality of music in the methodology of Martin Scorsese is most famously apparent in his extensive oeuvre of music-related documentaries. However, his characteristic synthesis of carefully ... More


Marking the Body: The Axiographics of the Visible Hidden Camera

Abé Mark Nornes

in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846817
eISBN:
9780824868116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846817.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter contemplates the ethical dimensions of the specific brand of observational cinema found in China. Because there is no popular understanding of independent documentary—and also because ... More


D.A. Pennebaker

Keith Beattie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036590
eISBN:
9780252093647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036590.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career and prolific works of D. A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a ... More


Toward Documentary: Bringing it All Back Home

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

After the first wave of rock ’n’ roll, for a few years popular music was dominated by folk. Prizing its resistance to corporate capital and US imperialism, the music was broadly cognate with ... More


He’s Not There: Me and My Brother, One Hour

George Kouvaros

in Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695560
eISBN:
9781452953540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 locates Frank’s first feature-length film Me and My Brother in two interconnected contexts: one, that of the new forms of non-fiction filmmaking that emerged in the wake of Direct Cinema ... More


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