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The Last Snapshot of the British Intelligentsia: Documentary, Mass-Observation, and the Fate of the Liberal Avant-Garde

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that documentary aesthetics turn to everyday life in order to create works that promoted the norms and values of the British liberal state during its period of greatest distress.


 Teaching Biblical Tourism: How Sword‐and‐Sandal Films Clouded My Vision

Alice Bach

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

With a wealth of material already published on the general project of matching films with biblical texts (especially within the “sword‐and‐sandal” genre), this chapter proposes a new method that uses ... More


 Film and the Introduction to Islam Course

Amir Hussain

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter will be useful to those who want to incorporate film into their introductory course on Islam. It discusses the representations of Islam and of Muslim lives in contemporary Western films ... More


 Introducing Theories of Religion through Film: A Sample Syllabus

Gregory J. Watkins

in Teaching Religion and Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335989
eISBN:
9780199868940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335989.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reports on a course that successfully uses film to introduce students to the basic theoretical approaches to the study of religion. In conjunction with primary text selections from some ... More


The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1935, the English writer Stephen Spender wrote that the historical pressures of his era should “turn the reader’s and writer’s attention outwards from himself to the world.” Combining historical, ... More


New Wave Cinéaste to Digital Gleaner: Change and Continuity in the Work of Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

in Agnès Varda

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039720
eISBN:
9780252097829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights Agnès Varda's place in New Wave cinema history. It illustrates how Varda's ever-shifting profile has evolved from avant-garde precursor to the “grandmother” of the New Wave. ... More


The Experience of Audiovisual Realism

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes what viewers experience as real and argues that the feeling of realism is only loosely linked to what is actually real. It describes the explicit or tacit feelings that label ... More


Beyond Vérité: Emile de Antonio (1977; 2008)

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/9780816645862.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the nature of American documentary films of the 1970s and emphasizes their departure from the cinéma vérité traditional impulse that dominated the 1960s. It discusses three ... More


The Reel, Real, and Hyper-Real Revolution: Self-Representation and Political Performance in Everyday Life

Lillian Guerra

in Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835630
eISBN:
9781469601519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837368_guerra.15
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the role of documentary films in the articulation of official and unofficial discourses about the Revolution. It examines the Zafra de los Diez Millones, a disastrous attempt to ... More


Humphrey Jennings

Keith Beattie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078552
eISBN:
9781781701836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078552.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Humphrey Jennings has been described as the only real poet of British cinema. His documentary films employ a range of representational approaches – including collagist narrative structures and ... More


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