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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


The Politics of Japanese Documentary Film

Hikari Hori

in Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Three shows how documentary film was a rich and chaotic site for nationalist, imperialist, and anti-imperialist experimentation. Introducing the female documentarian Atsugi Taka (1907-98) as ... 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


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


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


Introduction

Ian Aitken and Camille Deprez

in The Colonial Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407205
eISBN:
9781474430487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407205.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction sets out an overview of the book and summaries of the individual chapters in the book. In addition, the Introduction also provides a justification for the geographical scope and time ... More


The Voices of Maghrebi Women in Documentary Films: Framing Construction and Transparency

Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp

in Muslim Women in French Cinema: Voices of Maghrebi Migrants in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381984
eISBN:
9781786945211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381984.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter examines a wide variety of documentaries featuring Muslim women from the Maghreb in France. It critically analyzes the different mediations and techniques, such as the use of ... More


Documentary Filmmakers on the Circuit: A Festival Career from <i>Czech Dream</i> to <i>Czech Peace</i>

Aida Vallejo

in Post-1990 Documentary: Reconfiguring Independence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748694136
eISBN:
9781474412193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694136.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on the role of film festivals as nodal points for the development of the documentary, in order to identify which powers influence and challenge its independent character. Taking ... More


American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Jeffrey Geiger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American Documentary Film focuses on the extensive range and history of nonfiction filmmaking in the USA, investigating how documentary films have reflected varied and often competing visions of US ... 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


Introduction

Camille Deprez and Judith Pernin

in Post-1990 Documentary: Reconfiguring Independence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748694136
eISBN:
9781474412193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694136.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to draw attention to the similarities between heterogeneous documentary practices and forms by offering in-depth analyses of significant ... More


Photographic Traces and Documentary Films: Comments for Gregory Currie

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Gregory Currie's characteristically stimulating and carefully crafted article “Visible Traces: Documentary Film and the Contents of Photographs,” which introduces a ... More


British Cinema and ‘The People's War’

James Chapman

in ‘Millions Like Us’?: British Culture in the Second World War

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237631
eISBN:
9781846312489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312489.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of cinema and the nature of the British cinema during World War 2. It discusses the role of cinema as a medium of entertainment and a vehicle of propaganda and ... 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


The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film

Thomas Waugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645862
eISBN:
9781452945859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645862.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book collects Thomas Waugh’s work on the politics, history, and aesthetics of documentary film, written between 1974 and 2008. The title, inspired by Walter Benjamin’s and Joris Ivens’s ... More


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