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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


DV: Individual Filmmaking

Wu Wenguang and Cathryn Clayton

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When the mini DV camera was introduced in about 1997, both the New Documentary Movement and its low-cost style received a further boost. The ... 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


‘Being a Woman Documentary Maker in Taiwan’ – An Interview with Singing Chen and Wuna Wu

Chris Berry

in Female Authorship and the Documentary Image: Theory, Practice and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419444
eISBN:
9781474444682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419444.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Women documentarists have a strong position in the Taiwanese film industry. They receive commissions from people from all social strata, including local politicians and candidates to the presidential ... More


Why Documentary Filmmakers Keep Trying to Change the World, or Why People Changing the World Keep Making Documentaries (1984)

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/9780816645862.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces the works of Soviet film director Dziga Vertov, a pioneer in early cinema whose works influenced the cinéma vérité style of documentary filmmaking. Ever since Vertov first ... More


Reenactments

Eric Ames

in Ferocious Reality: Documentary according to Werner Herzog

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677634
eISBN:
9781452948140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677634.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates Herzog’s use of reenactment as a documentary technique. It argues that Herzog co-opts reenactment in the context of his own work, where it serves as both a cinematic ... More


Interview with D.A. Pennebaker

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/9780252036590.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with D. A. Pennebaker conducted by Jonathan Marlow in March 2006 during a tribute to Pennebaker at the Documentary Film Institute. Topics covered include his film ... More


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