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At Home, at Play, on Vacation with Eva Braun: From the Berghof to YouTube and the Imperative to Remember

Frances Guerin

in Through Amateur Eyes: Film and Photography in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670062
eISBN:
9781452947006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670062.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the home movies and family albums of Eva Braun. As Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Braun had unprecedented access to Hitler and his immediate circle, thus giving her images the ... More


Péter Forgács: An Interview

Scott Macdonald

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an in-depth interview with Péter Forgács about filmmaking. Through his series of videos, Forgács dedicates himself to the retrieval of home movies and amateur films made in ... More


Home Movies (1980)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter marks a return to De Palma's roots in comedy with Home Movies (1980), which was similar to The Wedding Party (1964–65), Greetings (1968), and Hi, Mom! (1970), all made in the 1960s. ... More


Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Ryan Shand and Ian Craven (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748656349
eISBN:
9780748684274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656349.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Storytelling in film has never been an activity confined to the domain of the professional movie maker. Ever since the introduction of small-gauge equipment in the 1920s, numerous amateur ‘lone ... More


Toward a New Historiography: The Aesthetics of Temporality

Ernst van Alphen

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Péter Forgács’s slow-motion technique and manipulation of the film time. It discusses that the effect of repersonalization brought about by Forgács’s films is not only the ... More


3-D at Home

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Amateur stereo photography and 3D moviemaking are traced and their influence, along with that of 3D photo clubs, on the beginnings of the 3D movie boom in Hollywood. The practice of amateur 3D ... More


Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Bill Nichols and Michael Renov (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Péter Forgács, based in Budapest, is best known for his award-winning films built on home movies from the 1930s to the 1960s that document ordinary lives soon to intersect with offscreen historical ... More


How to Make History Perceptible: The Bartos Family and the Private Hungary Series

Roger Odin

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the film The Bartos Family in which Péter Forgács establishes the principles behind his use of the home movie as document. The use of home movies as documents is the factor that ... More


Diary of the Dead

Tony Williams

in The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231173551
eISBN:
9780231850759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173551.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Diary of the Dead (2007). Written and directed by Romero and co-produced by his partner, Peter Grunwald, Diary of the Dead explores the very nature of contemporary spectatorship ... More


Ordinary Film: The Maelstrom

Michael S. Roth

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of Péter Forgács’s film The Maelstrom. It argues that Forgács’s challenge as a filmmaker, as an archivist, and as a film explorer is to preserve the ordinariness of ... More


Waiting, Hoping, among the Ruins of All the Rest

Kaja Silverman

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Péter Forgács’s video films. Forgács’s video films concentrate on periods of extraordinary upheaval and cultural loss—World War II and the establishment of east-bloc ... More


Sam Fuller’s First War Movie

Marsha Gordon

in Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller's War Movies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190269746
eISBN:
9780190657291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269746.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The focus of this chapter is on Sam Fuller’s May 1945 post-liberation 16mm film depicting the dressing and burial of corpses at the Falkenau camp, which housed prisoners of war in deplorable ... More


Screen Maps for Model Citizen-Spectators

Susan Courtney

in Split Screen Nation: Moving Images of the American West and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190459963
eISBN:
9780190459994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459963.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 traces the split screen forms at issue in the book back to a widespread impulse in the mid-twentieth century to map the United States via moving images. This impulse emerged, the chapter ... More


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