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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.


Early Television and Television Drama

John Caughie

in Television Drama: Realism, Modernism, and British Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742197
eISBN:
9780191694981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742197.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the transition of the British Broadcasting Company into the British Broadcasting Corporation—a move that shifted the network giant from being a private enterprise into a public ... 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


‘Suspense, fright, emotion, happy ending’: documentary form and audience response to Touching the Void

Thomas Austin

in Watching the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076893
eISBN:
9781781701775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076893.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses research among audiences for Touching the Void, the highest grossing British documentary in history, adapted from a best-selling climbing memoir. It examines the film's form, and ... 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


A Film-progressive Nation: The Social Denmark Series and the British Documentary Movement

C. Claire Thomson

in Short Films from a Small Nation: Danish Informational Cinema 1935-1965

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424134
eISBN:
9781474444712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424134.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the immediate post-WWII period, Danish documentary filmmaking was recognised overseas as productive and of high quality. This chapter tells the story of a collaboration between Ministeriernes ... More


After the War

Alain Kerzoncuf, Charles Barr, and Philip French

in Hitchcock Lost and Found: The Forgotten Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160825
eISBN:
9780813160870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160825.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After the war, Hitchcock continued to do extensive work in the margins of his high-profile feature films, notably through the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and his regular on-camera ... More


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