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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.


Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers: Practicing Independence

Shweta Kishore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474433068
eISBN:
9781474453578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433068.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Independent documentary is enjoying a resurgence in post-reform India. But in contemporary cinema and media cultures, where ‘independent’ operates as an industry genre or critical category, how do we ... More


Interactive Documentary, Narrative Scepticism and the Values of Documentary Film

Ted Nannicelli

in Truth in Visual Media: Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474474467
eISBN:
9781399509107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474474467.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter critically assesses some of the claims that have been made about interactive documentary’s putatively special capacity to yield a variety of values – epistemic, ethical, and political – ... More


Constructing an Intimate Sphere Through Her Own Female Body: Naomi Kawase’s Documentary Films

Wakae Nakane

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/9781474419444.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The majority of Naomi Kawase’s documentary films are based on her own life experiences, leading to conclusions that they are entirely self-reflexive. The author argues that ‘they instead show an ... More


ReFocus: The Films of Rakhshan Banietemad

Maryam Ghorbankarimi (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474477611
eISBN:
9781399501637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474477611.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Rakhshan Banietemad is one of Iran’s first female film directors. This book, the first English language study of her films and career, contains chapters by some of the most prominent scholars of ... More


Profession: Documentarist: Underground Documentary Making in Iran

Lidia Merás

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using Profession: Documentarist and its diary-style format as a case study, this essay revolves around the practices, aesthetics and narrative interests of contemporary female documentarists in Iran. ... More


Sherman’s March: Romantic Love in Documentary Films

David L. Paletz

in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195384512
eISBN:
9780199350452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Romantic love, the heart of many fiction films, is rare in documentary films. This essay begins by explaining its absence and shows that, when it appears, romantic love is usually depicted ... More


Regarding the Lives of Poets: On Biopics and Poetic Documentaries

Ben Bollig

in Moving Verses: Poetry on Screen in Argentine Cinema

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859784
eISBN:
9781800852723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859784.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Three, on the screening of poets’ lives in films by María Luisa Bemberg, Santiago Loza, and Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina, asks what happens to the literary work when the writer’s life ... More


Forensic Matter

Ángeles Donoso Macaya

in The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401117
eISBN:
9781683401346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401117.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The Lonquén case, as it is known, was the first case that definitively confirmed the denied existence of the detained-disappeared. Besides establishing that fifteen men who had been detained on ... More


Non-lieux de mémoire: Maps and Graffiti in the Scriptable City

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the intersection of spatial practices, the representation of urban space, and the way both of these interact with the visibility of October 17 and its inscriptions (or lack ... More


The Seine’s Exceptional Bodies

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 analyzes the anarchive’s representations of the Seine River. The notion of the iconic Parisian river as a mass burial site remains one of the most gruesome aspects of the massacre. While ... More


Rakhshan Banietemad’s Art of Social Realism: Bridging Realism and Fiction

Maryam Ghorbankarimi

in ReFocus: The Films of Rakhshan Banietemad

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474477611
eISBN:
9781399501637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474477611.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a survey of her documentary works in search of a unique social realist approach to filmmaking. The chapter argues that, although Banietemad’s auteurship might be evident in her ... More


Other Women: Thinking Class and Gender in Contemporary Brazilian Documentary Film

Carla Maia

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Focusing on the relational dimension of some selected works, this essay proposes to consider the subject matter as films with women rather than films of women. The main effort is to understand ... More


The Beginning: Towards a Mass Entertainment

Dong Hoon Kim

in Eclipsed Cinema: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474421805
eISBN:
9781474434782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421805.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines early film culture prior to the 1920s in order to offer a detailed historical background for the book’s exploration of the major advancement of Joseon cinema since the late ... More


“They Probably Got Us All on the News”: Unsettled Filming in Trouble the Water

Kate Parker Horigan

in Consuming Katrina: Public Disaster and Personal Narrative

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817884
eISBN:
9781496817921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817884.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Tia Lessin and Carl Deal’s 2008 documentary film Trouble the Water. The filmmakers use unique documentary techniques that incorporate narrators’ engagement with the processes of ... More


“How Lucky Were the Blond Kabyles”: Reading Race in the Anarchive

Lia Brozgal

in Absent the Archive: Cultural Traces of a Massacre in Paris, 17 October 1961

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622386
eISBN:
9781800341289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622386.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 tackles the issues of race and racism as they relate to the October 17 massacre itself, the way it was documented in police archives, and the anarchive. When read for its representations of ... More


An Overview of Banietemad’s Career and Films

Maryam Ghorbankarimi

in ReFocus: The Films of Rakhshan Banietemad

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474477611
eISBN:
9781399501637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474477611.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction offers an overview of Banietemad’s life and works. It also addresses each chapter individually to highlight the main argument and content of each chapter as well as demonstrating ... More


Slow Violence in Film

Christine L. Marran

in Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how documentarian Tsuchimoto Noriaki created a perceptual field for invisible toxins. I discuss the formal, theoretical, and social modes in Tsuchimoto’s nuclear and medical ... More


Flickers of the American Dream: Filming Possibility in Decline

Rebecca J. Kinney

in Beautiful Wasteland: The Rise of Detroit As America's Postindustrial Frontier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697564
eISBN:
9781452955162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697564.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The fourth chapter examines the story of opportunity in the face of hardship in two recent documentary films, Deforce and Detropia. The premise of the documentary film enables the narrative of ... More


Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Kathleen M. German

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considering their historically marginalized place in American democracy, one wonders why African Americans bothered to fight in any American conflict. This conundrum is especially perplexing in World ... More


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