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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Record Keeping: Family Memories on Film – Rea Tajiri’s History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige and Wisdom Gone Wild

Kerreen Ely-Harper

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/9781474419475.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this essay, the author proposes to demonstrate how Rea Tajiri in History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashig (USA, 1991) moves through three stages in her filmmaking process; (1) embodiment (2) ... More


The Canary in the Gemeinschaft?: Disability, Film, and the Jewish Question

Faye Ginsburg

in Deus in Machina: Religion, Technology, and the Things in Between

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249800
eISBN:
9780823252480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249800.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores questions about Judaism, disability, and technology from the vantage point of a group of documentary film-makers and other activists concerned with the place of the physically ... More


Awakening the Eye

George Kouvaros

in Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695560
eISBN:
9781452953540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction outlines Robert Frank’s life and development as a filmmaker and photographer. His works always depicted a narrative in one way or another. He also used striking images and a ... More


Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Peter Sutoris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book examines the Indian state's postcolonial development ideology between Independence in 1947 and the Emergency of 1975-77. It pioneers a novel methodology for the study of development thought ... 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


Women Write Iran: Nostalgia and Human Rights from the Diaspora

Nima Naghibi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816683826
eISBN:
9781452954400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683826.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This monograph examines the popular trend among diasporic Iranian women to produce auto/biographical narratives through a variety of genres: published memoirs, documentary films, comics, and social ... More


Houses of leaves, cinema and the new affordances of old media

Paul McCormick

in Mark Z. Danielewski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Paul McCormick takes a narratological approach in examining the cinematic qualities of House of Leaves as part of the book’s ‘media interface.’ Borrowing the term ‘affordance’ from ecological ... More


Ecology without Culture

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/9781517901585.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces my concept of the “biotrope” to navigate the broader question of why and how the material world has proven to be such an effective medium for representing culture. It then ... More


Obligate Storytelling

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/9781517901585.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter identifies a mode of storytelling that foregrounds material relations among beings as fundamental to narrative and calls this form of expression “obligate storytelling.” Obligate ... More


Res Nullius: The Domestic Turn in Environmental Literature

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/9781517901585.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces the concept of a “domestic turn” in ecocritical poetry and fiction that consciously demands that biotropes refuse the rural and urban dialectic. Representation under what I ... More


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