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From The Spanish Earth (1937) to Danton’s Death (1939)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter covers Blitzstein’s work on the film score to Joris Ivens’ The Spanish Earth (about the Spanish Civil War) with Virgil Thomson; his involvement with The Arrow Press; his radio opera, ... More


Joris Ivens and the Legacy of Committed Documentary (1999)

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/9780816645862.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines the legacy of filmmaker Joris Ivens on the genre of committed documentary. It analyzes six films made and influenced by Ivens: Misére au Borinage, Indonesia Calling, Le Jolimois ... More


Acting to Play Oneself: Performance in Documentary (1990)

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/9780816645862.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the presence of performance within the documentary film tradition. According to filmmaker Joris Ivens, there were two basic ingredients that made up classical documentary—the ... More


Bread, Water, Blood, Rifles, Planes: Documentary Imagery of theSpanish Civil War from the NorthAmerican Popular Front (1990)

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/9780816645862.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on two documentary films released during the Spanish Civil War, The Spanish Earth by Joris Ivens and Heart of Spain by Herbert Kline. These two films were fashioned both as an ... More


Activism and Advocacy: The Depression Era

Jeffrey Geiger

in American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621477
eISBN:
9780748670796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621477.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4 ranges between the late 1920s and the Second World War, charting the ‘invention’ of documentary film and outlining the social functions for which it commonly came to be known. The idea of ... More


Camera Consciousness

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the 1930s experiments with camera consciousness. Christopher Isherwood has Edward Upward's tutor's capacity to magnify and distort objects. The hyperreality of 1930s Germany is ... More


The war that won't die: The Spanish Civil War in cinema

David Archibald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078088
eISBN:
9781781704592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078088.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book charts the changing nature of cinematic depictions of the Spanish Civil War. In 1936, a significant number of artists, filmmakers and writers – from George Orwell and Pablo Picasso to Joris ... More


Inspiration

Alan Rosenthal

in The documentary diaries: Working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993023
eISBN:
9781526109804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993023.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the life and work of a few filmmakers who have inspired the author, and set him an example as to how be a creative and moral filmmaker.George Stoney, the first to be described, ... More


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