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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


Moving pictures, moving on

Nicholson Heather Norris

in Amateur film: Meaning and practice c. 1927–77

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719077739
eISBN:
9781781704547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077739.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 9 is both reflective and forward-looking. Discussion acknowledges the broad shifts within amateur activity, its variety and also the profound scope for further activity as amateur film gains ... 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


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