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From Contextualisation to Categorisation of Animated Documentaries

Pascal Lefèvre

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a wide-ranging account of animated documentary cinema’s evolution, one which relates that ongoing history to analogous developments in related fields including live-action ... More


Animated Documentary and Mental Health

Stella Bolaki

in Illness as Many Narratives: "Arts, Medicine and Culture"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402422
eISBN:
9781474418591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402422.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The key focus of this chapter is Animated Minds (2003), a series of short documentaries created in the UK to raise public awareness of different forms of mental distress including schizophrenia, ... More


Editors’ Introduction

Nea Ehrlich and Jonathan Murray

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Introducing the collection, this chapter sets the stage for researching animated documentary. The introduction explores how animated imagery, which often assumes obviously artificial, non-indexical ... More


Never Mind the Bollackers: Here’s the Repositories, Sites and Archives in Nonfiction Animation

Paul Wells

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Paul Wells offers a critical-autobiographical account, augmented by a consistently surprising and thought-provoking range of cross-disciplinary case study examples, of his active and path-breaking ... More


Indeterminate and Intermediate or Animated Nonfiction: Why Now?

Nea Ehrlich

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Nea Ehrlich proposes that the contemporary fascination with animated documentary stems from animated non-fiction’s challenging of traditionally perceived differences between animation ... More


Memory Drawn into the Present: Waltz with Bashir and Animated Documentary

Jonathan Murray

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The international success of Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir (2008) saw this work routinely defined and discussed as the first feature-length example of animated documentary cinema. This chapter ... More


How to Define Waltz with Bashir: Animated Documentary or Animated Fiction, or Both?

Giulia Miller

in Studying Waltz with Bashir

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325154
eISBN:
9781800342217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325154.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the form of Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir and confirms whether it is an animated work of fiction or an animated documentary, or even both. It discusses how Waltz with Bashir ... More


Animated Documentary, Recollection, ‘Re-enactment’ and Temporality

Paul Ward

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Paul Ward focuses particularly on the concept of re-enactment, arguing that it raises varied questions about the nature of performance, agency, point of view and temporality within ... More


Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Jonathan Murray and Nea Ehrlich (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Documentary cinema has always drawn from real life. However, an increasing number of contemporary filmmakers go further still, drawing onscreen images of reality through a range of animated ... More


The Documentary Attraction: Animation, Simulation and the Rhetoric of Expertise

Leon Gurevitch

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter Leon Gurevitch discusses computer-generated documentary simulations that function both as spectacular attractions and visual signifiers of expertise and authority. Gurevitch explores ... More


The Reasons for Animating Reality: Animated Documentary and Re-enactment in the Work of Jonas Odell

Lawrence Thomas Martinelli

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses three animated documentaries by filmmaker Jonas Odell: Never Like the First Time! (2006), Lies (2008), and Tussilago (2010). Comparative analysis establishes many of the ... More


‘Does this look right?’ Working Inside the Collaborative Frame

Samantha Moore

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is written from, and critically examines, the creative and ethical perspectives of animated documentary practitioners. The author, Samantha Moore, focuses particularly on collaboratively ... More


Creative Challenges in the Production of Documentary Animation

Sheila M. Sofian

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Sheila M. Sofian examines animated documentary from a filmmaker’s perspective. This chapter explores the appropriateness of animation’s use within nonfiction film. This chapter also ... More


Making The Trouble with Love and Sex

Jonathan Hodgson

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is an autobiographical and critically reflective account of both the making and reception of the first full-length animated documentary made for British television, The Trouble with Love ... More


Before Sound, there was Soul: The Role of Animation in Silent Nonfiction Cinema

Mihaela Mihailova

in Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780748694112
eISBN:
9781474460071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694112.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mihaela Mihailova examines the role and functions of the drawn image within early-twentieth-century scientific and educational media texts (in this case, a range of 1920s educational animated short ... More


Waltz with Bashir’s Animated Traces: Troubled Indexicality in Contemporary Documentary Rhetorics

Yotam Shibolet

in Metacinema: The Form and Content of Filmic Reference and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190095345
eISBN:
9780190095383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095345.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Contemporary documentary practices are strongly challenged by growing suspicions of the cinematic claim to truth by indexical capture—the notion that footage objectively captures traces of the past ... More


Transforming the Schizophrenic through Cinematic Therapy

Eileen Anastasia Reynolds

in Animating the Spirited: Journeys and Transformations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826268
eISBN:
9781496826299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826268.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The author shares her directorial experience in the making of her short film where she invited her aunt to participate in the production process. As her aunt had been diagnosed with schizophrenia in ... More


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