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Introduction

Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstić

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this introductory chapter readers are made familiar with the expanding research field of essayistic filmmaking in world cinema-contexts around the globe. Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstíc argue that ... More


World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstic (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

World Cinema and the Essay Film examines the ways in which essay film practices are deployed by transnational filmmakers in specific local and national contexts, in an interconnected world. The book ... More


Essay Films about Film: The ‘Filmed Correspondence’ Between José Luis Guerin and Jonas Mekas

Fernando Canet

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most enlightening examples of essay films exploring filmmaking is the unique dialogue between José Luis Guerín and Jonas Mekas. Taking part in the larger Todas las cartas. Correspondencias ... More


Accented Essay Films: The Politics and Poetics of the Essay Film in the Age of Migration

Igor Krstić

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Igor Krstić brings together the notion of ‘accented cinema theory’ (Hamid Naficy) with the category of the essay, in order to conceptualise a burgeoning body of film, video, and other moving image ... More


Introduction—Openings: Thinking Cinema

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Setting off from the question of the timeliness of the essay film and its dependence on ever-improving technology and against the backdrop of Theodor W. Adorno’s discussion of the essay form’s ... More


Selma Baccar: Non-fiction in Tunisia, the Land of Fictions

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses a controversial icon of women in Tunisia, Selma Baccar, Tunisia’s first lady of filmmaking, an instigator and a fiercely independent woman still celebrated for her films and ... More


The Essay Film and its Global Contexts: Conversations on Forms and Practices

Laura Rascaroli, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Bo Wang, and Susana Barriga

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Based on interviews she conducted with Cuban filmmaker and theorist Susana Barriga, Hanoi-based filmmaker and moving image artist Nguyen Trinh Thi and New York-based artist and filmmaker Bo Wang, ... More


Introduction to the Work of Evans Chan

Tony Williams

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This opening chapter defines the artistic persona of Evans Chan with reference to his personal history – born in China, brought up in Macau and Hong Kong, took a degree in the US, and now lives in ... More


Civilization: Organizing Knowledge Through Communication

Jan-Christopher Horak

in Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147185
eISBN:
9780813154787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147185.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Saul Bass’s work presupposes that civilization is based on the development and implementation of language as a mode of communication, whether spoken or pictographic, and that much of this ... More


Dalí’s Montaigne: Essay Hybrids and Surrealist Practice

Christy Wampole

in On Essays: Montaigne to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198707868
eISBN:
9780191779008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198707868.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter analyses the hybridization of the essay with visual genres such as illustration, photography, film, and video, an emergent tendency throughout the twentieth century that underscores the ... More


Lovers in Time: An Essay Film of Contested Memories

Thomas Elsaesser and Agnieszka Piotrowska

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is in two parts – part one is by Thomas Elsaesser commenting on the unstable form of the essay film and making the case for practice based research to count as an essayistic form, ... More


Issues of Decolonization: Two Essay Documentaries by Evans Chan

Tony Williams

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines two essay documentaries dealing with issues of decolonization affecting Hong Kong and Macao. They are considered as examples of the director’s type of interrogative cinema. ... More


Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Tony Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This edited volume offers the first comprehensive survey of the cinema of Evans Chan, a New York–based playwright, author, and filmmaker whose acclaimed films include To Liv(e), The Map of Sex and ... More


How the Essay Film Thinks

Laura Rascaroli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Less than a decade ago the expression "essay film" was still encountered only sporadically; today, the term has been widely integrated into film criticism, and is increasingly adopted by filmmakers ... More


Self-Portrait as Essay Film

Iván Villarmea Álvarez

in Documenting Cityscapes: Urban Change in Contemporary Non-Fiction Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174534
eISBN:
9780231850780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174534.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the development of self-portraits as essay films—a tradition that includes a wide variety of practices: such as diaries and travelogues, among others. All these essayistic ... More


An Educational Avant-Garde: Sound and Music in Julien Bryan’s OIAA Films on Latin America, 1942–1949

James Tobias

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at the role of music and voice-over in constructing and deconstructing highly political messages in the experimental documentary format. It argues that Julien Bryan’s films on ... More


Memories, Notebooks, Roads: The Essayistic Journey in Time and Space

Adam Ludford Freeman

in Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474421836
eISBN:
9781474460118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421836.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter seeks to explore how geographic journeys in essay films become both a movement through space, a physical journey, but also a journey into the past, resulting in a filmic map of place, ... 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


‘Reflecting Through Images’: The Documentaries of Mercedes Álvarez

Linda Ehrlich

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/9781474419475.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The author studies Mercedes Álvarez’ hybrid form of the essay film format, and her outright attempt to preserve the collective memory of certain places, through her films. According to the author, ... More


Jocelyne Saab: Artistic-Journalistic Documentaries in Lebanese Times of War

Stefanie Van de Peer

in Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second case study looks at Jocelyne Saab’s early work. She is well-known for fiction films Dunia, Kiss Me Not on the Eyes (2005) and What is Going On (2010). However, it is less well-known that ... More


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