ISBN-10:
1441124578
ISBN-13:
9781441124579
Pub. Date:
06/07/2012
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
A New History of Documentary Film: Second Edition / Edition 2

A New History of Documentary Film: Second Edition / Edition 2

by Betsy A. McLane

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ISBN-13: 9781441124579
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/07/2012
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 266,852
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Betsy A. McLane is the Director Emerita of the International Documentary Association. She holds degrees in cinema: a BFA from Ithaca College, MA and Ph.D. from The University of Southern California School of Media Arts. She has taught courses on film and documentary at Loyola Marymount University, The University of Vermont, Emerson College, The University of Southern California and California State University, San Bernadino, Palm Desert Campus. She is a Past President of the University Film and Video Association, and most recently served as the Project Director for The American Documentary Showcase, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter One: Some Ways To Think About Documentary Description Definition Intellectual Contexts Pre-Documentary Origins Books On Documentary Theory And General Histories of Documentary
Chapter Two: Beginnings: The Americans And Popular Anthropology, 1922-1929 The Work Of Robert and Frances Flaherty The Flaherty Way The Flaherty Legacy Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Three Beginnings: The Soviets And Political Indoctrination, 1922- 1929 Reportage/Newsreel Compilation Epic Fiction and Documentary The Fiction Films Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Four Beginnings: The European Avant-Garde Experimentation, 1922-1929 Aesthetic Predispositions Avant-Garde And Documentary Changes In The Avant-Garde Three City Symphonies Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Five Institutionalization: Great Britain, 1929-1939 Background And Underpinnings The System The Films Grierson And Flaherty Grierson's Contribution Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Six Institutionalization United States, 1930-1941 The March Of Time Government Documentaries Nongovernment Documentaries Conclusions Denouement An Aside To Conclude Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Seven WW II Part A: Great Britain Early Days Indoctrination Social Documentary Records Of Battle Part B: Canada Founding Of National Film Board Theatrical Series Nontheatrical Films Summary Part C: United States Training Indoctrination Why We Fight Records of Battle Social Documentary Comparisons: Great Britain, Canada, United States Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Eight Postwar Documentary, 1945-1961 Personnel And Leadership Sponsorship USIA Films Canada Subjects Internationalism Approaches And Techniques Observations Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Nine Documentary For Television, The "Golden Years," 1951-1971 Historical Background Documentary Series The Special Characteristics Of Early Television Documentary Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Ten British Free Cinema And New American Cinema, 1953-1960 Critical Background Free Cinema Films The United States Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Eleven Cinéma Vérité, Direct Cinema, 1958-1970 Historical Background New Technology And First CV/Direct Direct Cinema Vs. Cinéma Vérité Effects On Documentary Subjects And Styles Frederick Wiseman Conclusion Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Twelve Power Of The People, The 1970s Some Established Filmmakers New Directions In Vérité Political Emphases and Vietnam Newsreel Collectives Feminist Resurgence Challenge for Change Public Access Television Other Emerging Organization Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Thirteen Video Arrives, 1980 - 1990s Cable and Satellite Technology Personal Essay Film Compilation Strictly Political Social and Ethnic Minorities Representing Gay and Lesbian Culture Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Fourteen Reality Bytes Business and Technology: The Bad and The Good American Public Television Archival Documentary The Ken Burns Phenomenon Canada Soldiers On Development in the U.K. American Independents Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Fifteen Documentary Traditions in the Twenty First Century Werner Herzog Steve James and others Erroll Morris Women Documentarians Experimental Documentary Theaters and Festivals Films Of The Period Books On The Period
Chapter Sixteen Now and When Aesthetics And Content Finance Documentary Un-Reality Intimate Doings Of Reality Academic Approaches Emergent Technologies Social Media Commitment to History Conclusion Films Of The Period
Appendices TOP 25 Theatrical Grossing Documentaries TOP 10 Theatrical Grossing Sports Documentaries
Index

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