Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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The first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film, Mining the Home Movie makes visible, through image and analysis, the hidden yet ubiquitous world of home moviemaking. These essays boldly combine primary research, archival collections, critical analyses, filmmakers' own stories, and new theoretical approaches regarding the meaning and value of amateur and archival films. Editors Karen L. Ishizuka and Patricia R. Zimmermann have fashioned a groundbreaking volume that identifies home movies as vital methods of visually preserving history. The essays cover an enormous range of subject matter, defining an important genre of film studies and establishing the home movie as an invaluable tool for extracting historical and social insights.
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About the Author
Karen L. Ishizuka is an independent writer, curator, and documentary producer and is the author of Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American
Incarceration (2006). Patricia R. Zimmerman is Professor of Cinema and Photography at Ithaca College. She is the author of Reel Families: A Social History of Amateur Film (1995) and States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies (2000).
Table of Contents
List of IllustrationsForewordAcknowledgments
Introduction. The Home Movie Movement: Excavations, Artifacts, MiningsPatricia R. Zimmermann1. Remaking Home MoviesRichard Fung2. The Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian
InstitutionJohn Homiak and Pamela Wintle3. Wittgenstein Tractatus: Personal Reflections on Home MoviesPéter Forgács4. La Filmoteca de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoIván Trujillo5. Ordinary Film: Péter Forgács’s The MaelstromMichael S. Roth6. The Imperial War Museum Film and Video ArchiveKay Gladstone7. 90 Miles: The Politics and Aesthetics of Personal DocumentaryAmy Villarejo8. The Florida Moving Image ArchiveSteven Davidson9. Something Strong Within: A Visual EssayKaren L. Ishizuka and Robert A. Nakamura10. Something Strong Within as Historical MemoryRobert Rosen11. The Moving Image Archive of the Japanese American National MuseumKaren L. Ishizuka12. The Home Movie and the National Film Registry: The Story of TopazKaren L. Ishizuka and Patricia R. Zimmermann13. The Nederlands Archive/Museum
InstituteNico de Klerk14. Home Away from Home: Private Films from the Dutch East
IndiesNico de Klerk15. The Library of CongressBrian Taves16. Deteriorating Memories: Blurring Fact and Fiction in Home Movies in
IndiaAyisha Abraham17. The Movie Queen: Northeast Historic FilmKaran Sheldon and Dwight Swanson18. The WPA Film LibraryCarolyn Faber19. Mule Racing in the Mississippi DeltaKaren Glynn20. The Academy Film ArchiveLynne Kirste21. “As If by Magic”: Authority, Aesthetics, and Visions of the Workplace in Home Movies, circa 1931–1949Heather Norris Nicholson22. The New Zealand Film Archive/Nga Kaitiaki o Nga Taonga WhitiahuaVirginia Callanan23. Working People, Topical Films, and Home Movies: The Case of the North West Film ArchiveMaryann Gomes24. The Oregon State Historical Society’s Moving Image ArchivesMichele Kribs25. Reflections on the Family Home Movie as Document: A Semio-Pragmatic ApproachRoger Odin26. The Stephen Lighthill Collection at the UCLA Film & Television ArchiveRoss Lipman27. Morphing History into Histories: From Amateur Film to the Archive of the FuturePatricia R. ZimmermannSelected Filmography and VideographySelected BibliographyContributors