Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film

by Ryan Shand


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748656349
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ryan Shand is Research Assistant at the University of Glasgow Ian Craven is Lecturer at the University of Glasgow Ian Craven is Lecturer at the University of Glasgow

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction: Ambitions and Arguments - Exploring Amateur Cinema through Fiction Ryan Shand 1

Part I Framing Fiction

1 Historical, Aesthetic, Cultural: The Problematical Value of Amateur Cine Fiction Guy Edmonds 33

2 Sewell, Rose and the Aesthetics of Amateur Cine Fiction Ian Craven 55

3 Crafting Life into Film: Analysing Family Fiction Films from the 1930s Martina Roepke 83

4 Framing the Welfare State: Swedish Amateur Fiction Film 1930 to 1965 Mats Jönsson 102

Part II Studio Sensibilities

5 Occupying a Distinguished but Lonely Place in the Amateur Movement: Ace Movies 1929 to 1964 Francis Dyson 125

6 'High Art' Locally: The Screen Adaptations of IuG-Film Maria Vinogradova 144

7 Brazilian Amateur Cinema and Fictional Films from Foto-Cine Clube Gaúcho Lila Foster 164

Part III Single-Minded Scenarios

8 'This is not Hollywood!': Peter Watkins and the Challenge of Amateurism to the Professional John R. Cook 183

9 'Start as You Mean to Go On': Ken Russell's Early Amateur Films Brian Hoyle 201

10 The Nocturnal Affairs of Mr Miletic: Authorship, Genre and Cine-Amateurism in Yugoslavia Greg DeCuir, Jr 221

Part IV Genres and Genericity

11 The Aesthetic of the Possible: The Green Cockatoo as Bricolage of Heterogeneous Traditions Siegfried Mattl Vrääth Öhner 243

12 The Fragile Magic of the Home: Amateur Domestic Comedies and the Intimate Geography of Childhood Karen Lury 260

13 The Spence Brothers: Amateur Sci-Fi and Cine Culture in Northern Ireland Ciara Chambers 278

Notes on Contributors 298

Index 302

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