Dont Look Back

Download or Read eBook Dont Look Back PDF written by Keith Beattie and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Dont Look Back

Book Synopsis Dont Look Back by : Keith Beattie

Dont Look Back, a documentary film of Bob Dylan's 1965 England tour, is recognised as a landmark work in the field of documentary film-making, contributing to the cultural life of an era. This text examines the aesthetic, thematic and social dynamics of the film in order to elucidate how and why it was a groundbreaking piece of documentary cinema.

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  • Total Pages – 106
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781838715397
  • ISBN-13 – 1838715398

Documenting the Documentary

Download or Read eBook Documenting the Documentary PDF written by Barry Keith Grant and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Documenting the Documentary

Book Synopsis Documenting the Documentary by : Barry Keith Grant

Originally released in 1998, Documenting the Documentary responded to a scholarly landscape in which documentary film was largely understudied and undervalued aesthetically, and analyzed instead through issues of ethics, politics, and film technology. Editors Barry Keith Grant and Jeannette Sloniowski addressed this gap by presenting a useful survey of the artistic and persuasive aspects of documentary film from a range of critical viewpoints. This new edition of Documenting the Documentary adds five new essays on more recent films in addition to the text of the first edition. Thirty-one film and media scholars, many of them among the most important voices in the area of documentary film, cover the significant developments in the history of documentary filmmaking from Nanook of the North (1922), the first commercially released documentary feature, to contemporary independent film and video productions like Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man (2005) and the controversial Borat (2006). The works discussed also include representative examples of many important national and stylistic movements and various production contexts, from mainstream to avant-garde. In all, this volume offers a series of rich and revealing analyses of those "regimes of truth" that still fascinate filmgoers as much today as they did at the very beginnings of film history. As documentary film and visual media become increasingly important ways for audiences to process news and information, Documenting the Documentary continues to be a vital resource to understanding the genre. Students and teachers of film studies and fans of documentary film will appreciate this expanded classic volume.

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  • Publisher – Wayne State University Press
  • Total Pages – 600
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780814339725
  • ISBN-13 – 0814339727

LIFE

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LIFE

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

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  • Total Pages – 88
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How Documentaries Went Mainstream

Download or Read eBook How Documentaries Went Mainstream PDF written by Nora Stone and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2023 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
How Documentaries Went Mainstream

Book Synopsis How Documentaries Went Mainstream by : Nora Stone

"Documentary feature films have historically existed on the margins of mainstream media. In the U.S., enterprising documentarians have spent most of the past 60 years struggling to find a larger, broader audience for their films. Often negatively associated with longform television journalism and tedious educational programming, documentaries have rarely escaped their perceived status as "cultural vegetables" - good for you, but relatively unappealing. Recently, this marginal status has shifted quite dramatically. Nearly unthinkable a decade ago, documentary films have become reliable earners at the U.S. box office. In 2018 alone, Won't You Be My Neighbor? made almost $23 million, They Shall Not Grow Old and Free Solo each earned almost $18 million, RBG netted $14 million, and Three Identical Strangers earned $12 million. In addition to their theatrical presence, documentary films are ubiquitous on cable channels and streaming video services, which have made documentary programming a key component of their offerings to subscribers. In 2019, Netflix paid the highest price for a documentary out of the Sundance Film Festival: $10 million for Knock Down the House about four working-class women, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, running for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. Longtime documentary champion and former head of HBO Documentary Sheila Nevins said that Netflix was playing with "Monopoly money" by acquiring the documentary at such a high price, but she also granted that this was a trend across the board. Industry journalists took note. This surge in popularity had made documentaries nearly ubiquitous. In 2019, think-pieces from CBS News, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and The Ringer all simultaneously proclaimed a new Golden Age of Documentary. With broad public interest and robust investment in their production, documentary films are definitively more popular and prestigious than ever before"--

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  • Publisher – Oxford University Press
  • Total Pages – 241
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780197557297
  • ISBN-13 – 0197557295

D.A. Pennebaker

Download or Read eBook D.A. Pennebaker PDF written by Keith Beattie and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2011-10-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
D.A. Pennebaker

Book Synopsis D.A. Pennebaker by : Keith Beattie

This volume is the first book-length study of the extensive career and prolific works of D.A. Pennebaker, one of the pioneers of direct cinema, a documentary form that emphasizes observation and a straightforward portrayal of events. With a career spanning decades, Pennebaker's many projects have included avant-garde experiments (Daybreak Express), ground-breaking television documentaries (Primary), celebrity films (Dont Look Back), concert films (Monterey Pop), and innovative fusions of documentary and fiction (Maidstone). Exploring the concept of "performing the real," Keith Beattie interprets Pennebaker's films as performances in which the act of filming is in itself a performative transgression of the norms of purely observational documentary. He examines the ways in which Pennebaker's presentation of unscripted everyday performances is informed by connections between documentary filmmaking and other experimental movements such as the New American Cinema. Through his collaborations with such various artists as Richard Leacock, Shirley Clarke, Norman Mailer, and Jean-Luc Godard, Pennebaker has continually reworked and redefined the forms of documentary filmmaking. This book also includes a recent interview with the director and a full filmography.

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  • Publisher – University of Illinois Press
  • Total Pages – 192
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780252093647
  • ISBN-13 – 025209364X