Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

By Patricia Aufderheide

Documentary movie can surround something from Robert Flaherty's pioneering ethnography Nanook of the North to Michael Moore's anti-Iraq battle polemic Fahrenheit 9/11, from Dziga Vertov's crafty Soviet propaganda piece Man with a film Camera to Luc Jacquet's heart-tugging natural world epic March of the Penguins. during this concise, crisply written advisor, Patricia Aufderheide takes readers alongside the various paths of documentary heritage and charts the full of life, frequently fierce debates between filmmakers and students in regards to the top how you can characterize truth and to inform the truths worthy telling.

Beginning with an outline of the valuable problems with documentary filmmaking--its definitions and reasons, its varieties and founders--Aufderheide makes a speciality of a number of of its key subgenres, together with public affairs movies, govt propaganda (particularly the works produced in the course of international warfare II), historic documentaries, and nature movies. Her thematic strategy permits readers to go into the subject material in the course of the sorts of motion pictures that first attracted them to documentaries, and it allows her to make connections among eras, in addition to revealing the continued nature of documentary's center controversies related to objectivity, advocacy, and bias. Interwoven all through are discussions of the moral and useful issues that come up with each element of documentary construction. a very worthwhile characteristic of the publication is an appended record of "100 nice documentaries" that anybody with a major curiosity within the style should still see.

Drawing at the author's 4 a long time of expertise as a movie pupil and critic, this e-book is the correct creation not only for academics and scholars but in addition for all considerate filmgoers and if you aspire to make documentaries themselves.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a few of life's finest issues. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern considering the vital difficulties and concerns in 1000s of key issues, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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Godard On Godard (A Da Capo paperback)

By Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard, like a lot of his ecu contemporaries, got here to filmmaking via movie feedback. This selection of essays and interviews, starting from his early efforts for La Gazette du Cinéma to his later writings for Cahiers du Cinéma, displays his fantastic intelligence, biting wit, maddening judgments, and entire unpredictability. In writing approximately Hitchcock, Welles, Bergman, Truffaut, Bresson, and Renoir, Godard is additionally writing approximately himself—his personal experiments, obsessions, discoveries. This publication deals facts that he might be much more unique as a philosopher approximately movie than as a director. masking the interval of 1950–1967, the years of Breathless, a girl Is a girl, My existence to reside, Alphaville, l. a. Chinoise, and Weekend, this publication of writings is a crucial record and a desirable research of a necessary degree in Godard’s profession. With statement via Tom Milne and Richard Roud, and an intensive new foreword by means of Annette Michelson that reassesses Godard in mild of his later movies, this is an outrageous self-portrait by means of a director who, even now, maintains to amaze and bedevil, and to chart new instructions for cinema and for serious thought of its history.

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The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia

Francis Ford Coppola's profession has spanned 5 many years, from low finances movies he produced within the early Sixties to extra own motion pictures of contemporary years. due to the super well known luck of The Godfather and the large severe luck of its sequel, Coppola is taken into account to be the most effective administrators of all time.

The entries during this encyclopedia specialize in all features of Coppola's work—from his early days with manufacturer Roger Corman to his motion pictures as
the director of the Nineteen Seventies. This vast reference comprises fabric on all the motion pictures Coppola has performed a job in, from screenwriter to manufacturer to director, together with such classics as Patton, The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather half II, and Apocalypse Now. every one access is by means of a bibliography of released resources, either in print and on-line, making The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia the main complete reference in this director's physique of work.

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Understanding Movies (12th Edition)

Updated in a brand new twelfth variation , this ebook is equipped round the components of movie and gives readers necessary perception into how videos speak and produce intending to their audiences.

This publication engages readers within the interesting language of movie and is helping additional their appreciation and realizing of why and the way motion picture watchers reply as they do to assorted movies. From Slumdog Millionaire to Transformers. this ebook presents readers with a brand new manner of taking a look at motion pictures which are standard to them via modern insurance

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Film Technology in Post Production (Media Manuals)

By Dominic Case

A simple to keep on with, fast reference introductory consultant for starting pros and scholars in filmmaking and postproduction. It explains all movie laboratory systems within the context of the wide variety of expertise that's utilized by filmmakers, explaining what occurs and why at each level. A technical knowing of movie processing and printing, telecine and laboratory and electronic methods may also help you get the easiest effects on your movie. The ebook is very beneficial in the event you have come to movie making from different media - video or digital.

The e-book relies at the author's personal adventure as a lab technician and technical movie advisor and offers solutions to many commonly asked questions. the several pathways for movie creation and postproduction are proven in addition to the functionality of the lab at each one degree of the method. the entire diversity of prone is out there, with specific emphasis at the frequently complicated specifications for large sixteen and the blow as much as 35mm, the intricacies of damaging slicing to check a non-linear edit and the method of grading and regrading for the reply print.

This re-creation includes:
* An replace on all electronic codecs of photo and sound
* Revision sections on great sixteen, great 35
* more information on syncing rushes at telecine and to electronic images
* the most recent telecine machines
* a brand new, transparent and straightforward word list

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$30 Film School: How to write, direct, produce, shoot, edit, distribute, tour with, and sell your own no-budget DIGITAL movie (Power!)

By Michael W. Dean

We’re getting into a brand new period. Mini-DV filmmaking is the recent people, the recent punk rock, the hot medium the place someone can inform his tale. "$30 movie School" is a substitute for spending 4 years and 100000 cash to profit the alternate. it really is stimulated by way of punk rock’s selfmade spirit of simply studying the fundamentals after which leaping up on a level and creating a aspect, and via the yank paintings ethic again whilst it was once natural, sooner than it turned all approximately organisations crushing the little man. Throw within the hacker concept that details desires to be unfastened (or a minimum of very affordable) and you’ve received our deal. within you’ll locate many interviews from insightful self sufficient filmmakers and artists, in addition to a number of sensible recommendation, wisdom, and assets.

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El ojo y la navaja: Ensayos y críticas de cine

By Leonardo García Tsao

Entre cientos de películas, directores, actores, festivales, viejas salas de cine, manías de cinéfilos, antiguos cineros y espectadores que hablan o comen pistaches durante l. a. función, Leonardo García Tsao realiza un fresco y exhaustivo recuento sobre l. a. filmografía de los últimos tiempos: del cine mexicano a las películas más comerciales de Hollywood, l. a. vanguardia del cine chino o las realizaciones europeas. Con un enfoque lleno de buen humor, información, conocimiento y sarcasmo, el lector de este libro podrá acercarse a un gran acervo cinematográfico, a l. a. vez que recordar las películas que marcaron época en México y el mundo.

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Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music

By Claudia Gorbman

This can be one of many infrequent reviews that addresses the best way "underscoring" really features in the narrative characteristic movie. The booklet is either theoretical and sensible, i.e. movie concept ("diegetic & non-diegetic" perspectives), and a realistic version in keeping with Max Steiner's "Hollywood" type. The concluding chapters take care of insightful analyses of some movies. This publication may be helpful for either composers and people heavily attracted to movie music.
(Review in Amazon)

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The Fantasy Film

By Katherine A. Fowkes

The myth Film presents a transparent and compelling review of this revitalized and explosively renowned movie style.

  • Includes analyses of quite a lot of movies, from early classics akin to The Wizard of Oz and Harvey to Spiderman and Shrek, and blockbuster sequence resembling The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Harry Potter films
  • Provides in-depth old and significant overviews of the genre
  • Fully illustrated with reveal photographs from key films

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Silver Screen Samurai: The Best of Japan's Samurai Movie Posters

For fifty years samurai video clips have wowed the japanese - and the area - with gory sword fights and tear-jerking stories of honor and sacrifice. From Kurosawa's Seven Samurai to anime's Samurai X, this first-ever number of unique samurai motion picture paintings can pay tribute to a cinematic style that's actually eastern. Silver monitor Samurai is a must have for samurai lovers, movie-buffs and fanatics of poster paintings!

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