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Nonfiction Film A Critical History Revised and Expanded

ISBN-10: 0253207061
ISBN-13: 9780253207067
Edition: Revised 
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Description: "Richard Barsam has given us as comprehensive a study of the origins and development of the nonfiction mode in motion pictures as we are ever likely to have in one volume. He draws on all the major written sources and many which are little known,  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/22/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

"Richard Barsam has given us as comprehensive a study of the origins and development of the nonfiction mode in motion pictures as we are ever likely to have in one volume. He draws on all the major written sources and many which are little known, and he shares with us many eloquent descriptions of the films themselves, giving us a valuable textbook." -- Richard Dyer MacCann ..". superb work... " -- Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television

Preface
Acknowledgments
(1820-1933) Foundations of the Nonfiction Film
Reality Perceived and Recorded
From Memory to Movement
Persistence of Vision: Theories and Technologies
Still Photography
Series Photography
Cinematography
The Realist Impulse in Nineteenth-Century Art
The First Films
The First Films
Louis and Auguste Lumiere
The Lumieres' Contribution to Technology
The Lumiere Films
The Lumieres and Thomas A. Edison
The Lumieres' Overall Contribution to the Nonfiction Film
The Factual Film After the Lumieres
The Nonfiction Film and War: 1898-1918
Before World War I
World War I: 1914-18
British and Allied Films
German War Films
U.S. Government Films about World War I
American Commercial Films about World War I
Exploration, Romanticism, and the Western Avant-Garde
Factual Films of Travel and Exploration
Film and the American West
Films about Native Americans
The American Romantic Tradition
Robert Flaherty
Merian C. Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack
The Soviet Naturalist Tradition
Alexander Dovzhenko
The Western Avant-Garde
Alberto Cavalcanti
Walther Ruttmann
Joris Ivens
The Beginnings of the Documentary Film
Beginnings of the Soviet Propagandist Tradition
Dziga Vertov
Esther Shub and the Compilation Film
John Grierson and the Early British Documentary Film
Empire Marketing Board Film Unit
(1933-1939) Documentary Films to Change the World
The British Documentary Movement: 1933-1945
General Post Office Film Unit Under John Grierson: 1933-37
Robert Flaherty and John Grierson: Industrial Britain (1933)
Basil Wright: The Song of Ceylon (1934)
Basil Wright and Harry Watt: Night Mail (1936)
Grierson's Influence
GPO Film Unit After John Grierson: 1937-40
The Independent Documentary Film: Production Outside the GPO Film Unit
Overall Achievements of British Documentary Film Movement in the 1930s
European and Asian Nonfiction Film: 1930-1939
Beginnings of the Film on Art
The Netherlands
Joris Ivens
John Ferno
Belgium
Charles Dekeukeleire
Andre Cauvin
Henri Storck
Sweden
Denmark
Spain
Germany
Organization of the Nazi Propaganda Film Effort
Nazi Ideology
Prewar Nazi Propaganda Films
Leni Riefenstahl
Triumph of the Will (1935)
Olympia (1938)
Japan
India
China
American Nonfiction Film: 1930-1939
Beginnings of the American Film on Art
Robert Flaherty: The Romantic Tradition Continues
Man of Aran (1934)
Joris Ivens: The European Political Documentary Comes to America
American Film on the Left: 1930-42
The Workers' Film and Photo League of America (1930-35)
Nykino (1935-37)
Frontier Film Group (1936-42)
Native Land (1942)
Pare Lorentz
The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)
The River (1937)
The United States Film Service
The Fight for Life (1940)
Robert Flaherty and The Land (1942)
Screen Journalism
American Newsreel During the 1930s
"The March of Time" (1935-51)
"This is America" (1942-51)
Willard Van Dyke
The City (1939)
(1939-1945) Nonfiction Films for World War II
British Films for World War II
Organizing for War-Film Production
Concerns of British Wartime Films
Domestic Defense
Firefighting
Wartime Living Conditions
Training Films for Civilians and the Armed Forces
Farming, Gardening, Food, and Nutrition
Health
Wartime Industry
Britain and the Sea
Labor, Women, and Youth
Anti-Enemy Propaganda
Combat Films
Envisioning the Postwar World
Grierson and the National Film Board of Canada
European and Asian Films for World War II
Axis Films
The Nazi Propaganda Film
Wartime Nazi Propaganda Films
Films about Germany
Films about the Enemy
Japan
Italy
Anti-Axis Films
Russia
China
French Cinema of the Occupation and Resistance
Vichy Government Propaganda Films
Films of the French Resistance
American Films for World War II
American Propaganda and Counterpropaganda for World War II
United States Office of War Information
Frank Capra: Military Training and Civilian Information Films
The "Why We Fight" Series
Incentive Films
Combat Films
John Ford
John Huston
Films on the Effects of War
(1945-1960) Nonfiction Films After World War II
British Nonfiction Film after World War II
Great Britain After the War
The British Film Industry
The Continuing Documentary Tradition
British Free Cinema: 1956-59
European, Asian, and Canadian Nonfiction Film after World War II
Europe
Italy
Neorealism
Films on Art
Belgium
Films on Domestic Subjects
Films on Colonial Subjects
Films on Art
France
Alain Resnais
Georges Franju
Films on Art
Other European Films
Asia
India
Japan
China
Canada
The National Film Board of Canada
American Nonfiction Film after World War II
Postwar Government Film Production
The United States Information Agency
Television Documentary
Postwar Independent Film Production
Robert Flaherty and Louisiana Story (1948)
Independent Films of the 1950s
Children
Health
Labor
Urban Life
Random Observations of American Life
Ethnographic Film Records of Foreign Cultures
Films on Art
Film Biographies
Documenting War
(1960-1985) Continuing Traditions and New Directions
American Renaissance in the 1960s: The New Nonfiction Film
Cinema Verite and Direct Cinema
Cinema Verite: Historical and Theoretical Origins
Cinema Verite and Direct Cinema: A Comparison and Contrast
American Direct Cinema
Major Direct Cinema Filmmakers and Films
Robert Drew
Richard Leacock
Donn Alan Pennebaker
American Nonfiction Film Outside the Direct Cinema Movement
National Politics, Elections, and Leaders
Justice and Civil Rights
Youth
Poverty
Vietnam
National Defense
Society
Native Americans
Foreign Subjects
Portraits
Canadian Film
Canadian Arts, Culture, and Personalities
Human Relationships
Political Conscience
Tradition and Change in the 1970s
New American and European Masters of the Nonfiction Film
Albert and David Maysles
Frederick Wiseman
Emile De Antonio
Louis Malle
Marcel Ophuls
American Independent Filmmaking
British and European Independent Filmmaking
American and European Films on Art
American Films on Art
European Films on Art
New Voices of the 1980s
Issues Shaping Nonfiction Film in the 1980s
Liberation Filmmaking
Films by and about Women
Films by Lesbians and Gay Men
Nonfiction Film in Third World and Non-Western Countries
India
East and Southeast Asia
Latin America
The Middle East and Africa
Afterword: One Hundred Years of Nonfiction Film
Legacy of the 1980s
Developing Technologies
Financing and Distribution
Film Theory and Criticism
Notes
Works Cited
Index of Film Titles
Index of Names

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