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The Resource American documentary film : projecting the nation, Jeffrey Geiger

American documentary film : projecting the nation, Jeffrey Geiger

Label
American documentary film : projecting the nation
Title
American documentary film
Title remainder
projecting the nation
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Geiger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What key concerns are reflected in documentaries produced in and about the United States? How have documentaries engaged with competing visions of US history, culture, politics, and national identity? This book examines how documentary films have contributed to the American public sphere - creating a kind of public space, serving as sites for community-building, public expression, and social innovation. Geiger focuses on how documentaries have been significant in forming ideas of the nation, both as an imagined space and a real place. Moving from the dawn of cinema to the present day, this is the first full-length study to focus on the extensive range and history of American non-fiction filmmaking. Combining comprehensive overviews with in-depth case studies, Geiger maps American documentary's intricate histories, examining the impact of pre- and early cinema, travelogues, the avant-garde, 1930s social documentary, propaganda, direct cinema, postmodernism, and 'new' documentary. Offering detailed close analyses and fresh insights, this book provides students and scholars with a stimulating guide to American documentary, reminding us of its important place in cinema history. Key Features Historical overview of major documentary forms and practices in the USA Case studies, including Nanook of the North, The Plow that Broke the Plains, Grey Gardens, and Fahrenheit 9/11 Analysis of critical debates relating to filmic representations of reality
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geiger, Jeffrey
Dewey number
070.18073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D6
LC item number
G45 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary films
  • Motion pictures
  • Documentary films
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American, in motion pictures
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Documentary films
  • Motion pictures
  • National characteristics, American, in motion pictures
  • United States
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • USA
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • USA
  • Dokumentärfilm, USA
Label
American documentary film : projecting the nation, Jeffrey Geiger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Novelties, spectacles and the documentary impulse. Case studies: Blacksmith scene (1893), Buffalo dance (1894), Mess call (1896) -- Virtual travels and the tourist gaze. Case study: Nanook of the north (1922) -- Serious play: documentary and the avant-garde. Case study: Manhatta (1921) -- Activism and advocacy: the Depression era. Case study: The plow that broke the plains (1936) -- Idea-weapons: documentary propaganda. Case study: The Memphis Belle (1944) -- 'Uncontrolled' situations: direct cinema. Case study: Grey Gardens (1975) -- Relative truths: documentary and postmodernity. Case study: Tongues untied (1989) -- Media wars: documentary dispersion. Case study: Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Control code
752064884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xi], 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748629466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613221599
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 322159
  • 22573/cttk0xm1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)752064884
Label
American documentary film : projecting the nation, Jeffrey Geiger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Novelties, spectacles and the documentary impulse. Case studies: Blacksmith scene (1893), Buffalo dance (1894), Mess call (1896) -- Virtual travels and the tourist gaze. Case study: Nanook of the north (1922) -- Serious play: documentary and the avant-garde. Case study: Manhatta (1921) -- Activism and advocacy: the Depression era. Case study: The plow that broke the plains (1936) -- Idea-weapons: documentary propaganda. Case study: The Memphis Belle (1944) -- 'Uncontrolled' situations: direct cinema. Case study: Grey Gardens (1975) -- Relative truths: documentary and postmodernity. Case study: Tongues untied (1989) -- Media wars: documentary dispersion. Case study: Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Control code
752064884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xi], 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748629466
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613221599
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 322159
  • 22573/cttk0xm1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)752064884

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