The Men with the Movie Camera

For Mur, the world could not be divided into photogenic or non-photogenic
objects because there was no such simple division: the aesthetic value of any
object depended on how it was photographed and the choices made by the
camera ...

Author: Philip Cavendish

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782380787

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 362

View: 130

Unlike previous studies of the Soviet avant-garde during the silent era, which have regarded the works of the period as manifestations of directorial vision, this study emphasizes the collaborative principle at the heart of avant-garde filmmaking units and draws attention to the crucial role of camera operators in creating the visual style of the films, especially on the poetics of composition and lighting. In the Soviet Union of the 1920s and early 1930s, owing to the fetishization of the camera as an embodiment of modern technology, the cameraman was an iconic figure whose creative contribution was encouraged and respected. Drawing upon the film literature of the period, Philip Cavendish describes the culture of the camera operator, charts developments in the art of camera operation, and studies the mechanics of key director-cameraman partnerships. He offers detailed analysis of Soviet avant-garde films and draws comparisons between the visual aesthetics of these works and the modernist experiments taking place in the other spheres of the visual arts.

The Men with the Movie Cameras

Wild Oranges ( 2nd camera ) King Vidor . Vengeance of the Deep ( with W.
McGann ) A. B. Barringer 11924 Ben - Hur ( chariot race and follow shots ) Fred
Niblo . Lorna Doone ( 2nd camera ) Maurice Tourneur 11925 The Man Who
Came ...

Author: Richard Koszarski

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cinematographers

Page: 27

View: 805


Nonfiction Film

The Man with the Movie Camera is about life ( how the Russians live ) and
movies ( how they are made ) and , on first viewing , it does not seem to
distinguish between the two . At first , it also seems to be a " city - symphony , ” the
familiar ...

Author: Richard Meran Barsam

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253207067

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 482

View: 646

. " --Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television

Early Film Culture in Hong Kong Taiwan and Republican China

As an amateur film, The Man Who Has a Camera should not to be compared with
Man with a Movie Camera in terms of scope and cinematic techniques like
framing, camera movement, and rhythmic editing. Yet Liu's film is imbued with the
 ...

Author: Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472053728

Category: Art

Page: 364

View: 944

A pathbreaking collection of essays on early Chinese-language cinema

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2010

Now I am a man, handsome, exotic, cool, impenetrable, hip, mysterious, quiet,
coiled, enigmatic, passive, stoic, and ... That reminded me of a silent ¤lm named
Man with a Movie Camera, which some people think is the best ¤lm ever made.

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740792180

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 672

View: 141

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2010 is the ultimate source for movies, movie reviews, and much more. For nearly 25 years, Roger Ebert's annual collection has been recognized as the preeminent source for full-length critical movie reviews, and his 2010 yearbook does not disappoint. The yearbook includes every review Ebert has written from January 2007 to July 2009. It also includes interviews, essays, tributes, and all-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. Fans get a bonus feature, too, with new entries to Ebert's Little Movie Glossary. This is the must-have go-to guide for movie fanatics.

Woman with a Movie Camera

Documentary film seemed much more livelyand interesting, more suited to my
personality. But the Documentary Film Studio, which ... a woman in particular, I
would not be able to get into that male enclave. Father said, ''Go and work in ...

Author: Marina Goldovskaya

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292778961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 355

Marina Goldovskaya is one of Russia's best-known documentary filmmakers. The first woman in Russia (and possibly the world) to combine being a director, writer, cinematographer, and producer, Goldovskaya has made over thirty documentary films and more than one hundred programs for Russian, European, Japanese, and American television. Her work, which includes the award-winning films The House on Arbat Street, The Shattered Mirror, and Solovky Power, has garnered international acclaim and won virtually every prize given for documentary filmmaking. In Woman with a Movie Camera, Goldovskaya turns her lens on her own life and work, telling an adventurous, occasionally harrowing story of growing up in the Stalinist era and subsequently documenting Russian society from the 1960s, through the Thaw and Perestroika, to post-Soviet Russia. She recalls her childhood in a Moscow apartment building that housed famous filmmakers, being one of only three women students at the State Film School, and working as an assistant cameraperson on the first film of Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia's most celebrated director. Reviewing her professional filmmaking career, which began in the 1960s, Goldovskaya reveals her passion for creating films that presented a truthful picture of Soviet life, as well as the challenges of working within (and sometimes subverting) the bureaucracies that controlled Russian film and television production and distribution. Along the way, she describes a host of notable figures in Russian film, theater, art, and politics, as well as the technological evolution of filmmaking from film to video to digital media. A compelling portrait of a woman who broke gender and political barriers, as well as the eventful four decades of Russian history she has documented, Woman with a Movie Camera will be fascinating reading for a wide audience.

Vertov Snow Farocki

CAMERAMAN/MEN CAMERAMAN/MOVIE CAMERA MOVIE CAMERA
ANIMATION CINEMA CINEMA MOVIE CAMERA DIAPHRAGM CLOSES... “NO
FILM EDITOR” THE MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA FILM REELS CCTV “NO ...

Author: David Tomas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441172270

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 968

Vertov, Snow, Farocki: Machine Vision and the Posthuman begins with a comprehensive and original anthropological analysis of Vertov's film The Man With a Movie Camera. Tomas then explores the film's various aspects and contributions to media history and practice through detailed discussions of selected case studies. The first concerns the way Snow's La Région Centrale and De La extend and/or develop important theoretical and technical aspects of Vertov's original film, in particular those aspects that have made the film so important in the history of cinema. The linkage between Vertov's film and the works discussed in the case studies also serve to illustrate the historical and theoretical significance of a comparative approach of this kind, and illustrate the pertinence of adopting a 'relational approach' to the history of media and its contemporary practice, an approach that is no longer focused exclusively on the technical question of the new in contemporary media practices but, in contrast, situates a work and measures its originality in historical, intermedia, and ultimately political terms.

China s iGeneration

'I' is a freelancing videographer who seems to be always shouldering his camera.
We enter the diegetic world through his hand-held, documentary point-of-view
shots from the very start. In other words, he is the man with the movie camera; ...

Author: Matthew D. Johnson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623568471

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 898

This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by Knowledge Unlatched. This innovative collection of essays on twenty-first century Chinese cinema and moving image culture features contributions from an international community of scholars, critics, and practitioners. Taken together, their perspectives make a compelling case that the past decade has witnessed a radical transformation of conventional notions of cinema. Following China's accession to the WTO in 2001, personal and collective experiences of changing social conditions have added new dimensions to the increasingly diverse Sinophone media landscape, and provided a novel complement to the existing edifice of blockbusters, documentaries, and auteur culture. The numerous 'iGeneration' productions and practices examined in this volume include 3D and IMAX films, experimental documentaries, animation, visual aides-mémoires, and works of pirated pastiche. Together, they bear witness to the emergence of a new Chinese cinema characterized by digital and, trans-media representational strategies, the blurring of private/public distinctions, and dynamic reinterpretations of the very notion of 'cinema' itself.

Have You Seen

This is not so much a masterpiece as a definition of cinema—and thus a film that
stands resolutely apart from the great ... of Boris Kaufman, a man whose career
reached from The Man with a Movie Camera (made in 1927 by Boris's brother, ...

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141926589

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1024

View: 953

This is possibly the most entertaining, surprising and enjoyable film book ever written. Thomson set himself the near-foolhardy task of writing one page each on 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked – or in some cases, abhorred. Some half-million words of funny, vigorous, wayward prose later, we are all the happy beneficiaries of his deranged labour. Always unexpected, never repetitive, ‘Have You Seen...?’ can be read consecutively – from Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein to Zabriskie Point – or dipped into over many years, and it is a masterclass in how to write about films and how to love them. Sometimes Thomson will be interested in the director, sometimes in the culture that made such a film possible at such a time, sometimes in the stars (always in the stars, to be honest), and sometimes even in the outrageous cynicism and corruption of most financial backers. ‘Have You Seen...?’ is crammed with great love stories, westerns, musicals, war stories, comedies, and dramas. It is as in awe of film noir as of silent farce, and adores Hollywood but also favours British, Japanese and European cinema: camp disasters, kitsch and pretention hold no fears. If Thomson has a bottom line it is his incredulity that so much that is so enjoyable and moving and worthwhile was ever made at all – and that thanks to DVD we can now watch it forever. ‘Have You Seen...?’ will redirect how you spend your evenings for the rest of your life – for the better.

Life

An Extremely Simple Movie ' Camera that anybody who can press a lever can
operate . That even the modest purse Willingdrift IT'S SMART TO HEAT WITH
GAS ( Continued from. If you can press a lever you can take movies with this ...

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Ten American Movie Directors

Useful for reports, these books discuss the contributions of ten or more men and women individually, as well as in relation to the overall theme in the particular volume.

Author: Anne E. Hill

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766018365

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 646

Profiling the lives of individuals of a certain renown or certain field, these collective biographies are of value to libraries because they present sketches of a number of important people for the price of a single volume. Useful for reports, these books discuss the contributions of ten or more men and women individually, as well as in relation to the overall theme in the particular volume. Each book contains chapter notes, Internet addresses, and an index.Exceptional movie directors have the ability to tell a story through camera angles, scenery and actors. Their artistry takes us on a journey into another place and time. Their unique eye behind the camera grants them the ability to bring a vision to life creating some of the most unforgettable scenes in movie history. Read about Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and Quentin Tarantino.

Documentary Film

[2] I thought that Triumph of The Will was a fascinating movie in its form. In The
Man with Movie Camera it was about form, style and content. And it was great to
see the Russian people hanging out and enjoying preStalin socialism because ...

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595864066

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 106

View: 816

Documentary Film: Contexts and Criticism is designed to complement Rollyson's Documentary Film: A Primer. The films discussed in this volume include Zelig, the Lumiere brothers documentaries, Nanook of the North, The Man With a Movie Camera, Triumph of the Will, Olympia, The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl, Why We Fight, Fires Were Started, and several Jill Craigie films, including an extended discussion of Two Hours From London, her controversial examination of the Balkan wars and the siege of Dubrovnik. What sets this text apart from other studies of documentary is that it includes a wide array of student comments on the films and reviews very much centered in discussions of the documentary tradition. In this same vein, Rollyson has included his essay, "Jill Craigie and the Documentary Tradition" exploring her relationship with John Grierson and other prominent documentary filmmakers. This dialogic text captures some of the actual give-and-take of the classroom and the range of opinion that even the best critics cannot convey. What should emerge from the reading of these comments are the different voices (mindsets) through which the films are viewed.

Bigfoot and Other Ape Men

Ape-man. File. WORKING. OUT. THE. CAMERA. SPEED. Patterson told Grieve
that he usually set the movie-camera at 24 fps, but, when he had reloaded the
film to shoot the tracks after the sighting, he had noticed that the camera was set
to ...

Author: Stuart Webb

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448871808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 207

The native peoples of North America are the source of the oldest stories about Sasquatch. Tales circulated about a "wild man of the woods," and several newspapers reported of scary encounters by hunters and trappers during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The legend of Bigfoot was born. This enthralling book recounts the long history of the Bigfoot myth, lore, and sightings, adopting a judicious, even-handed approach to the evidence and claims. It also examines the claims made for similar ape-men figures, like the Yeti, the Skunk Ape, the Maricoxi, the Australian Yowie, the Asian Wild Man, and the Orang Pendek. Rich in lore, legend, and lush imagery, this book may make you reconsider everything you thought you knew and believed to be true about the "Big Man."

The Nickel was for the Movies

Film in the Novel from Pirandello to Puig Gavriel Moses ... of Gubbio ' s
colleagues : all those men - with - a - movie - camera who have become the most
authoritative and subliminally pervasive mediators of reality to modern
consciousness .

Author: Gavriel Moses

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520079434

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

View: 904

The cinephobic novelist who complains to Fitzgerald's tycoon that he will never get the hang of scriptwriting wouldn't give a nickel for the movies. Yet never before the appearance of film had human perception been engaged in such an all-encompassing way by a single art form. In this ambitious investigation of a little-studied narrative genre, Gavriel Moses defines and explores "the film novel," a literary text in which cinema provides the thematic, formal, psychological, and philosophical center. Through close readings of works by the major representatives of the genre--Pirandello, Nabokov, Isherwood, West, Fitzgerald, Moravia, Percy, Puig--Moses develops a suggestive theory of novels that use literature to investigate the central role that film has acquired in human experience. These novels, because of their fascination with filmmaker and spectator alike, and because they anticipate current views of the questions of cinema, remain a tangible presence within the repertoire of literary modernism. Offering insightful discussions of Laughter in the Dark, Lancelot, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and other film novels, Moses shows the depth of the exchange between literature and cinema and illustrates the extent to which the way we tell stories with words has been affected by the movies. His book will be of wide interest to literary scholars, film historians, and students of cinema and the novel. The cinephobic novelist who complains to Fitzgerald's tycoon that he will never get the hang of scriptwriting wouldn't give a nickel for the movies. Yet never before the appearance of film had human perception been engaged in such an all-encompassing way by a single art form. In this ambitious investigation of a little-studied narrative genre, Gavriel Moses defines and explores "the film novel," a literary text in which cinema provides the thematic, formal, psychological, and philosophical center. Through close readings of works by the major representatives of the genre--Pirandello, Nabokov, Isherwood, West, Fitzgerald, Moravia, Percy, Puig--Moses develops a suggestive theory of novels that use literature to investigate the central role that film has acquired in human experience. These novels, because of their fascination with filmmaker and spectator alike, and because they anticipate current views of the questions of cinema, remain a tangible presence within the repertoire of literary modernism. Offering insightful discussions of Laughter in the Dark, Lancelot, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and other film novels, Moses shows the depth of the exchange between literature and cinema and illustrates the extent to which the way we tell stories with words has been affected by the movies. His book will be of wide interest to literary scholars, film historians, and students of cinema and the novel.

Europe Central

By that time we trusted him sufficiently to give him the resources to direct his own
films: “The Sedov Men” in 1940 and “In ... very carefully begins to upraise the
movie camera over the man's shoulder, careful not to let the sun glint on the lens.

Author: William T Vollmann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101118191

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 337

A daring literary masterpiece and winner of the National Book Award. In this magnificent work of fiction, acclaimed author William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye on the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century to render a mesmerizing perspective on human experience during wartime. Through interwoven narratives that paint a composite portrait of these two battling leviathans and the monstrous age they defined, Europe Central captures a chorus of voices both real and fictional— a young German who joins the SS to fight its crimes, two generals who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults upon his work and life.

Mourning Sex

Michelson, Annette, ®The Man with the Movie Camera: From Magician to
Epistemologist, ̄ Artforum, March(1972): 60¥72. Miller, D. A.,®The LateJane
Austen, ̄ Raritan,Summer (1990): 55¥79. Minow, Martha,Making All the
Difference: ...

Author: Peggy Phelan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136184902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 283

This is a book about the exhilaration and the catastrophe of embodiment. Analyzing different instances of injured bodies, Peggy Phelan considers what sustained attention to the affective force of trauma might yield for critical theory. Advocating what she calls "performative writing", she creates an extraordinary fusion of critical and creative thinking which erodes the distinction between art and theory, fact and fiction. The bodies she examines here include Christ's, as represented in Caravaggio's painting The Incredulity of St Thomas, Anita Hill's and Clarence Thomas's bodies as they were performed during the Senate hearings, the disinterred body of the Rose Theatre, exemplary bodies reconstructed through psychoanalytic talking cures, and the filmic bodies created by Tom Joslin, Mark Massi, and Peter Friedman in Silverlake Life: The View From Here. This new work by the highly-acclaimed author of Unmarked makes a stunning advance in performance theory in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, and cultural studies.

Sport in Capitalist Society

This latter championship was for women's basketball – the men's championship
began in the following year – and ... This perhaps can be most notably seen in
Dziga Vertov's 1929 film, Man With a Movie Camera, in which women can be
seen ...

Author: Tony Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135081980

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 586

Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.

Image and Identity

Reflections on Canadian Film and Culture R. Bruce Elder ... the images in the
central portion of the film; they may even be still prints of frames from the central
portion of the film); a close-up of the man with a camera shooting the strip of
pictures ...

Author: R. Bruce Elder

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586771

Category: Art

Page: 501

View: 989

What do images of the body, which recent poets and filmmakers have given us, tell us about ourselves, about the way we think and about the culture in which we live? In his new book A Body of Vision, R. Bruce Elder situates contemporary poetic and cinematic body images in their cultural context. Elder examines how recent artists have tried to recognize and to convey primordial forms of experiences. He proposes the daring thesis that in their efforts to do so, artists have resorted to gnostic models of consciousness. He argues that the attempt to convey these primordial modes of awareness demands a different conception of artistic meaning from any of those that currently dominate contemporary critical discussion. By reworking theories and speech in highly original ways, Elder formulates this new conception. The works of Brakhage, Artaud, Schneeman, Cohen and others lie naked under Elder’s razor-sharp dissecting knife and he exposes the essence of their work, cutting deeply into the themes and theses from which the works are derived. His remarks on the gaps in contemporary critical practices will likely become the focus of much debate.

Video Production 101

Mad Men TV show (2007), 217 magazines, resources for, 285–286 magnetic
timelines, 195 main character ... 77 make-up artist, 30, 298 Man Bites Dog (1992)
, 259 Man with a Movie Camera (1929), 254–255 manual focus, 137, 298 martini
 ...

Author: Antonio Manriquez

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133819914

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 955

The need for students and young professionals to be effective communicators and media creators has never been so essential as it is today. Crafting multimedia messages across a variety of platforms is the key growth skill of the 21st century, and strong visual and verbal communication skills, media literacy, and technical proficiency all play a critical role. Video Production 101: Delivering the Message introduces and explores the roles of story development, producing, directing, camerawork, editing, sound design, and other aspects key to media creation. After each topic is explored students develop their skills with hands-on activities in each chapter, such as making a video self-portrait, visual poem, public service announcement, promotional video, short fiction film, and documentary. The authors include videos so readers can watch and learn some of the more visually-oriented concepts. Video Production 101 teaches the way students want to learn – in a project-based and results oriented structure, covering the process of media creation in all its varieties. Accessible and engaging, this book is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to take control and clearly, effectively, and powerfully deliver his or her message to the world using video.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers Films

Author: Nicholas Thomas

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN:

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 1105

View: 255

Greatly revises and expands the 1984 first edition of Volume one of the astute and elegant five-volume reference to the world's most significant films and filmmakers. One hundred new films have been added, bringing the total to 650, arranged in crisp, clean entries on large 81/2x11"pages, and illustrated with luminous stills. In addition to complete production credits, cast lists, and excellent select bibliographies, each entry includes an expository essay by a significant critic, the essays being models of thoughtful, unpretentious scholarship and love of film. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR