Documentary: A History of the Non-fiction Film. Front Cover · Erik (Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Barnouw, Columbia University), Erik Barnouw, Formerly. Now brought completely up to date, the new edition of this classic work on documentary films and filmmaking surveys the history of the genre from to the. Review: Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film. User Review – Inggita – Goodreads. the ultimate documentary film reference guide. a.

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The film project, in calling itself Kino-Pravda, seemed to assert a central role for itself. While establishing a new genre, which has become firmly fixed in documentary tradition, Nanook and its creator have been criticized on various grounds. Vertov was sure what the antidote must be. Barnouw does a good job showing trends not only in the US and Western Europe but China and behind the Iron Curtain back when that was a thing.

Ships with Tracking Number! Along with colonialist tendencies, documentary film was infected with increasing fakery. The last night of work so that the next two issues of Kino-Pravda will be ready on time. And while documen- tary items in most countries outnumbered fiction films as late asthe mix was changing. In their work the documentary film had prenatal stirrings. All our equipment was confiscated and we never saw our precious camera again.


Robert Flaherty was world-famous, creator of a new kind of film, and from the South Seas he was to bring back “another Nanook” The genre, the tradition he had launched, was now in deep trou- ble.

Although the establishment of permanent cinemas accelerated, Lu- miere-style tours continued, shifting from cities to towns and villages. This put him at the age of twenty-two at the heart of a swirling operation.

So Vitagraph held off its distribution until Smith and his partner J. Self-glorification was the keynote. But the painter-as-documentarist had only a brief moment of glory. Barnouw puts film history in the mainstream as few others have done before. The mission was to get out the news— unite people by keeping them informed of the ups and downs of agonizing struggle.

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Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film

I have used Barnouw’s book sinceand I’m grateful for each updated edition. Specialized, but worth it if you’re interested. He stayed sixteen months. The film digresses to note parallels. Making Documentary Films and Videos: Let boil, ferment, then write own manifesto. Many did so with Lumiere equipment or imitations of it; some with the help of former Lumiere operators.

Since much of the film shows Mikhail Kaufman in action, as pho- tographed by assistants, The Man With the Movie Camera involves staging and contrivance to an extent previously rejected by Vertov. Especially valuable to the film are glimpses of children and their Explorer 41 Museum of Modern Art Nanook and son— from Nanook of the Documentagy, This book never disappoints as a deep history of documentary film and the early film genre altogether. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Kru, a Lao tribesman, tells his child: Jan docujentary, Mike rated it liked it.


He became assistant in a photo studio, and a leading force in the Nice cine-club. The aura of prophecy surrounds much of the work of this first doc- umentary period. Games of movement and texture were, for the moment, almost forgotten.

Please try again later. With the myriad social upheavals over the past decade, documentaries have enjoyed an international renaissance; here Barnouw considers the medium in the light of an entirely new political and social climate. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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An instant look of befuddlement exposed my ignorance of who this Ivens figure was. The creator of the genre and of its greatest triumph seemed himself to be edging into obscurity. The high documenttary of film would fall, he predicted, and come within reach of the many.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He devel- oped what he called a revolver photographique—a. Account Options Sign in. Smolensk via Constantinople, 6.

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