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Institutionalization: USA 1930–1941

Betsy A. McLane

Betsy A. McLane is the Director Emerita of the International Documentary Association. She holds degrees in cinema: a BFA from Ithaca College, MA and Ph.D. from The University of Southern California School of Media Arts. She has taught courses on film and documentary at Loyola Marymount University, The University of Vermont, Emerson College, The University of Southern California and California State University, San Bernadino, Palm Desert Campus. She is a Past President of the University Film and Video Association, and most recently served as the Project Director for The American Documentary Showcase, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A New History of Documentary Film

Continuum, 2012

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...In 1930 the (US) Workers’ Film and Photo League (WFPL) was established in New York City. Its goal was to train filmmakers and photographers to produce material that would present the ‘true picture’ of life in the United States; that is,...

The Auteur Theory

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Andrew Sarris and American film criticism Andrew Sarris wrote film criticism in the late 1950s when America was still embroiled in Cold War politics, which partly explains why he took up Cahiers’ argument directed at the criteria...

The Social Construction of Generations in a Media Society: The Case of Postwar West Germany

Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This article asks how “generations” are created through media discourses and public debates and what modern generational history can learn from theoretical and methodological approaches of media studies.Recent scholarship on generational...

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British Colour Cinema : Practices and Theories

British Film Institute, 2013

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To Play The Part That Was in Fact His/Her Own

Brian Winston

Brian Winston is the Lincoln Professor at the University of Lincoln, UK. He has held senior academic posts at universities both in the UK and the USA and is a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University. In 1985, he won an Emmy for documentary script-writing and he is the editor of The Documentary Film Book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Grierson Effect : Tracing Documentary’s International Movement

British Film Institute, 2014

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...In The Savings of Bill Blewitt – a proto-drama documentary directed by Harry Watt in 1936 – there is scarcely a frame which suggests that anything of ordinary behaviour has been captured by the camera. The film was made to sell Post Office...

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British Colour Cinema : Practices and Theories

British Film Institute, 2013

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British Colour Cinema : Practices and Theories

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Pat Jackson (1916–2011) worked for the Crown Film Unit. His most celebrated colour drama-documentary experiment was writing and directing Western Approaches, which he discusses below. Extracts Pertaining To Colour From Bectu Interview No....
...When Rita Hayworth played the title role in Gilda she had been a major star since the early 40s, and her picture in Life magazine was so much in demand (by the armed forces) that millions of copies were printed and distributed. Her image...

Introduction

Simon Brown

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Simon Brown is Director of Studies for Film and Television at Kingston University. His work has been published in the journals Film History, Film Studies, Science Fiction Film and Television, Early Popular Visual Culture and Critical Studies in Television. He is co-editor of Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive (2012) (with Sarah Street and Liz Watkins) and author of the Technical Appendix in Sarah Street’s Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation 1900–55 (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sarah Street

Sarah Street Professor of Film at the University of Bristol. She is the author of a number of books on British cinema, including Colour Films in Britain: The Negotiation of Innovation 1900–55 (2012), and is co-editor of Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive (2012) (with Simon Brown and Liz Watkins), publications which, in addition to this volume, resulted from a research project funded by the AHRC. Sarah Street is co-editor of Screen and the Journal of British Cinema and Television. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Liz Watkins

Liz Watkins Lecturer at the University of Leeds. She has been published in a number of film journals, including Parallax, Paragraph and the British Journal of Cinema and Television. She is co-editor of Color and the Moving Image: History, Theory, Aesthetics, Archive (2012) (with Simon Brown and Sarah Street). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Colour Cinema : Practices and Theories

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Following the showcasing of three-strip Technicolor in the mid-1930s with the two-reel La Cucaracha (1934) and feature film Becky Sharp (1935), and as colour films became more commercially viable, there was much commentary about...

Citizen Kane (US, 1941): The Tragedy of Ambition

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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...Production companies: Mercury Productions/RKO Radio PicturesProducer/Director: Orson WellesScreenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles, John HousemanPhotography: Gregg TolandArt Director: Perry FergusonVan Nest Polglase received a credit...