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The European Avant-Garde Experimentation, 1922–1929

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

Book chapter

...It is a curious historical coincidence that at almost exactly the time Flaherty in America (Nanook of the North) and Vertov in Russia (‘Kino-Pravda’) began laying the groundwork for documentary, the avant-garde film was starting in Western...

The Soviets and Political Indoctrination, 1922–1929

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

Book chapter

...Paralleling the nonfiction films of Flaherty and others in the West in the 1920s were those of Russian Soviet filmmakers. After the Revolution in 1917 one of the first acts of the new Communist government was to set up a film subsection...

British Free Cinema and New American Cinema 1953–60

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

Book chapter

...As noted in Chapter Eight, in the late forties and early fifties traditional documentary in Britain had run down somewhat, as it had in the US and, to a lesser extent, in Canada following the wartime boom. Grierson and his old boys were...

Conclusion

Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Prokhorov is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. He is the author of Inherited Discourse: Paradigms of Stalinist Culture in Literature and Cinema of the Thaw (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elena Prokhorova

Elena Prokhorova is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. Her articles have appeared in Slavic Review, Slavic and East European Journal, Kinokultura, and edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...The four film and television genres that we discuss in this book address the major ideological and cultural concerns of the late-socialist era. The order of the chapters models the relative proximity of each genre to its origins...

The Work of Robert and Frances Flaherty

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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...Between 1910 and 1915, at the time Edward R. Curtis was making In the Land of the Head-Hunters in western Canada, another American, Robert J. Flaherty, was exploring and mapping the Hudson Bay region of Canada. He was employed to search...

Institutionalization: Great Britain, 1929–1939

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

Book chapter

...While documentary filmmaking was beginning in the 1920s – in America with films about tribal societies (Nanook of the North and Grass); in the Soviet Union with indoctrinational newsreels (‘Kino-Pravda’) and compilation films and epics (The...

A Posthuman Future in the Age of the Algorithm

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In this final chapter I will focus on two other rite of passage structures, which are different from the ones I have previously discussed. These others are implicated in Farocki’s Eye/Machine trilogy (2001–3) and Counter-Music (2004). What...

Late-Soviet Comedy: Between Rebellion and the Status Quo

Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Prokhorov is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. He is the author of Inherited Discourse: Paradigms of Stalinist Culture in Literature and Cinema of the Thaw (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elena Prokhorova

Elena Prokhorova is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. Her articles have appeared in Slavic Review, Slavic and East European Journal, Kinokultura, and edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Syntax and semantics of the genre If late-Soviet melodrama is by its nature transgressive and articulates values that question the status quo, romantic comedy as a genre celebrates the status quo and examines non-systemic problems against...

La Région Centrale

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Michael Snow terminated the final version of his 180-minute, 16mm color film La Région Centrale in May 1971.See Michael Snow Fonds 1933–96, gift of Michael Snow, E. P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Box 47...

Introduction

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Occasionally one encounters a metaphor that not only captures the essence of an individual practice but also summarizes in a provocative manner the functions and historical significance of a dedicated technology at a specific period in its...