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Lessons in Darkness (Lektionen in Finsternis)

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...In The Wild Blue Yonder (2005), Werner Herzog mixes elements of science fiction and documentary, using NASA training and mission footage and documentary footage of undersea exploration in the Antarctic combined with a voiceover narration...

Dead Birds

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...One of the most famous examples of ethnographic film-making (see also Les maîtres fous, 1955), Dead Birds documents the culture of the Dugum Dani tribe of Indonesia (formerly Dutch New Guinea), which at that time was still uncolonised...

Let There Be Light

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...During World War II, a number of celebrated Hollywood directors made documentary films in support of the war effort for the American military, including William Wyler, John Ford and John Huston, who made three (Report from the Aleutians...

Necrology

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...By their very nature – as well as by economic necessity – the majority of avant-garde or experimental films are rooted in documentary observation of real world events. What determines the films’ classification as avant-garde rather than...

Primate

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Shot at the Yerkes Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Frederick Wiseman’s Primate shows us in graphic detail a variety of scientific experiments on different species of simians, many involving behaviour modification with potential...

Jazz

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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... clips, with a voiceover narration, here provided by actor Keith David – and, as might be expected given the subject in this case, an excellent sampling of great jazz recordings on the soundtrack. Using the careers of two jazz giants,...

Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Großstadt)

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Berlin: Symphony of a Great City offers an extended montage that chronicles the ‘day in the life’ of this major German city. Along with both Manhatta (1921) and Alberto Cavalcanti’s Rien que les heures (1926), about Paris, it was one...

Les Raquetteurs (The Snowshoers)

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...As French Canadian film critics have noted, cinéma direct allowed filmmakers to capture and reveal aspects of Quebec society as never before. Les Raquetteurs, one of the most important documentaries within the Canadian cinéma direct...

Why We Fight 1: Prelude to War

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...When the US entered World War II, the government was aware that it had to overcome a pronounced isolationist sentiment that had prevailed during the 1930s. As part of its effort to mobilise Americans for the war, Frank Capra, one...

Man of Aran

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...As in his earlier Nanook of the North (1922), Robert Flaherty focuses in Man of Aran on the human ability to survive in the most inhospitable of environments. John Grierson initially proposed the idea for the film to Flaherty, who...