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...Berlin Tiergarten. Summer Night. A long road. Derelict buildings at either side. It is late at night. In the distance, Kenneth Lindsay Jones is walking towards the camera. Silence. The camera moves sideways to disclose a brightly lit...

Humphrey Jennings

The Projection of Britain : A History of the GPO Film Unit

British Film Institute, 2011

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... Arts-and-Crafts-style houses, and his artist mother painted and sold pottery. As a student at Cambridge University he mixed with an artistic and intellectual crowd that included William Empson, Julian Trevelyan, Michael Redgrave and Henri...

The Temporal/Spatial Logic of Japanese Nationalism: The Narrative Structure of Film and Memory

Violating Time : History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema

Continuum, 2008

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... of obsessive recollection and total forgetting—in the in-between of two abstract negations, as Hegel would say.In his groundbreaking work Imagined Communities (1983), Benedict Anderson historicizes the formation of the modern nation-state as a work...

Professionalism, the Protestant Ethic and the New Deal

Howard Hawks : New Perspectives

British Film Institute, 2016

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...With the yammering protests of the prison yard rising into his penitentiary office, Warden Mark Brady (Walter Huston), the lead of Howard Hawks’s The Criminal Code (1931), makes one of the more concentrated declarations of the director...

Joanna

Michael Schulman

Michael Schulman is a contributor and arts editor at The New Yorker. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. He lives in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Her Again : Becoming Meryl Streep

Faber & Faber, 2016

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...Six months.That’s how long it took. Six months and change. On March 12, 1978, the love of Meryl Streep’s life died as she sat by his bedside. By late September, she was married to another man.Six months in which Michael Cimino hacked away...

Essays and Endeavours

Michael Chanan

MICHAEL CHANAN is a documentary film-maker and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University. His films include 'Detroit - Ruin of a City' (with George Steinmetz, 2005). His books include 'Cuban Cinema' (2003) and 'Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music' (1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Documentary

British Film Institute, 2007

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... by the Real.Elizabeth Cowie, ‘The Spectacle of Actuality’, in Jane Gaines and Michael Renov (eds), Collecting Visible Evidence (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), p. 21. Lacan’s Real is not the external physical reality...

History and Memory

Michael Chanan

MICHAEL CHANAN is a documentary film-maker and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University. His films include 'Detroit - Ruin of a City' (with George Steinmetz, 2005). His books include 'Cuban Cinema' (2003) and 'Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music' (1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Documentary

British Film Institute, 2007

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... by the BBC series The Great War, which appeared in 1964: twenty-six episodes of film footage and photographs of the 14–18 War, with one of those classic authoritative commentaries beautifully delivered by Michael Redgrave, and a matching cast...

Discovery of Space

Michael Chanan

MICHAEL CHANAN is a documentary film-maker and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University. His films include 'Detroit - Ruin of a City' (with George Steinmetz, 2005). His books include 'Cuban Cinema' (2003) and 'Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music' (1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Documentary

British Film Institute, 2007

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... As another reviewer puts it, ‘Even when they are shot in real places, movies create fantasy spaces – streets are renamed, buildings are moved, one city stands in for another.’Jason Anderson...

The Documentary Field

Michael Chanan

MICHAEL CHANAN is a documentary film-maker and Professor of Film and Video at Roehampton University. His films include 'Detroit - Ruin of a City' (with George Steinmetz, 2005). His books include 'Cuban Cinema' (2003) and 'Repeated Takes: A Short History of Recording and its Effects on Music' (1995). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Politics of Documentary

British Film Institute, 2007

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... that the Solidarity films only amount to propaganda? Is the term counter-propaganda any better? Independent documentary has always been driven by engagement, either political or social. As Louis Menand puts it in a review of Michael Moore’s...

Screening Pigs

Laura McMahon

Laura Mcmahon is Lecturer in French at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, UK. She is the author of Cinema and Contact (2012) and editor of 'The Screen Animals Dossier' (Screen, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Animal Life and the Moving Image

British Film Institute, 2015

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... of the animal functions fetishistically as both life-form and ‘iconic symbol’ to connote ‘organic national unity’.Shukin, Animal Capital, p. 227. Shukin borrows the term ‘imagined community’ from Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections...