top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Three Documentary Filmmakers
Errol Morris, Ross McElwee, Jean Rouch
Three Documentary Filmmakers
Click on image to enlarge

William Rothman - Editor
SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema
Price: $86.50 
Hardcover - 252 pages
Release Date: March 2009
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-2501-6

Quantity:  
Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 252 pages
Release Date: March 2009
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-2502-3

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...

Available as a Kindle Edition.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Uses new critical approaches to demonstrate deep affinities in these vastly different filmmakers’ philosophies on film, fantasy, and reality.

Film study has tended to treat documentary as a marginal form, but as the essaysin Three Documentary Filmmakers demonstrate, the films of Jean Rouch, Ross McElwee, and Errol Morris call for, and reward, the sort of criticism expected of serious works in any medium. However, critical methods that illuminate what makes Citizen Kane a great film are not adequate for expressing what it is about Rouch’s The Funeral at Bongo: The Old Annaï, McElwee’s Time Indefinite, and Morris’s The Fog of War that makes them—each in its own way—great films as well. Although these filmmakers differ strikingly from one another, their films are deeply philosophical and personal, and explore the paradoxical relationships between fantasy and reality, self and world, fiction and documentary, dreams and film, filming and living. It is a challenge to find terms of criticism capable of illuminating such works, and the essays in this book rise to that challenge.

"Rothman’s contributors … all bring fruitful perspectives to bear on their subjects. The pieces vary widely in focus and approach, but the collection is solid and provocative." — CHOICE

“The force and virtue of this book can be found in the interstices between and among three vastly different auteurs, styles, subjects, and cinematic dispositions. It will cause readers to think of documentary along new and unforeseen paths of inquiry.” — Tom Conley, author of Cartographic Cinema

William Rothman is Professor of Motion Pictures and Director of the Graduate Program in Film Studies at the University of Miami. He is the author of several books, including Documentary Film Classics and Hitchcock: The Murderous Gaze, and also the editor of several volumes, including Cavell on Film, also published by SUNY Press, and Jean Rouch: A Celebration of Life and Film.




Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Introduction
William Rothman

Part 1. Errol Morris: The Fog of Film

1. Errol Morris’s Irony
Gilberto Perez

2. Errol Morris’s Forms of Control
Ira Jaffe

3. The Philosophy of Errol Morris: Ten Lessons
Carl Plantinga

Part 2. Ross McElwee: I Film Therefore I Am

4. Coincidence in Ross McElwee’s Documentaries
Diane Stevenson

5. Reflections on Bright Leaves
Marian Keane

6. Drifting in Time: Ross McElwee’s Time Indefinite
Jim Lane

7. Surprise and Pain, Writing and Film
Charles Warren

8. Sometimes Daddies Don’t Talk about Things like That
William Rothman

Part 3. Jean Rouch: The Filmmaker as Provocateur

9. Jean Rouch and the Power of the Between
Paul Stoller

10. The Pause of the World
Daniel Morgan

11. Jean Rouch’s Les maîtres fous: Documentary of Seduction, Seduction of Documentary
Alan Cholodenko

12. Petit à Petit and The Lion Hunters
Michael Laramee

13. Jean Rouch as Film Artist: Tourou and Bitti,The Old Anaï, Ambara Dama
William Rothman

Works Cited
List of Contributors
Index



Related Subjects
48716/48717(JP/EM/MC)

Related Titles

The Films of Jean-Luc Godard
The Films of Jean-Luc Godard
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination
Fantastic Voyages of the Cinematic Imagination
The Films of Fred Zinnemann
The Films of Fred Zinnemann
Brechtian Cinemas
Brechtian Cinemas
Exile Cinema
Exile Cinema
Are You Watching Closely?
Are You Watching Closely?
Encounters with Godard
Encounters with Godard
Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality
Hitchcock's Bi-Textuality
Ghost Faces
Ghost Faces
Memory's Orbit
Memory's Orbit



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg