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Author Waugh, Thomas, 1948- author.

Title The conscience of cinema : the works of Joris Ivens 1926-1989 / Thomas Waugh.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (779 pages).
text file PDF 2.1 MB
Series Framing Film
Framing film.
Note "Eye Film Instituut Nederland"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 711-737) and index, a filmography of works by Ivens (pages 701-719), and a bibliography of films about Ivens in the Appendix (pages 695-699).
Contents Foreword / by André Stufkens -- Foreword / by Bill Nichols -- Introduction -- Part I. Ivens and the silent film avant-garde 1926-1929 ; The radicalisation of the poet 1929-1936 ; Anti-fascist solidarity documentary ; Projects of the forties -- Part II. Torn curtain : Ivens the cold warrior 1946-1956 ; The 'poet' reborn? 1956-1865 ; Southeast Asia 1966-1970 : Reinventing the solidarity film ; China 1971-1989 ; Conclusion : Qui s'arrête se trompe -- Appendix : Films on Ivens.
Summary The Conscience of Cinema is not only a history of a rich and varied personal oeuvre by a prolific documentary maker who worked on every continent and through seven decades, from the 1920s to the 1980s. It is also the history of the aspiration to use documentary film to change the world by a committed leftist, as well as a microcosmic history of documentary form, technology and culture, and its place within world cinema as a whole throughout the twentieth century. Ivens worked in almost every genre of documentary, including the essay, compilation, hybrid dramatization, direct cinema, social observation, the solidarity film, socialist realism, agitprop activism. In this book, detailed filmic analysis is enriched by a profound historical understanding of the contexts in which Ivens carried out his vision, from his native Netherlands to the Soviet bloc, USA, France, Latin America, Vietnam and finally China. Everywhere, Joris Ivens left an indelible artistic and political mark, critically relevant to a twenty-first century where documentary has reclaimed its cultural and political centrality.
Subject Ivens, Joris, 1898-1989.
Ivens, Joris, 1898-1989. (OCoLC)fst01720234
Documentary films -- Netherlands -- History and criticism.
Documentary films. (OCoLC)fst00896079
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Stufkens, André, author of introduction, etc.
Nichols, Bill, 1942- author of introduction, etc.
EYE Film Instituut Nederland, associated name.
Added Title Works of Joris Ivens 1926-1989
ISBN 9789048525256 (electronic bk.)
904852525X (electronic bk.)
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