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Rouch, Jean

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Most widely held works by Jean Rouch
Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) = Chronicle of a Summer (Paris 1960) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

95 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the then newly available lightweight 16 mm. cameras & synchronous sound equipment, anthropologist Rouch & sociologist Morin set out to explore on film the state of mind of people in Paris in a summer when the Algerian War dominated French life
Paris vu par Chabrol, Douchet, Godard, Pollet, Rohmer, Rouch by Jean Douchet( Visual )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories of Paris from six different directors. Taking us on a flying tour of Parisian neighbourhoods, from Saint Germain des Prés to Place de l'Étoile and back again, each short film showcases the directors' different styles, approaches and their senses of humour, as well as being a wonderful document of 1960s Paris
Les maîtres fous by Jean Rouch( Visual )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in Accra, Ghana, in 1954, the film depicts the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a social and religious movement which was widespread in French colonial Africa from the 1920's to the 1950's. Participants in the ceremony mimic the elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers, but in more of a trance than true recreation
Jean Rouch and His Camera in the Heart of Africa by Philo Bregstein( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides an in-depth look at the film work of Jean Rouch and his associates from Niger who participated in production of many of Rouch's Niger-based films. Rouch, Philo Bregstein and Niger cameramen discuss filmmaking and filmmakers who have had historical influence in the field. Segments from several of Rouch's earlier film works are interspersed with the filming in Niger and interviews
Margaret Mead: Portrait by a Friend( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French filmmaker Jean Rouch interviews AMNH anthropologist Margaret Mead. Mead speaks about her personal history, her family, her influences and mentors, and her field work in Bali, New Guinea, and Manus (also known as Great Admiralty Island). Mead and Rouch walk through the AMNH Hall of Pacific Peoples, and she discusses her theories about museum exhibits. They also visit the Dept. of Anthropology specimen storage area. Towards the conclusion of her interview, Mead considers the history of anthropology and speculates on its future role in building new cultures
Rouch in reverse( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film to look at European anthropology from the perspective of its subjects. Malian filmmaker and New York University professor, Manthia Diawara, examines the anthropological enterprise through the work of Jean Rouch, perhaps the most distinguished ethnographic filmmaker living today. The two discuss Rouch's work
Jaguar by Jean Rouch( Visual )

37 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young men from the Savannah of Niger leave their homeland to seek wealth and adventure on the coast and in the cities of Ghana. This film is the story of their travels, their encounters along the way, their experiences in Accra and Kumasi, and, after three months, their return to their families and friends at home. The film is part documentary, part fiction, and part reflective commentary. There was no portable sound synchronized equipment in the early 1950s when Jaguar was shot. Instead, Rouch had the main characters (his friends and "accomplices") improvise a narrative while they viewed the film, which was itself improvized along the way. The resulting soundtrack consists of remembered dialogue, of joking and exclamations, of questions and explanations about the action on the screen. Short-term, rural migration to the cities is common to much of contemporary Africa. Here we meet Lam the herdsman, Illo the fisherman and Damoure, their unsettled but literate friend. The three trek for more than a month south through Dahomey to Ghana, crossing the land of the Somba people (whose nudity shocks them), eating coconuts "more delicious than cheese," and delighting in the ocean with its waves and starfish. Eventually they part ways. Damoure and Illo go to Accra and Lam to Kumasi, where they find jobs as dockworker, foreman for a lumberman, and cattleherder for a city butcher
La religion et la magie Songhay by Jean Rouch( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in French and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screening Room with Jean Rouch( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Rouch appeared on Screening Room in July 1980 and screened Les Maitres Fous as well as several film excerpts including Rhythm of Work and Death of a Priest
Les Songhay by Jean Rouch( Book )

25 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in French and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette étude générale est le résultat de plusieurs enquêtes menées sur le terrain entre 1941 et 1951. Par suite de l'éparpillement des Songhay entre les territoires du Soudan, Niger, de la Haute-Volta, du Dahomey et du Nigeria britannique, aucun travail de synthèse n'existe encore sur ce groupement de plus d'un demi-million d'habitants et dont l'influence culturelle dépasse largement le nord de la boucle du Niger. Ce travail constitue une synthèse sur ce groupement. (réédition)
Jean Rouch by Jean Rouch( Visual )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents ten films by ethnologist Jean Rouch, along with interviews of the filmmaker, famous for his Niger-based films
Jean Rouch: Premier Film, 1947-1991 by Dominique Dubosc( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview of Jean Rouch by Robert Gardner. As a filmmaker, Rouch left a legacy of more than 120 films. His half century of ethnographic filmmaking in Africa distinguished him as a master of the documentary form. Jean Rouch appeared on Screening Room in July 1980 and screened Les Maitres Fous as well as several film excerpts including Rhythm of Work and Death of a Priest
Rouch's Gang by Steef Meyknecht( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991, Jean Rouch started work on his new feature film Madame l'Eau, much of which was shot in Holland. The documentary Rouch's Gang follows the film crew and provides a glimpse behind the scenes as Jean Rouch and his four friends from Niger make their film. By providing an outsider's view of Madame l'Eau, the documentary provides insight into how Rouch approaches his films
Cinéma vérité : defining the moment by Peter Wintonick( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams
La chasse au lion l'arc by Jean Rouch( Visual )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic study which follows an ill-fated band of Niger hunters from the elaborate preparations for lion hunting through the actual kill. Characterizes the hunters as a group apart from their kinsmen; describes the intricacies of brewing poison for the arrows and discusses the passion of the kill
Conversations with Jean Rouch( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This intimate revealing video of conversations between Jean Rouch and a number of filmmakers and friends, including John Marshall and Colin Young, is unlike any past films on Rouch's life and work. It was shot over a three year period from 1978-1980 by his friend, Ann McIntosh, who taught video under Ricky Leacock at MIT."--Case
Tracking the pale fox : studies on the Dogon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in French and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells with verve and a touch of self-irony the history of research on the Dogon since the famous 1931 expedition of Marcel Griaule. The film establishes the original expedition in the context of French anthropology at the time. Jean Rouch, celebrated filmmaker and less known as an anthropologist on the Dogon, narrates part of the story, and interviews Dogon elders and veteran expedition-member, Germaine Dieterlen
Jean Rouch-- biographical collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diverse collection of archival footage and interviews of Jean Rouch. Jean Rouch's prolific film career began in French West Africa, where he worked as a civil engineer during World War II, supervising road and bridge construction. Previously, in Paris, he had attended the lectures of Marcel Mauss and Marcel Griaule. In 1946, traveling down the Niger River, Rouch shot his first film with a 16mm Bell and Howell camera, developing an original style after the tripod fell in the water. Later, he enlisted the help of Damoure, a Sorka friend, to film a hippopotamus hunt, and thus began a productive collaboration that has lasted almost four decades. Damoure took sound for Les Maitres Fous, was a central character inJaguar, and worked with Rouch on many other films, as did several of Rouch's long-standing African friends and co-workers. Rouch's innovative approaches effected more than anthropological film. In the summer of 1960, Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin shot Chronique d'Un Ete' (Chronicle of a Summer), a film dealing with Parisians' thoughts and feelings at the end of the Algerian war. In Chronique, now considered a pioneering "cinema-verite" film, the formerly invisible barrier between the "objective" filmmaker and his subject dissolved. The viewers see the filmmaker approach his subjects on the boulevards of Paris, inquiring, "Are you happy?" Technically, Chronique also furthered the development of a more efficient, portable, synchronous sound system that permitted the filming of longer, unbroken sequences. Although Rouch is best known for Chronique, and for the inspiration that it offered to New Wave filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Goddard and Francois Truffaut, his most striking contributions to film remain more than seventy ethnographic films made in West Africa. From the 1940s until the present, Rouch has produced films in Ghana, Niger, Mali, and Upper Volta, ranging from straightforward portrayals of extraordinary ritual events, such as Les Maitres Fous, to "collective improvisations" such as jaguar, or, more recently, Cocorico! Monsieur Poulet, based on a Niger folk tale. In the West, Rouch's distinctive vision of the cultures of West Africa has influenced students of anthropology, of ritual, and of Africa. But his influence has been significant on the African continent as well, where he consistently attempted to introduce film technology and to train technicians as he worked. Moustapha Alassane and Oumarou Ganda of Niger, Safi Faye of Senegal, and Desire Ecare of Ivory Coast are among the contemporary filmmakers who once worked with Rouch
Moi, un noir : (Treichville) by Jean Rouch( Visual )

27 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic from 1958 by Jean Rouch, one of the pivotal figures in the French New Wave and in the history of ethnographic cinema. An innovative improvised feature film about young men from Niger struggling to survive as immigrant workers in the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan. Another of Rouch?s ethno-fictions, MOI, UN NOIR pre-dated most of the key works of the French zNew Wave" and was an inspiration for the new movement. It was praised by Godard (The greatest French film since the Liberation) and others and demonstrated what could be done with light-weight camera equipment, improvised action and an informal narrative style. In 1977, Jacques Rivette reflected that Rouch is the force behind all French cinema of the past ten years, although few people realise it
Encountering Jean Rouch by Hu Taili( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film was shot in 2002 during Bilan du Film Ethnographic for the purpose of introducing Jean Rouch to the audience at 2003 Taiwan International Ethnographic film festival. Unexpectedly, Jean Rouch passed away in 2004
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Paris vu par Chabrol, Douchet, Godard, Pollet, Rohmer, Rouch
The adventure of the real : Jean Rouch and the craft of ethnographic cinemaCiné-ethnographyThe cinematic griot : the ethnography of Jean RouchBuilding bridges : the cinema of Jean Rouch
Alternative Names
Jean Rouch director de cine francés

Jean Rouch director de cinema francés

Jean Rouch etnologo, antropologo e regista francese

Jean Rouch francouzský filmař a antropolog

Jean Rouch Frans filmregisseur

Jean Rouch französischer Regisseur

Jean Rouch French film director

Jean Rouch réalisateur français

Rouch, J.

Rouch, J. 1917-2004

Rouch Jean

Жан Руш

Руш, Жан

ז'אן רוש

ז'אן רוש במאי קולנוע צרפתי

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로슈, 장 1917-2004