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Aitken, Ian

Overview
Works: 46 works in 241 publications in 1 language and 4,651 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Translator, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PN1995.9.D6, 070.18
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Most widely held works about Ian Aitken
 
Most widely held works by Ian Aitken
Encyclopedia of the documentary film( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 800 articles from scholars around the world, the Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumïre brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumïre Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). All over the world documentary films have provided engaging, provocative, and skilled representations of life and this Encyclopedia provides a resource that critically analyzes that history in all its aspects. Not only does this Encyclopedia examine individual films and the careers of individual film makers, it also provides overview articles of national and regional documentary film history. It explains concepts and themes in the study of documentary film, the techniques used in making films, and the institutions that support their production, appreciation, and preservation. With over 200 film stills, this resource provides the decisive entry point into the history of an art form
European film theory and cinema : a critical introduction by Ian Aitken( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film and reform : John Grierson and the documentary film movement by Ian Aitken( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known for his documentaries such as Drifters, North Sea, and Housing Problems, John Grierson was the most important figure in the British documentary film movement and one of the most influential of British film theorists. This major assessment of Grierson and the documentary film movement examines the intellectual and aesthetic influences on his work, focusing on the material he produced in the inter-war years and comparing the idealistic strain of Grierson's social commentary with other social reformists such as the Next Five Years Group and writers like Or
The documentary film movement : an anthology( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realist film theory and cinema : the nineteenth-century Lukácsian and intuitionist realist traditions by Ian Aitken( Book )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and unique in covering all major realist film theorists including Grierson, Kracauer, Bazin and Lukacs, and in linking these 20th-century traditions to themes and characteristics of 19th-century realism in literature and painting The first book to attempt a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the
Lukácsian film theory and cinema : a study of Georg Lukács' writings on film, 1913-71 by Ian Aitken( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hungarian Marxist critic Georg Lukács is primarily known as a literary theorist, but he also wrote extensively on the cinema. These writings have remained little known in the English-speaking world because the great majority of them have never actually been translated into English--until now. Aitken has gathered together Lukács' most important essays and the translations appear here, often for the first time. This book thus makes a decisive contribution to understandings of Lukács within the field of film studies, and, in doing so, also challenges many existing preconceptions concerning his theoretical position. For example, whilst Lukács' literary theory is well known for its repudiation of naturalism, in his writings on film Lukács appears to advance a theory and practice of film that can best be described as naturalist."--Jacket
Hong Kong documentary film by Ian Aitken( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does Hong Kong have a significant tradition in documentary filmmaking? Until recently, many film scholars believed not. Yet, when Ian Aitken and Michael Ingham challenged this assumption, they discovered a rich cinematic tradition, dating back to the 1890s.0Under-researched and often forgotten, documentary film-making in Hong Kong includes a thriving independent documentary film movement, a large archive of documentaries made by the colonial film units, and a number of classic British Official Films. Case studies from all three categories are examined in this book, including “The battle of Shanghai”, “The sea and the sky”, “Rising sun” and “The Hong Kong case”. In-depth discussion and analysis of more recent Hong Kong independent documentaries focuses on works such as Cheung King-wai's “KJ: A life in Music” and films by Tammy Cheung and Evans Chan.0With a particular focus on how these films address the historico-political dimension of their time, this book introduces students and scholars to this fascinating and largely unexplored cinematic tradition.0
The concise Routledge encyclopedia of the documentary film by Ian Aitken( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumiere brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). Previously published in three volumes, entries have been edited and updated for the new, concise edition and three new entries have been added on: India, China and Africa. Bringing together all aspects of documentary film, this edition provides an invaluable resource for both scholars and students. With film stills from key films, this resource provides the decisive entry point into the history of an art form
Documentary film : critical concepts in media and cultural studies( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of the documentary film( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto Cavalcanti : realism, surrealism and national cinemas by Ian Aitken( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British official film in South-East Asia : Malaya/Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong by I. D Aitken( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the ways in which the British official film was used in Malaya/Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong from 1945 to the 1970s. Aitken uncovers how the British official film, and British official information agencies, adapted to the epochal contexts of the Cold War and end of empire. In addition to an extensive introduction, which touches on a number of critical issues related to the post-war British official film, the book provides an account of how the tradition of film-making associated with the British documentary film movement spread into the region during the post-war period, and how that tradition was contested by a 'Colonial Office' tradition of film-making. The volume concludes by covering the rise of television in the region within the context of developing post-colonial authoritarian states in Singapore and Malaysia, and the continuation of colonial authoritarianism in Hong Kong
The colonial documentary film in South and South-East Asia by Ian Aitken( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on rare archival documents and films, this anthology is the first to focus primarily on the use of official and colonial documentary films in the South and South-East Asian regions. Drawing together a range of international scholars, the book sheds new light on historical, theoretical and empirical issues pertaining to the documentary film, in order to better comprehend the significant transformations of the form in the colonial, late colonial and immediate post-colonial period. Covering diverse geographical and colonial contexts in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong, and focusing on under-researched or little-known films, it demonstrate the complex set of relations between the colonisers and the colonised throughout the region
The emperor's new clothes by George Craig( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rascally weavers convince the emperor they are making him beautiful new clothes, visible only to those fit for their posts, but during a royal procession in which he first wears them, a child whispers that the emperor has nothing on
Documentary film : critical concepts in media and cultural studies( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film : critical concepts in media and cultural studies( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film : critical concepts in media and cultural studies( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lipstick powder and paint by Shakin' Stevens( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3-Volume Set by Ian Aitken( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film is a fully international reference work on the history of the documentary film from the Lumière brothers' Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). This Encyclopedia provides a resource that critically analyzes that history in all its aspects. Not only does this Encyclopedia examine individual films and the careers of individual film makers, it also provides overview articles of national and regional documentary film history. It explains concepts and themes
 
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Encyclopedia of the documentary film
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European film theory and cinema : a critical introductionThe documentary film movement : an anthologyRealist film theory and cinema : the nineteenth-century Lukácsian and intuitionist realist traditionsEncyclopedia of the documentary film