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Aitken, Ian

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Works: 59 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 3,290 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1995.9.D6, 070.18
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European film theory and cinema a critical introduction by Ian Aitken ( )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the documentary film ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 688 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
Film and reform : John Grierson and the documentary film movement by Ian Aitken ( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 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
Realist film theory and cinema : the nineteenth-century Lukácsian and intuitionist realist traditions by Ian Aitken ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ian Aitken attempts a rigorous and systematic application of realist film theory to the analysis of particular films. He provides a comparative analysis of the theories of Grierson Bazin and Kracauer, also throws new light on Lukács theory of realism, and attempts to establish a new paradigm of film theory around realism
The documentary film movement : an anthology ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lukácsian film theory and cinema : a study of Georg Lukács' writings on film, 1913-71 by Ian Aitken ( Book )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 162 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
The concise Routledge encyclopedia of the documentary film by Ian Aitken ( Book )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 114 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
Hong Kong documentary film by Ian Aitken ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 107 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
Documentary film : critical concepts in media and cultural studies ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alberto Cavalcanti : realism, surrealism and national cinemas by Ian Aitken ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emperor's new clothes by George Craig ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 10 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
Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3-Volume Set by Ian Aitken ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 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
Documentary film : critical concepts in media and cultural studies ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the documentary film ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the documentary film ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Value-driven IT management by Ian Aitken ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Value-Driven IT Management explains how huge sums are wasted by companies (and governments) on poorly aligned, poorly justified and poorly managed IT projects based on 'wishful thinking' cost and benefit assumptions and that even 'successful' projects rarely seem to realise the benefits promised. The author contends that the root cause of the disappointment and disillusion often found in senior management with the value extracted from its IT investments is a complacent corporate culture that can actually foster uncommercial behaviours in both users and internal suppliers of IT solutions. The aut
Documentary film : critical concepts in media and cultural studies ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the documentary film ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the documentary film ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of the documentary film ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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