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Small-gauge storytelling : discovering the amateur fiction film

Author: Ryan Shand; Ian Craven
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Small gauge film refers to formats such as 8m, Super 8 and 9.5mm. This book offers an introduction to the amateur maker of film comedies, thrillers, and sci-fi, recording the ambitions and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Shand; Ian Craven
ISBN: 9780748656349 0748656340
OCLC Number: 854617456
Description: xii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ambitions and arguments --
exploring amateur cinema through fiction / Ryan Shand --
Historical, aesthetic, cultural: the problematical value of amateur cine fiction / Guy Edmonds --
Sewell, Rose and the aesthetics of amateur cine fiction / Ian Craven --
Crafting life into film: analysing family fiction films from the 1930s / Martina Roepke --
Framing the welfare state: Swedish amateur fiction film 1930 to 1965 / Mats Jönsson --
Occupying a distinguished but lonely place in the amateur movement: ace movies 1929 to 1964 / Francis Dyson --
'High art' locally: the screen adaptations of IuG-film / Maria Vinogradova --
Brazilian amateur cinema and fictional films from Foto-Cine Clube Gaúcho / Lila Foster --
'This is not Hollywood!': Peter Watkins and the challenge of amateurism to the professional / John R. Cook --
'Start as you mean to go on': Ken Russell's early amateur films / Brian Hoyle --
The nocturnal affairs of Mr Miletić: authorship, genre and cine-amateurism in Yugoslavia / Greg DeCuir, Jr --
The aesthetic of the possible: The green cockatoo as bricolage of heterogeneous traditions / Siegfried Mattl and Vrääth Öhner --
The fragile magic of the home: amateur domestic comedies and the intimate geography of childhood / Karen Lury --
The Spence brothers: amateur sci-fi and cine culture in Northern Ireland / Ciara Chambers.
Responsibility: edited by Ryan Shand and Ian Craven.

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