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The adventure of the real : Jean Rouch and the craft of ethnographic cinema

Author: Paul Henley
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, Henley examines the technical strategies, aesthetic considerations, and ethical positions that contribute to Rouch's cinematographic legacy. Featuring over 150 images, this book is an essential introduction to Rouch's work.
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Henley, Paul.
Adventure of the real.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(OCoLC)802298975
Named Person: Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Henley
ISBN: 9780226327143 0226327140 9780226327150 0226327159
OCLC Number: 317923025
Description: xxvi, 507 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Initiation --
The surrealist encounter --
The camera and a man in Africa. Nothing but cinema --
Encounters with spirits --
Heroes of the modern world --
Dreams of black and white --
Images of power --
Between Paris and the land of nowhere. New technologies, new methods --
Chronicle of a violent game --
New wave experiments --
Between Paris and the land of nowhere --
A struggle waged against corruption --
The craft of ethnographic cinema. Totemic ancestors --
Inspired performance --
The harsh dialogue --
The fixing of the truth --
Shared anthropology --
The legacy of Jean Rouch.
Responsibility: Paul Henley.

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Though relatively unsung in the English-speaking world, Jean Rouch (1917-2004) was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema. This book analyses his practical filmmaking methods.  Read more...

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