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Amateur movie making : aesthetics of the everyday in New England film, 1915-1960

Author: Martha J McNamara; Karan Sheldon; Alice T Friedman; Dino Everett; Northeast Historic Film (Organization)
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compelling regional and historical study that transforms our understanding of film history, 'Amateur Movie Making' demonstrates how amateur films and home movies stand as testaments to the creative lives of ordinary people, enriching our experience of art and the everyday. Here we encounter the lyrical and visually expressive qualities of films produced in New England between 1915 and 1960 and held in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Amateur movie making.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017009242
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha J McNamara; Karan Sheldon; Alice T Friedman; Dino Everett; Northeast Historic Film (Organization)
ISBN: 9780253026163 (paperback ; 0253026164 9780253025623 0253025621
OCLC Number: 958479342
Notes: Covers films produced in New England between 1915-1960 and held in the collections of the repository, Northeast Historic Film.
Description: xii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Locating Contexts: Archive, Material, History, Place --
A Place for Moving Images: Thirty Years of Northeast Historic Film / Karan Sheldon --
The Technologies of Home Movies and Amateur Film / Dino Everett --
A Region Apart: Representations of Maine and Northern New England in Personal Film, 1920-1940 / Libhy Bischof --
A Strange Familiarity: Alexander Forbes and the Aesthetics of Amateur Film / Justin Wolff --
Creative Choices: Recovering Value in Amateur Film --
The Task at Hand: The Films of Ernest Stillman / Whit Stillman --
Midway between Secular and Sacred: Consecrating the Home Movie as a Cultural Heritage Object / Karen F. Gracy --
"All the Wonderful Possibilities of Motion Pictures": Hiram Percy Maxim and the Aesthetics of Amateur Filmmaking / Charles Tepperman --
Comedic Counterpoise: Landscape and Laughs in the Films of Sidney N. Shurcliff / Martha J. McNamara --
Everyday Lives: Home and Work in Amateur Film --
Perspectives on the Home Movies of Charles Norman Shay, Penobscot Elder / Jennifer Neptune --
Not-at-Home Movies / Christopher Castiglia, Christopher Reed --
The Boss's Film: Expert Amateurs and Industrial Culture / Brian R. Jacobson --
Families: Private and Public --
"The Ring of Time" in the E. B. White Home Movies / Martha White --
Opening the Can: Home Movies in the Public Sphere / Melissa Dollman --
Layers of Vision in Amateur Film / Mark Neumann, Janna Jones.
Responsibility: edited by Martha J. McNamara and Karan Sheldon ; foreword by Alice T. Friedman ; with contributions by Dino Everett.

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Covers films produced in New England between 1915-1960 and held in the collections of the repository, Northeast Historic Film.  Read more...

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