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The looking machine : essays on cinema, anthropology and documentary filmmaking

Author: David MacDougall
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019
Series: Anthropology, creative practice and ethnography
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new collection of essays presents the latest thoughts of one of the world's leading ethnographic filmmakers and writers on cinema. It will provide essential reading for students in cinema studies, filmmaking, and visual anthropology. The dozen wide-ranging essays give unique insights into the history of documentary, how films evoke space, time and physical sensations, and the intellectual and emotional links  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David MacDougall
ISBN: 1526134098 152613411X 9781526134097 9781526134110
OCLC Number: 1090543967
Description: 208 p. : ill.
Contents: Introduction Part I: Filmmaking as practice1 Looking with a camera 2 Dislocation as method 3 Camera, mind, and eye 4 Environments of childhood Part II: Film and the senses5 The third tendency in cinema 6 Sensational cinema 7 The experience of colour 8 Notes on cinematic space Part III: Film, anthropology and the documentary tradition9 Observation in the cinema 10 Anthropology and the cinematic imagination 11 Anthropological filmmaking: an empirical art12 Documentary and its doubles BibliographyFilmographyIndex -- .
Series Title: Anthropology, creative practice and ethnography
Responsibility: David MacDougall.

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This book of essays brings together his latest ideas on filming, documentary, anthropology and the art of cinema, based on his practice as an award-winning maker of ethnographic films. -- .  Read more...

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