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Documentary: A History of the Non-fiction Film by Erik Barnouw (Oxford, ). 4. Additional Readings in PDF file format on Moodle class website – (PDF). Documentary: a history of the non-fiction film by Erik Barnouw · Documentary: a history of the non-fiction film. by Erik Barnouw. Print book. English. 3rd ed. Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film (): Erik Barnouw: Books.

Documentary : a history of the non-fiction film

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Or three: there are well-catalogued accessible written primary sources available, notably at The National Archives and BBC Written Archives, for purposes of enriching those existing accounts. These factors play out variously across the six chapters framed by an introduction and conclusion into which Chapman divides his history.

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The passage on Urban is the strongest, convincingly depicting the Anglo-American as not merely a prolific producer of non-fiction but also the one most self-consciously committed to it, in ways genuinely resonating with later documentary culture a belief in the utility of non-fiction and its superiority, from that perspective, to fiction cinema, and a related interest in organisational sponsorship. A concentration on the prestigious at the expense of the typical continues through the post-war sections.

Similarly the welcome section on the important company British Instructional Films concentrates on its feature length dramatic reconstructions of events of the recent war, lightly brushing past its Secrets of Nature series, of arguably greater long-term importance of which more anon. Yet his account feels fresh and would work well as a stand-alone essay fluently delineating various manifestations and changes and their multiple cultural, ideological and industrial contexts.

Positioning the former as an incongruity relative to the latter feels lopsided.

Nor, more surprisingly, are contemporary documentarists Molly Dineen and Kim Longinotto, though in fairness their nearest male equivalent Nick Broomfield is himself only briefly cited. Other closed showings were held for scientists in Paris and a photography assemblage in Brussels.

A public unveiling was planned, but Louis Lumiere held this off until late in December Early in the year he had placed an or- der with the engineer Jules Carpentier for twenty-five cinematographes. Throughout the year Carpentier was at work, in constant consultation with Louis Lumiere. Every secret of the apparatus was meanwhile guarded: the only existing cinematographe was the one used at the demonstrations. All films shown and shot during were made with this equipment by the Lumiere brothers themselves— almost all by Louis.

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The films made during this year numbered several dozen, all about a minute long— at the moment, this was the maximum length of a reel. They included several films that were soon to be world famous. Many Lumiere films were shown under a number of different titles; the French titles here used are as they appeared in Lumiere catalogues.

Leading the way, astronomer Janssen. In this we see a train approach, from long-shot to close-up. The camera is placed on the platform near the edge of the track.

The arrival of the train— vir- tually "on camera"— made spectators scream and dodge. As we see passengers leave the train, some pass close to the camera, seemingly unaware of it. The use of movement from a distance toward the viewer, and the surprising depth of field in the sequence, offered audi- ences an experience quite foreign to the theater, and different from anything in the Black Maria performances.

None used actors; Louis Lumiere rejected the theater as a model for motion pictures. When the gardener examines the nozzle to see what is wrong, the boy withdraws his foot and the gardener is drenched.

Some regard it as the first fiction film.

French life that grows more fascinating as the years recede: fisher- men and their nets; a boatride; swimmers; firemen at work; men saw- ing and selling firewood in a city street; a bicycle lesson; the demo- lition of a wall; children at the seaside; a blacksmith at work; a potato-sack race at a Lumiere employees' picnic. The events are small but vivid.All films shown and shot during were made with this equipment by the Lumiere brothers themselves— almost all by Louis.

Stylistically, Chapman is adept at cutting from long-shot summary to telling close-up details, and at blending information and insights harvested from previous writers with his own research and arguments so fluently that the joins are almost invisible. Throughout the year Carpentier was at work, in constant consultation with Louis Lumiere.

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