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Film Quarterly (2012) 66 (1): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Scott MacDonald An interview with Michael Glawogger whose documentary practice takes him where the dirty work of the world is done. In his “Globalization Trilogy,” including the recent Whores’ Glory , he often puts himself in harm’s way to reveal the surreality of what for much of the world is the...
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Film Quarterly (2012) 66 (1): 50–61.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Des O’Rawe This essay examines the relations between documentary style and political sensibility in the cinema of William Klein. It is structured around cultural phenomena that have remained integral to his artistic career, and encourages a more thorough engagement with the work of this diverse...
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Film Quarterly (2012) 65 (4): 48–52.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Kris Fallon Though best known as a documentary filmmaker, Errol Morris's recent use of other mediums including books, a blog, Twitter and short films demonstrates a willingness to rethink old questions in new terms. As Morris begin working across media he seems to be offering a critical take on the...
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Film Quarterly (2011) 65 (1): 17–24.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gerald Sim Janus Metz discusses his award-winning film Armadillo (2010), which he shot while embedded with a platoon of Danish soldiers in Afghanistan's Helmand province. He locates the film within the discourse of the War on Terror, the possibilities of documentary style, and the mythologies of...
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Film Quarterly (2009) 63 (1): 50–55.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Abéé Mark Nornes A report on the state of independent documentary filmmaking in China in 2009, covering in particular the Yunnan Multicultural Visual Festival (or Yunfest, as it is known) in Kunming and the China Documentary Film Festival in Songzhuang. A variety of factors have converged to make...
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Film Quarterly (2009) 63 (1): 36–43.
Published: 01 September 2009
... experiments, Yucatan, and Vermeer's wife Catharina Bolnes. ©© 2009 by the Regents of the University of California. 2009 documentary essay film Peter Thompson El movimiento Lowlands It would hardly be an exaggeration to call Peter Thompson the best Chicago filmmaker you never heard of. His...
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Film Quarterly (2009) 62 (4): 39–44.
Published: 01 June 2009
... interpretation in the construction of visual evidence. ©© 2009 by the Regents of the University of California. 2009 Standard Operating Procedure documentary Errol Morris Abu Ghraib digital photography FILm QuArTerLY 39 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE : MEDIATING TORTURE CAETLIN BENSON-ALLOTT...
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Film Quarterly (2008) 62 (1): 46–57.
Published: 01 September 2008
...James S. Williams This essay assesses Antonioni's oeuvre in its totality, focusing in particular on its constant negotiation of two extremes: documentary and melodrama. The essay argues that Antonioni's is a visionary project which, by achieving a genuine encounter between art and technology...
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Film Quarterly (2008) 62 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Jonathan Rosenbaum This essay discusses the most recent BBC documentary series by Adam Curtis: The Century of the Self, The Power of Nightmares , and The Trap . It is argued that the theses of the films are to a degree undermined by Curtis's reliance on the same persuasive, advertising-style...
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Film Quarterly (2008) 62 (1): 66–69.
Published: 01 September 2008
...William Johnson This essay reviews two documentaries: Biùùtiful Cauntri , an exposéé of waste-disposal criminality in the Naples area of Italy, and Traces of the Trade , in which members of New England family uncover their ancestors' deep involvement in the slave trade. ©© 2008 by the Regents of...
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Film Quarterly (2008) 61 (4): 62–66.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Dudley Andrew This article includes a translation, facsimile, and analysis of a typescript fragment by Bazin, which is evidence of his engagement with Sartre's The Imaginary . ©© 2008 by the Regents of the University of California. 2008 Bazin Sartre Barthes documentary photography...
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Film Quarterly (2008) 61 (3): 18–23.
Published: 01 March 2008
...William Johnson This comparative essay deals with two films, Forever (a documentary about the Pèère Lachaise cemetery in Paris directed by Heddy Honigman), and Silent Light (a fiction film set among Mexican Mennonites, and featuring a non-professional cast directed by Carlos Reygadas), both of...
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Film Quarterly (2007) 61 (2): 18–20.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Ernest Callenbach ABSTRACT Michael Moore's latest polemical documentary is, as this review of Sicko argues, characteristically obstreperous and heartfelt. Moore's indictment of U.S. healthcare is in its ambition comparable to the work of Frederick Wiseman, who also depicts the parlous state of...
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Film Quarterly (2007) 61 (1): 24–29.
Published: 01 September 2007
...William Johnson ABSTRACT A review of Philip Grööning's documentary about the Grande Chartreuse monastery in France. Particular attention is paid to the film's use of available light and speech (and other sounds) in its successful attempt, in a manner that arguably evokes Bresson and Dreyer, to...
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Film Quarterly (2007) 60 (4): 30–34.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Jennifer Malkowski ABSTRACT Steve James's Reel Paradise and Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi's Sisters in Law exemplify divergent paths in the field of ethnographic documentary since 1922's formative Nanook of the North . The observational style of Sisters in Law bests the self-indulgence of Reel...
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Film Quarterly (2006) 60 (2): 4–10.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Ernest Callenbach ABSTRACT Spike Lee's documentary about the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans is a harrowing assemblage of personal testimonies from city residents and an indictment of the response from government agencies. This review analyzes When the Levees Broke as a documentary film...