Joris Ivens and the Documentary Context

Edited by Kees Bakker

Joris Ivens and the Documentary Context
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Edited by Kees Bakker

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300 pages | illustrated | © 1999
Cloth $50.75 ISBN: 9789053564257 Published June 1999 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
The life of Joris Ivens (1898-1989) coincides roughly with the history of the film. His own place of prominence in that history was earned by his pioneering work in the documentary film, which combined a striking aesthetic with intense personal and political involvement. This book places his life and work in the context of twentieth-century history and the development of the documentary film. Articles by film scholars, historians, former co-workers, and by Joris Ivens himself present a complex portrait of this outstanding filmmaker, illuminating the social, political, and aesthetic facets of his life and work, as well as of the documentary film in general.




Contents
Introduction
 
Preliminaries
Joris Ivens and the Documentary Project, José Manuel Costa
A Way of Seeing: Joris Ivens's Documentary Century, Kees Bakker
 
Perspectives
The Song of Movement, André Stufkens
High-tech Avant-garde: Philips Radio, Karel Dibbets
Between Two Letters, Günter Jordan
Mein Kind--As if it Were Ivens's Child, Alfons Machalz
La Seine A Rencontré Paris and the Documentary in France in the Fifties, Michèle Lagney
Joris Ivens and the Documentary in Italy, Vigilio Tosi
Joris Ivens and Marceline Loridan: A Fruitful Encounter, Jean-Pierre Sergent
 
Reflection
The Documentary and the Turn from Modernism, Bill Nichols
'Honest, Straightforward Re-enactment': The Staging of Reality, Brian Winston
Joris Ivens and the Legacy of Committed Documentary, Thomas Waugh
A Special Relationship: Joris Ivens and the Netherlands, Bert Hogenkamp
Music and Soundtrack in Joris Ivens's Films, Claude Brunel
A Key to the Metaphysics of the Wind, Sylvain De Bleeckere
 
Articles by Joris Ivens
Notes on the Avant-garde Documentary Film (1931)
The Artistic Power of the Documentary Film (1932)
On the Method of the Documentary Film - in Particular the Film Komsomol (1932)
Hollywood (1936)
Notes on Hollywood (1936)
Speech after the Screening of The Spanish Earth (1937)
Documentary: Subjectrivity and Montage (1939)
Repeated and Organized Scenes in Documentary Films (1953)
Film and Progress (1963)
Notes
 
A Short Biography of Joris Ivens
Filmography
Selected Bibliography
About the Authors
Illustrations
Index
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