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Amateur Movie Making

Amateur Movie Making

Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960

by Martha J. McNamara and Karan Sheldon
Paperback
Publication Date: 29/05/2017
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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 collections of Northeast Historic Film, a moving image repository and study center that was established to collect, preserve, and interpret the audiovisual record of northern New England. Contributors from diverse backgrounds examine the visual aesthetics of these films while placing them in their social, political, and historical contexts. Each discussion is enhanced by technical notes and the analyses are also juxtaposed with personal reflections by artists who have close connections to particular amateur filmmakers. These reflections reanimate the original private contexts of the home movies before they were recast as objects of study and artifacts of public history.

ISBN:
9780253026163
9780253026163
Category:
Film theory & criticism
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
29-05-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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