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Mining the Home Movie

Excavations in Histories and Memories

By Karen L. Ishizuka (Edited by), Patricia R. Zimmermann (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 360 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 November 2007
The first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film, "Mining the Home Movie "makes visible, through image and analysis, the hidden yet ubiquitous world of home moviemaking. These essays boldly combine primary research, archival collections, critical analyses, filmmakers' own stories, and new theoretical approaches regarding the meaning and value of amateur and archival films. Editors Karen L. Ishizuka and Patricia R. Zimmermann have fashioned a groundbreaking volume that identifies home movies as vital methods of visually preserving history. The essays cover an enormous range of subject matter, defining an important genre of film studies and establishing the home movie as an invaluable tool for extracting historical and social insights.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction. The Home Movie Movement: Excavations, Artifacts, Minings--Patricia R. Zimmermann 1. Remaking Home Movies--Richard Fung 2. The Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution--John Homiak and Pamela Wintle 3. Wittgenstein Tractatus: Personal Reflections on Home Movies--Peter Forgacs 4. La Filmoteca de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico--Ivan Trujillo 5. Ordinary Film: Peter Forgacs's The Maelstrom--Michael S. Roth 6. The Imperial War Museum Film and Video Archive--Kay Gladstone 7. 90 Miles: The Politics and Aesthetics of Personal Documentary--Amy Villarejo 8. The Florida Moving Image Archive--Steven Davidson 9. Something Strong Within: A Visual Essay--Karen L. Ishizuka and Robert A. Nakamura 10. Something Strong Within as Historical Memory--Robert Rosen 11. The Moving Image Archive of the Japanese American National Museum--Karen L. Ishizuka 12. The Home Movie and the National Film Registry: The Story of Topaz--Karen L. Ishizuka and Patricia R. Zimmermann 13. The Nederlands Archive/Museum Institute--Nico de Klerk 14. Home Away from Home: Private Films from the Dutch East Indies--Nico de Klerk 15. The Library of Congress--Brian Taves 16. Deteriorating Memories: Blurring Fact and Fiction in Home Movies in India--Ayisha Abraham 17. The Movie Queen: Northeast Historic Film--Karan Sheldon and Dwight Swanson 18. The WPA Film Library--Carolyn Faber 19. Mule Racing in the Mississippi Delta--Karen Glynn 20. The Academy Film Archive--Lynne Kirste 21. "As If by Magic": Authority, Aesthetics, and Visions of the Workplace in Home Movies, circa 1931--1949--Heather Norris Nicholson 22. The New Zealand Film Archive/Nga Kaitiaki o Nga Taonga Whitiahua--Virginia Callanan 23. Working People, Topical Films, and Home Movies: The Case of the North West Film Archive--Maryann Gomes 24. The Oregon State Historical Society's Moving Image Archives--Michele Kribs 25. Reflections on the Family Home Movie as Document: A Semio-Pragmatic Approach--Roger Odin 26. The Stephen Lighthill Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive--Ross Lipman 27. Morphing History into Histories: From Amateur Film to the Archive of the Future--Patricia R. Zimmermann Selected Filmography and Videography Selected Bibliography Contributors Index

About the Author

Karen L. Ishizuka is an independent writer, curator, and documentary producer and is the author of Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration (2006). Patricia R. Zimmerman is Professor of Cinema and Photography at Ithaca College. She is the author of Reel Families: A Social History of Amateur Film (1995) and States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies (2000).

EAN: 9780520248076
ISBN: 0520248074
Publisher: University of California Press
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 centimetres (0.60 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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