Bibliographic Details

The cinema of me : the self and subjectivity in first person documentary.

Imprint New York : Wallflower Press, ©2012.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages)
Language English
Series Nonfictions
Subject Self in motion pictures.
Subjectivity in motion pictures.
Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Biography.
Autobiographical memory in motion pictures.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Documentary films -- Authorship.
Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Subjectivity in motion pictures.
Autobiographical memory in motion pictures.
Documentary films.
Motion picture producers and directors.
Self in motion pictures.
Subjectivity in motion pictures.
Dokumentärfilm -- historia.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Lebow, Alisa.
ISBN 0231850166
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes filmography (pages 268-270).
Summary When a filmmaker makes a film with herself as a subject, she is already divided as both the subject matter of the film and the subject making the film. The two senses of the word are immediately in play -- the matter and the maker -- thus the two ways of being subjectified as both subject and object. Subjectivity finds its filmic expression, not surprisingly, in very personal ways, yet it is nonetheless shaped by and in relation to collective expressions of identity that can transform the cinema of 'me' into the cinema of 'we'. Leading scholars and practitioners of first-person film are brought together in this groundbreaking collection to consider the theoretical, ideological, and aesthetic challenges wrought by this form of filmmaking in its diverse cultural, geographical, and political contexts.
Other form Print version: 9780231162159 0231162154