Film and Video Studies

Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema

Description

This collection contains images from "Ozu and the Poetics of Cinema" by David Bordwell, published by the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies. The text is an account of the director Yasujiro Ozu's life and career, analysis of the social context behind his work, and individual critiques of all 55 of his films.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44213
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Film Criticism

Description

Volume 40 - (2016- ) Film Criticism is a peer-reviewed, online publication whose aim is to bring together scholarship in the field of cinema and media studies in order to present the finest work in this area, foregrounding textual criticism as a primary value. Readership is academic, although they publish material that is both accessible to undergraduates and engaging to established scholars.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44141
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Film Platform

Description

Film Platform serves as a bridge between academia and documentary film, bringing students and professors the most relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit.  The collection is curated by film experts and academics to showcase critically-acclaimed documentaries of social poitical and cultural importance.

Current films available are Pray the Devil Back to Hell; 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets; Food Chains

 

 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42323
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Thomas A. Edison Papers

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American politics and society
Description

This collection is broken into the Thomas A. Edison papers, parts 1-5 covering 1850-1919, along with a collection of Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908.

All 5 parts of the Thomas A. Edison papers include lab notebooks, correspondence, and other papers and all are from the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (ENHP) in West Orange, New Jersey. Covering Edison's work on the incandescent light bulb to his marriage to Mina Miller Edison to the consolidation of the National Phonograph Company, these papers provide comprehensive access to the life and work of Edison as inventor, businessman, scientist, and entrepreneur.

The Motion Picture Catalogs collection consists of 6,000 pages of American motion picture catalogs published between 1894 and 1908. The earliest documents were those printed in 1894 by sales agents for Thomas Edison's kinetoscope. The catalogs that were distributed between 1894 and 1908 advertised films, equipment, and related posters, slides, lectures, and phonographs. They ranged from complete multi-page listings of a distributor's stock to one-page synopses of a production company's latest product. After more than a century, a comparatively small number of such catalogs remain. Some are fragmentary or incomplete; most are unique; and all are fragile. In a few cases only photocopies of the originals survive. This collection includes all known catalogs distributed in the United States by U.S. producers, by European producers through their U.S. offices, and by domestic agents for U.S. and European films, and focuses on films that received significant distribution in the United States.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41466
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Chinese Film and Newsreel Scripts from the Cultural Revolution Online

Description

Documentary films and newsreels were two of the major mass media and communication channels in China from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. They covered all aspects of social activities, though the emphasis was on developments in the building of a socialist country. The bulk of the items in the collection are transcripts for the documentary films and newsreels from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976. 

 

Note: Collection of film advertisements and transcripts of Chinese documentary films and newsreels that spans the years 1946 to 1985. All documents are in Chinese.


Size: 1750 items (3.0 linear feet) 8 microfilm reels (35 mm) digital images available in the IDC Digital Library (www.idc-digilib.nl)
Provenance: The Chinese Filmscript and Advertisement Collection was received by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library as a transfer in 2005. The material in this collection was found in a cinema company office in Henan province, China.
 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41038
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Docuseek2

Alternative Titles
Docuseek
Description

Docuseek2 provides streaming access to over 750 documentary and social issue films covering a wide variety of subjects. Content providers include Bullfrog Films, Collective Eye Films (including The Fanlight Collection and dGenerate Films), Kartemquin Films, National Film Board of Canada, Scorpion TV, Sincerely Films, Terra Nova Films and Villon Films.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40130
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Theatre in Video: Volume II

Alternative Titles
Theatre in Video 2
Theatre in Video Volume 2
Theater in Video Volume II
Theater in Video Volume 2
Theater in Video 2
Description

Theatre in Video: Volume II complements Theatre in Video with about 400 additional hours of plays and documentaries.  Volume II has a greater focus on contemporary and international productions.  Includes performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the BBC, Theatre Arts Films and TMW Media Group. 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40092
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