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Title Films that work : industrial film and the productivity of media / edited by Vinzenz Hediger and Patrick Vonderau
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2009
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Description 1 online resource (491 pages) : illustrations
Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Contents Machine generated contents note: I. Navigating the Archive -- Archives and Archaeologies: The Place of Non-Fiction Film in Contemporary Media / Thomas Elsaesser -- Record, Rhetoric, Rationalization: Industrial Organization and Film / Patrick Vonderau / Vinzenz Hediger -- Vernacular Archiving: An Interview with Rick Prelinger / Patrick Vonderau -- II. Visuality and Efficiency -- Early Industrial Moving Pictures in Germany / Martin Loiperdinger -- Layers of Cheese: Generic Overlap in Early Non-Fiction Films on Production Processes / Eef Masson / Frank Kessler -- Images of Efficiency: The Films of Frank B. Gilbreth / Scott Curtis -- "What Hollywood Is to America, the Corporate Film Is to Switzerland": Remarks on Industrial Film as Utility Film / Yvonne Zimmermann -- Poussieres: Writing the Real vs. the Documentary Real / Gerard Leblanc -- Thermodynamic Kitsch: Computing in German Industrial Films, 1928/1963 / Vinzenz Hediger -- III. Films and Factories -- Touring as a Cultural Technique: Visitor Films and Autostadt Wolfsburg / Patrick Vonderau -- Corporate Films of Industrial Work: Renault (1916-1939) / Alain P. Michel -- Filming Work on Behalf of the Automobile Firm: The Case of Renault (1950-2002) / Gwenaele Rot / Nicolas Hatzfeld / Alain P. Michel -- Eccentricity, Education and the Evolution of Corporate Speech: Jam Handy and His Organization / Rick Prelinger -- Centron, an Industrial/Educational Film Studio, 1947-1981: A Microhistory / Faye E. Riley -- Films from Beyond the Well: A Historical Overview of Shell Films 243 / Rudmer Canjels -- IV. See, Learn, Control -- Personnel Is Political: Voice and Citizenship in Affirmative-Action Videos in the Bell System, 1970-1984 / Heide Solbrig -- Behaviorism, Animation, and Effective Cinema: The McGraw-Hill INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT Film Series and the Visual Culture of Management / Ramon Reichert
Summary The history of industrial films - an orphan genre of twentieth-century cinema composed of government-produced and industrially sponsored movies that sought to achieve the goals of their sponsors, rather than the creative artists involved - seems to have left no trace in filmic cultural discourse. At its height the industrial film industry employed thousands, produced several trade journals and festival circuits, engaged with giants of twentieth-century industry like Shell and AT & T, and featured the talents of iconic actors and directors such as Buster Keaton, John Grierson and Alain Resnais. This is the first full-length book, anthology, and annotated bibliography to analyse the industrial film and its remarkable history. Exploring the potential of the industrial film to uncover renewed and unexplored areas of media studies, this remarkable volume brings together renowned scholars such as Rick Prelinger and Thomas Elsaesser in a discussion of the radical potential and new possibilities in considering the history of this unexplored corporate medium
Industriële films worden gezien als een apart filmgenre van de twintigste eeuw. Ze werden geproduceerd en gesponsord door de overheid en grote bedrijven en moesten vooral aan de wensen van de sponsors voldoen, en niet zo zeer aan die van de filmmakers. In de hoogtijdagen werkten er duizenden mensen aan deze industriële films. Zo zijn er vakbladen en filmfestivals ontstaan door samenwerking met grote bedrijven als Shell en AT & T. Daarnaast hebben belangrijke regisseurs, zoals Buster Keaton, John Grierson en Alain Resnais, aan deze films meegewerkt. Toch lijkt de industriële film geen spoor te hebben achtergelaten in het filmische culturele discours. Films that Work is het eerste boek waarin de industriële film en zijn opmerkelijke geschiedenis worden onderzocht
Analysis Motion pictures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Industrial films -- History and criticism
The arts.
Film, TV and radio.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Industrial films.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Documentary films.
Documentary films.
Form Electronic book
Author Hediger, Vinzenz, 1969-
Vonderau, Patrick.
LC no. 2009524337
ISBN 9789048502264