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Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film

Indiana University Press

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ISBN 10: 0253025621 / ISBN 13: 9780253025623
Published by Indiana University Press, 2017
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Title: Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the ...

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

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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.

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