• Title: The Adventure of the Real: Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema
  • Author: Paul Henley
  • ISBN: 9780226327150
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Adventure of the Real Jean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema Though relatively unsung in the English speaking world Jean Rouch was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema Over the course of a fifty year career he completed over one hundred films b
    Though relatively unsung in the English speaking world, Jean Rouch 1917 2004 was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema Over the course of a fifty year career, he completed over one hundred films, both documentary and fiction, and exerted an influence far beyond academia Exhaustively researched yet elegantly written, The Adventure of the Real is the first comprehenThough relatively unsung in the English speaking world, Jean Rouch 1917 2004 was a towering figure of ethnographic cinema Over the course of a fifty year career, he completed over one hundred films, both documentary and fiction, and exerted an influence far beyond academia Exhaustively researched yet elegantly written, The Adventure of the Real is the first comprehensive analysis of his practical filmmaking methods Rouch developed these methods while conducting anthropological research in West Africa in the 1940s 1950s His innovative use of unscripted improvisation by his subjects had a profound impact on the French New Wave, Paul Henley reveals, while his documentary work launched the genre of cinema v rit In addition to tracking Rouch s pioneering career, Henley examines the technical strategies, aesthetic considerations, and ethical positions that contribute to Rouch s cinematographic legacy Featuring over one hundred and fifty images, The Adventure of the Real is an essential introduction to Rouch s work.

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