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Pare Lorentz and the documentary film, by Robert L. Snyder

Label
Pare Lorentz and the documentary film
Title
Pare Lorentz and the documentary film
Statement of responsibility
by Robert L. Snyder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In October 1990, the Library of Congress announced its list of twenty-five culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant films to be added to the National Film Registry. The River, written and directed by Pare Lorentz in 1937, was inducted along with Scorsese's Raging Bull and Capra's It's a Wonderful Life
  • Originally published in 1967, Pare Lorentz and the Documentary Film was the first book devoted exclusively to the works of Lorentz. Robert L. Snyder focuses on the films Lorentz made for the United States Film Service - The River, The Plow That Broke the Plains, and The Fight for Life. With the exception of a few vintage World War I training films, these three films were the first made by the government for general viewing by the American public
  • It was Lorentz's idea to produce a series of films about the pressing problems facing the nation during the Great Depression - drought, floods, poverty, and slums. With an initial budget of $6,000 and the enormous drive and energy of a young director who had never made a motion picture, the beginnings were anything but auspicious. The results, however, were sensational and often made national headlines
  • In spite of inadequate budgets, bureaucratic red tape, professional jealousies, Lorentz developed new filming techniques and set new standards in his documentaries. Snyder has written a perceptive account of the production of these classic films and the contemporary reaction to them, along with a critical evaluation of each work. This is an important book for anyone interested in documentary film and the history of the Depression era
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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Snyder, Robert L
Dewey number
070.1/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D6
LC item number
S56 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Documentary films
  • Lorentz, Pare
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Lorentz, Pare
  • Documentary films
  • United States
  • Lorentz, Pare
Label
Pare Lorentz and the documentary film, by Robert L. Snyder
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. With new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. The Roots of the Films of Merit -- II. The Plow That Broke the Plains -- III. The River -- IV. The Formation and Financing of the United States Film Service -- V. Ecce Homo! and The Fight for Life -- VI. Other Productions and Projects of the Film Service -- VII. The End of the Films of Merit -- VIII. An Evaluation of the Films of Merit -- A. Letter from Comptroller General McCord to Administrator, Resettlement Administration, August 19, 1935 -- B. Letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Lowell Mellett, August 13, 1938 -- C. Letter from President Roosevelt to Henry A. Wallace, August 13, 1938 -- D. Letter from Lowell Mellett to Pare Lorentz, August 13, 1938 -- E. Letter from President Roosevelt to Lowell Mellett, September 20, 1938 -- F. Letter from President Roosevelt to John Studebaker, July 1, 1939 -- G. Letter from Pare Lorentz to Louis Gruenberg -- H. Bulletin from the United Parents Associations -- I. Proposals for an Inter-American Film Program, August 16, 1939
  • J. Data on the Films of Merit
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874174113
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45727721
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Pare Lorentz and the documentary film, by Robert L. Snyder
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1968. With new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • I. The Roots of the Films of Merit -- II. The Plow That Broke the Plains -- III. The River -- IV. The Formation and Financing of the United States Film Service -- V. Ecce Homo! and The Fight for Life -- VI. Other Productions and Projects of the Film Service -- VII. The End of the Films of Merit -- VIII. An Evaluation of the Films of Merit -- A. Letter from Comptroller General McCord to Administrator, Resettlement Administration, August 19, 1935 -- B. Letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Lowell Mellett, August 13, 1938 -- C. Letter from President Roosevelt to Henry A. Wallace, August 13, 1938 -- D. Letter from Lowell Mellett to Pare Lorentz, August 13, 1938 -- E. Letter from President Roosevelt to Lowell Mellett, September 20, 1938 -- F. Letter from President Roosevelt to John Studebaker, July 1, 1939 -- G. Letter from Pare Lorentz to Louis Gruenberg -- H. Bulletin from the United Parents Associations -- I. Proposals for an Inter-American Film Program, August 16, 1939
  • J. Data on the Films of Merit
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780874174113
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45727721
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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