ERIC Number: ED390791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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World Cinema: Diary of a Day. A Celebration of the Centenary of Cinema: In Conjunction with bfi [British Film Institute].
Cowie, Peter, Ed.
This publication resulted from a project of the British Film Institute (bfi). The aim was to emphasize that cinema takes a number of different forms, fulfills a variety of roles within different societies, and has different models of its social function. Toward this end, film-makers from all over the world were invited to write a diary about the work they were doing on one day, Thursday, June 10, 1993. More than 1,000 individuals kept a diary on that day. Of these, 420 entries were selected for this publication. The entries reflect not just what happens when a film is being made, but also, report on all stages of the production cycle and what happens afterwards. The entries are organized under 25 chapters: (1) "Hollywood Marks the Day"; (2) "From Pens to PC's: The Writing Stage"; (3) "Art of the Pitch: Getting the Project Off the Ground"; (4) "Cast Away: In Pre-Production"; (5) "Scouting Locations"; (6) "Action! The Shooting Phase"; (7) "Mix and Match: In Post Production"; (8) "Marketing the Product"; (9) "Opening Night: The Screening Process"; (10) "The Festival Circuit"; (11) "Shuttle Diplomacy: The Producers"; (12) "Help Me If You Can: Funding and Administration"; (13) "From Stars to Stand-Ins: The Actors"; (14) "Behind the Cameras"; (15) "The Cutting Edge? The Censors"; (16) "Reading Between the Lines: Journalists and Critics"; (17) "The Animators"; (18) "The Documentarists"; (19) "Surviving Against the Odds"; (20) "Preserving the Legacy: Archives and Memorabilia"; (21) "Opening Eyes and Minds: The Study of Film"; (22) "Getting Together"; (23) "Waiting and Watching: The Next Assignment"; (24) "Frustrations, Tensions, and the Whole Damned Thing"; and (25) "Passing Thoughts." Twenty color and 300 black and white photographs augment the text. The work is indexed and concludes with a list of all those who kept a diary for this collaborative effort. (MM)
Descriptors: Acting, Animation, Artists, Career Exploration, Censorship, Diaries, Film Criticism, Film Industry, Film Production, Film Study, Films, Fund Raising, Marketing, Mass Media, Personal Narratives, Photography, Postsecondary Education, Preservation, Production Techniques, Publicity, Scripts, Secondary Education, Special Effects, Visual Arts
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