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Editing for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaborative

by Gael ChandlerMichael Wiese Productions, 2021ISBN # 9781615933280270 pages By Betsy A. McLane The title Editing for Directors can be read in two ways. 1. ...

Hitchcock and the Censors

By John BillheimerUniversity Press of KentuckyHardcover, 384 pages,ISBN #978-0-8131-7742-7 Author John Billheimer’s Hitchcock and the Censors proves that there is always something newto discover about ...

The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation’s Golden Age

By Jake S Friedman322 pages2022 Chicago Review Press Jake Friedman deserves a rousing hurrah! for writing “The Disney Revolt, the Great Labor Warof Animation’s Golden ...

Cinema ’62: The Greatest Year at the Movies

By Stephen Farber and Michael McClellanForward by Bill Condon270 pagesRutgers University Press2020ISBN-10: 1978808828 The explanatory subtitle of the new book Cinema ’62: The Greatest Year ...

‘Shooting Midnight Cowboy’ Examines a Classic of Late-1960s Cinema

Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark ClassicBy Glenn Frankel By Betsy McLane “Shooting Midnight Cowboy” is the wrong title ...

Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of Filmmaking: From the Silent Era to Synchronized Sound

by George LarkinRoutledge 2019ISBN # 978-1-138-58833-2223 pagesBy Betsy A. McLane George Larkin offers a startling premise in the book Post-Production and the Invisible Revolution of ...

Listen to Britain: 100 Docs from Across the Pond

100 British Documentaries — BFI Screen Guides By Patrick Russell British Film Institute 2007, London 270 pages with b&w Illustrations Even before I read the ...

Now We Are Seven: Parsing ‘The Up Series’

Seven Up By Stella Bruzzi BFI TV Classics 126 pages black & white and color photos The British Film Institute once again proves itself to ...

THE WAR GAME

By Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D. Peter Watkins THE WAR GAME is one of the most controversial films ever to win the Academy Awards for Best ...

The Measure of Success for Documentaries in U.S. Political Scene 2007

By Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D. Written in response to this request from THE VELVET LIGHT TRAP: In recent years, there has been an upswing in ...

The River Runs Through It: The Lost Legacy of Pare Lorentz

By Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D. The Scenario Huge storms pound the middle third of the United States. The Mississippi overflows it banks, flooding towns, killing ...

Cinema and the Origins of 3-D Film 1838–1952

The University Press of Kentucky, 2007 By Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D.   Note: although 3-D and Stereoscopic are different, for purposes of this review the ...

SIGHTS UNSEEN: a Discourse on the History of Mass Mediated War

By Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D. Where is it written that seeing is believing? The recent war in Iraq (Iraq II) saw the first widespread use ...

MY SECOND LIFE and DREAMWORLD film review

One of the central questions incessantly asked of documentary film and video is, “Is that real?” People who think about film, and documentary in particular, ...

Frederick Wiseman for DocPoint

By Betsy A. McLane Ph.D.Approximately 1000 wordsNovember 29, 2005 “My goal is to make as many films as possible about different aspects of American life.”  ...

Editor Tina Hirsch at 2005 UFVA Conference From THE EDITORS GUILD MAGAZINE

By Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D. Teaching and editing go hand in hand. There is great tradition in Hollywood editing; most editors working today have spent ...

Program Notes for the AMPAS screening of the The SEA AROUND US, Fall 2005

By Betsy A. McLane, Ph.D. Rachel Carson’s (1917–1964) classic book THE SEA AROUND US, remains in print and is widely distributed more than fifty years ...
The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of the Motion Picture

History, Horses’ Hooves and Homicide

Aselect handful of names are forever linked to the invention of motion pictures: Thomas Edison (US), August and Louis Lumière (France), Robert William Paul (UK) and ...

Brazilian Documentary Story

In North America, conversations about Brazil might center, depending upon one’s particular bent, on the beauty of the beaches and the jungles of the Amazon; ...