Middletown : the making of a documentary film series /
Dwight W. Hoover.
Chur ; Philadelphia : Harwood Academic Publishers, c1992.
xvii, 225 p. ; 24 cm.
3718605430 (hardcover) 3718605422 (softcover)
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Chur ; Philadelphia : Harwood Academic Publishers, c1992.
3718605430 (hardcover) 3718605422 (softcover)
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Filmography: p. [209]-210.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-222) and index.
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Middletown, the pseudonym for Muncie, Indiana, has been a sociological study since 1922. In the late 1970s, applications for federal grants allowed a group of ethnological filmmakers to create seven films for public TV based on the long-term project. Hoover (history, Ball State University), director emeritus of the Center for Middletown Studies, documents, with the intensity of a scrupulous diary, the step-by-step process by which the grants were approved and the effects of the interactions of the academics and filmmakers involved. The book is gossipy, to say the least, but it contains a comprehensive bibliography and filmography for all scholars who wish to relocate the sources of the inception of the Middletown plan as well as understand what it took to make the documentaries and how they fared once screened. Appropriate for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. A. Hirsh; Central Connecticut State University
Table of Contents
The Making of a Documentary Film Series
Filmography The Beginning of the Film Project
National Endowment for the Humanities Seeking the Way
Completing the Series
Things Go Sour On the Air
Seventeen Refuses to Die
What Happened to Everybody?
Reflections and Conclusions
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