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South African cinema 1896-2010 /
Martin Botha.
imprint
Bristol : Intellect, 2012.
description
307 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1841504580 (pbk.) :, 9781841504582 (pbk.) :
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imprint
Bristol : Intellect, 2012.
isbn
1841504580 (pbk.) :
9781841504582 (pbk.) :
catalogue key
8351607
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-257), filmography (p. [259]-297) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Martin Botha is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. He published more than 200 articles, reports and papers on the South African media, including five books on South African cinema.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Taking an inclusive approach to South African film history, this volume represents an ambitious attempt to analyse and place inappropriate socio-political context the aesthetic highlights of South African cinema from 1896 to the present.
Main Description
Substantial parts of South African film history haven't been documented. This monograph represents the first broadly based text which encompasses the history of South African cinema in its entirety. It is a unique and pioneering text which addresses a palpable paucity of serious academic literature on this subject in South Africa and elsewhere. The significance of this publication cannot be overemphasized as it puts on the world cinema map a national production of considerable weight, neglected in the past by the international scholarly community, critics and the media.
Main Description
Taking an inclusive approach to South African film history, this volume represents an ambitious attempt to analyze and place in appropriate sociopolitical context the aesthetic highlights of South African cinema from 1896 to the present. Thoroughly researched and fully documented by renowned film scholar Martin Botha, the book focuses on the many highly creative uses of cinematic form, style, and genre as set against South Africa's complex and often turbulent social and political landscape. Included are more than two hundred illustrations and a look at many aspects of South African film history that haven't been previously documented.
Main Description
Taking an inclusive approach to South African film history, this volume represents an ambitious attempt to analyze and place in appropriate sociopolitical context the aesthetic highlights of South African cinema from 1896 to the present. Thoroughly researched and fully documented by renowned film scholar Martin Botha, the book focuses on the many highly creative uses of cinematic form, style, and genre as set against South Africa’s complex and often turbulent social and political landscape. Included are more than two hundred illustrations and a look at many aspects of South African film history that haven’t been previously documented.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Early South African cinema: 1895-1948p. 19
A few liberal voices in the 1950sp. 33
Pierre de wet, Jamie Uys and Afrikaans cinema in the 1950s and 1960sp. 41
Jans Rautenbachp. 55
Manie Van Rensburgp. 75
Ross Devenishp. 105
B Scheme filmsp. 113
The voices of the 1980sp. 119
Oppositional film-making in the 1980sp. 145
Attempts to create a national film commissionp. 157
Post-apartheid cinemap. 163
Themes and aesthetics of post-apartheid cinemap. 201
Bibliographyp. 253
Filmographyp. 259
Indexp. 299
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