5Q6—Cinema Verite / Direct Cinema, and New Journalism
Grey Gardens via Amazon.com
What are the differences between cinema-verite and direct cinema? Of which style is Grey Gardens an example, and why?
Technically, why were the early 1960s ripe for exploring this new mode of documentary filmmaking? And how did technology change the filmmaker-subject relationship?
Read the first 8 pages of Flaming Classics (on D2L), and then explain what a queer text is.
For years, the LGBT community has embraced Grey Gardens. A University of Sussex film professor even describes the documentary as a "rite of passage for gay men." How is Grey Gardens a queer text?
Listen to a good chunk (if not all) of This American Life's "Harper High School: Part One" (2013), and then explain how it's an example of New Journalism (short reading on D2L).
As always, check your assignment against "Writing about Film and TV" (improperly formatted work will not receive full credit), save it as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]