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Germaine DulacA Cinema of Sensations$
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Tami Williams

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038471

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038471.001.0001

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Fiction, Newsreels, and Social Documentary in the Sound Era

Fiction, Newsreels, and Social Documentary in the Sound Era

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(p.163) Chapter 5 Fiction, Newsreels, and Social Documentary in the Sound Era
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Germaine Dulac
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Tami Williams

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038471.003.0005

This chapter traces Dulac's transition to nonfiction filmmaking in the early 1930s, in her work as founding director of one of the most important news reel companies of the period (France-Actualités-Gaumont, 1932–35). It examines the aesthetic and social dimensions of her conception of the newsreel and its capacity for objectivity, as well as its ability to reveal reality and inner meanings beyond that which is visible with the human eye. The chapter also considers Dulac's socially and politically engaged nonfiction films and projects of the Popular Front, particularly her unique newsreel-based, pacifist documentary feature, Le Cinéma au service de l'histoire (1935), which investigates cinema's role as an actor within history.

Keywords:   Germaine Dulac, nonfiction filmmaking, news-reel companies, France-Actualités-Gaumont, Popular Front, Le Cinéma au service de l'histoire

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