Living Dangerously: A Biography of Joris Ivens

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Amsterdam University Press, 2000 - 443 Seiten
The Dutch film maker Joris Ivens (1898-1989) was one of the founding fathers of documentary film. The career of this eternal traveller spanned over sixty years, from his first film in the twenties to his last, finished at the age of ninety. Among Ivens's friends and collaborators were leading filmmakers and actors like Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Dovzhenko, Chaplin, Milestone, Capra, Losey, Flaherty, Grierson, De Santis, the Taviani brothers, Signoret, Montand and Marker.

In his early years Joris Ivens was a prominent figure in the international film avant-garde. From the thirties onwards he became, according to American film historian Robert Sklar, 'the most important political filmmaker of the decade, probably of the century'. His films on Soviet socialism, the Spanish Civil War, the Indonesian struggle for independence, the Vietnam-war and the Cuban and Chinese revolutions, make him a subject of controversy in any debate on the relationship between art and propaganda.

Hans Schoots has based his biography on new research of Ivenss complete filmwork and of unknown production-documents, personal letters and diaries, found in many archives, such as Ivens's FBI-dossier and State Archives in Moscow and former Eastern-Berlin. Artistic and political milieus in Amsterdam, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Hollywood, Paris, Havana, Hanoi and Beijing provide the background of this fascinating life-story. This is the volume 11 in the Amsterdam University Press series Film Culture in Transition, edited by Thomas Elsaesser.
 

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Inhalt

Introduction
7
The Bosss Son 18981921
11
Ragmop 1921 1927
21
A Time of Daily Discoveries 1927 1929
34
Exactly How We See It Too Sir 1929
49
You hear me Father Mother World Charnel House 1930 1931
73
The Magnetic Mountain 1932
74
Socialist Realism 1933
84
Indonesia Merdeka 1945 1946
194
The Uncle Behind the Iron Curtain 1947 1950
211
The Blue Book 19501956
228
Breathing Space 19571960
250
Cowboy Boots and Guerrilla Cap 1960 1964
265
A Socialist Scoop 1964 1968
285
SixtyNine in SixtyEight 19681971
302
The Old Steed Gallops a Thousand Li 1971 1978
316

Sidetracked 19341936
97
Land of Opportunity 1936
110
The Spanish Labyrinth 1937
118
Chinese Poker 1938
135
Ivenss Interbellum 1939 1941
151
Clamour Boy of the Revolution 1941 1944
163
War Under the Palm Trees 19441945
179
An Arduous DeStalinization 1978 1985
338
Unfavorable Winds 19851989
351
Acknowledgements
363
Bibliography
418
Index of Persons
433
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\Hans Schoots is a freelance writer specialized in film and media.

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