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Home movies then and now


Home movies then and now

Czach, Elizabeth (2000) Home movies then and now. Masters thesis, Concordia University.



This study examines the practices and discourses of small gauge filmmaking and attempts to account for the longevity and persistence of the medium. Emphasis is placed on the perception of the home movie as the primary implementation of amateur filmmaking technology. Some of the issues addressed are: the ideology of the family as perpetuated in the home movie making aesthetics of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, the use of the home movie as a code within narrative commercial feature films, and the artistic and political claims made for small gauge filmmaking. The conclusion examines present-day discourses and the positioning of super 8 filmmaking as a revolutionary or radical practice.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Communication Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Czach, Elizabeth
Pagination:v, 99 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Communication Studies
Thesis Supervisor(s):Nadeau, Chantal
ID Code:1413
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:19
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:20
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