RE: [Videolib] Gary's Intro to Doc class

Syp, Marc P. (
Wed, 10 Nov 2004 16:28:22 -0600

P.S. One of my favorite scenes in Man Bites Dog is when the film's "crew"
runs into an obnoxious video crew and offs them in the stairwell. It
perhaps had more power back then, before HD 24p digital cinematography had
been invented, but still -- it is a deeply satisfying expression of film
snobbery. :-)

Marc Syp
Supervisor, Film Library
St. Louis Public Library

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 2:58 PM
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Gary's Intro to Doc class

Thanks Marc...I've ordered a copy of Forgotten Silver for the Media
Center...haven't seen it yet.

Still trying to figure out what to use in this slot. I love the film I
tentatively have planned for mock/doc: Mao: The Real Man (First
Run/Icarus) which is a hilarious send-up of historical documentary
evidence, documentary codes and conventions (and of academic pretension, to
boot). I was also considering the French film "Man Bites Dog" in which
doc filmmakers get a little too involved in filming the life of a serial
killer (thereby skewering (literally) verite conventions of



At 01:27 PM 11/10/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>Since you are ending with Mock Docs, perhaps Peter Jackson's "Forgotten
>Silver" would be appropriate? The students would certainly be in a
>to appreciate all the film history jokes...
>Marc Syp
>Supervisor, Film Library
>St. Louis Public Library
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Gary Handman
>Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 10:55 AM
>Subject: [Videolib] Gary's Intro to Doc class
>Hi all...
>In an effort to get our minds off of fee-for-service issues....I'm honored
>to have been asked to teach the intro to documentary class in the film
>studies dept here at UCB next semester. Really excited about it (65
>students! yow!) Thought it might be fun to share the syllabus with you
>(still a work in progress). I'd be very interested in hearing your
>and/or suggestions. I need all the counsel and advice I can get.
>Gary Handman
>Media Resources Center
>Moffitt Library
>UC Berkeley
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


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