[Videolib] Labor Film Resource

Ciara Healy (cmhealy@waketech.edu)
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 08:25:36 -0400

My working-class studies girlfriend suggests this comprehensive,
excellent source for working class/labor films:

Author: Zaniello, Tom, 1943-
Title: Working stiffs, union maids, reds, and riffraff : an expanded
guide
to films about labor / Tom Zaniello.
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, 2003.
Description: x, 434 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publisher description: The revised and expanded edition of Working
Stiffs,
Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff offers 350 titles compared to the
original
edition's 150. The new book is global in scope, with examples of
labor films
from around the world. Each entry includes a critical commentary,
production
data, cast list, MPAA rating (if any), suggested related films,
annotated
references to books and websites for further reading, and information
about
availability of films for rental and/or purchase. This edition
addresses
both historical and contemporary films and features many more
documentaries
and hard-to-find information about agitprop and union-financed films.
Two
new sections will help the reader discover labor films in chronological

order or by nationality or affiliation with certain cinematic
movements.
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