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ReFocus: The Films of Barbara Kopple

Jeff Jaeckle and Susan Ryan


Building on existing interviews, journal articles, and archival research, The Films of Barbara Kopple assesses Kopple’s entire career to date, paying particular attention historical contexts, technique, critical reception, and ongoing influence. Each chapter blends close analyses of the films with insights drawn from film history and documentary studies to demonstrate that Kopple has consistently and often doggedly pursued projects that document the experiences of the victimized, the voiceless, and those in crisis. The contributors treat the entire scope of Kopple’s career, from her work in th ... More

Keywords: Barbara Kopple, documentary, gender, social class, labour documentaries, political documentaries, music in cinema

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474439947
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Jaeckle, editor
Portland Community College

Susan Ryan, editor
The College of New Jersey

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Part I Historical Contexts and Cultural Commentary

Part II Technique: Interviews, Music, Funding, and Fiction Filmmaking

Part III Impacts: Critical Reception and Ongoing Influence

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