Beyond document essay film nonfiction

CHARLES WARREN has taught English and Film at the New School and Harvard University, and currently teaches Film and Writing at Tufts University. He is coeditor of Jean-Luc Godard's Hail Mary (1993) and author of T. S. Eliot on Shakespeare (1987).

The danger of this subject-by-subject organization is that your paper will simply be a list of points: a certain number of points (in my example, three) about one subject, then a certain number of points about another. This is usually not what college instructors are looking for in a paper—generally they want you to compare or contrast two or more things very directly, rather than just listing the traits the things have and leaving it up to the reader to reflect on how those traits are similar or different and why those similarities or differences matter. Thus, if you use the subject-by-subject form, you will probably want to have a very strong, analytical thesis and at least one body paragraph that ties all of your different points together.

• Acknowledgements
• I. Words of Welcome, by Stanley Cavell
• 2. Introduction with a Brief History of Nonfiction Film, by Charles Warren
• 3. Death and the Image, by Jay Cantor
• 4. Memory’s Movies, by Patricia Hampl
• 5. Eternal Verites, by William Rothman
• 6. The Toil of Thought: On Several Nonfiction Films by Women, by Helene Keyssar
• 7. The Camera People, by Eliot Weinberger
• 8. The Impulse to Preserve, by Robert Gardner
• 9. You are There, by Maureen Howard
• 10. Earth and Beyond: Dusan Makaveyev’s WR: Mysteries of the Organism, by Charles Warren
• 11. In Search of the Centaur: The Essay Film, by Phillip Lopate
• 12. Vertov’s Cinematic Transposition of Reality, by Vlada Petric
• 13. Sorting Facts; or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker, by Susan Howe
• 14. Selected Bibliography
• 15. About the Contributors
• 16. Index

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• Acknowledgements
• I. Words of Welcome, by Stanley Cavell
• 2. Introduction with a Brief History of Nonfiction Film, by Charles Warren
• 3. Death and the Image, by Jay Cantor
• 4. Memory’s Movies, by Patricia Hampl
• 5. Eternal Verites, by William Rothman
• 6. The Toil of Thought: On Several Nonfiction Films by Women, by Helene Keyssar
• 7. The Camera People, by Eliot Weinberger
• 8. The Impulse to Preserve, by Robert Gardner
• 9. You are There, by Maureen Howard
• 10. Earth and Beyond: Dusan Makaveyev’s WR: Mysteries of the Organism, by Charles Warren
• 11. In Search of the Centaur: The Essay Film, by Phillip Lopate
• 12. Vertov’s Cinematic Transposition of Reality, by Vlada Petric
• 13. Sorting Facts; or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker, by Susan Howe
• 14. Selected Bibliography
• 15. About the Contributors
• 16. Index

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beyond document essay film nonfiction

Beyond document essay film nonfiction

The danger of this subject-by-subject organization is that your paper will simply be a list of points: a certain number of points (in my example, three) about one subject, then a certain number of points about another. This is usually not what college instructors are looking for in a paper—generally they want you to compare or contrast two or more things very directly, rather than just listing the traits the things have and leaving it up to the reader to reflect on how those traits are similar or different and why those similarities or differences matter. Thus, if you use the subject-by-subject form, you will probably want to have a very strong, analytical thesis and at least one body paragraph that ties all of your different points together.

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beyond document essay film nonfiction

Beyond document essay film nonfiction

• Acknowledgements
• I. Words of Welcome, by Stanley Cavell
• 2. Introduction with a Brief History of Nonfiction Film, by Charles Warren
• 3. Death and the Image, by Jay Cantor
• 4. Memory’s Movies, by Patricia Hampl
• 5. Eternal Verites, by William Rothman
• 6. The Toil of Thought: On Several Nonfiction Films by Women, by Helene Keyssar
• 7. The Camera People, by Eliot Weinberger
• 8. The Impulse to Preserve, by Robert Gardner
• 9. You are There, by Maureen Howard
• 10. Earth and Beyond: Dusan Makaveyev’s WR: Mysteries of the Organism, by Charles Warren
• 11. In Search of the Centaur: The Essay Film, by Phillip Lopate
• 12. Vertov’s Cinematic Transposition of Reality, by Vlada Petric
• 13. Sorting Facts; or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker, by Susan Howe
• 14. Selected Bibliography
• 15. About the Contributors
• 16. Index

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