Elbeszéléskényszer, dokumentumfilm és a történeti emlékezet konstruálása. Adalékok a történelmi dokumentumfilm és az oral history módszertani...
Constraints on Narration, Documentary Film and the Construction of Historical Memory. Contributions to the Comparison of the Methods of Documentary...
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Replika Alapítvány
Keywords: history; oral history; film; documentary; narration; memory;
Summary/Abstract: What can be the nature of the relationship between history and motion picture documentary? What is the status of a past event in the process of video documenting? Can a film really document history? Or, put it differently, is it history that it is documenting? What is the possible relationship between the method of oral history and the documentation of history by capture on film? What kind of procedures can a documentary film maker choosing a historical topic use, and what are the procedures that can be used by a researcher of applying the method of oral history? What can be the possible contributions of the methods and techniques of historical documentaries for the historian? And finally: what is to be done with historical narration, when not everything can be subjected to narration? These are the questions we seek to answer, when we explore the narrative procedures at work in a number of documentaries through the analytical presentation of these documentaries, followed by the aligning of the thus revealed procedures to the principles of historical understanding. Through their juxtaposition, in essence, we reach the triangle, the triple system of relations between documentary image, oral history and historical event. Eventually, it may seem that all that has been linked to the documentaries under study, almost equally stands for historical knowledge production. If it is so, then the benefits of relating motion pictures and scientific representations to each other can be non other than allowing the researcher to look at her or his own methods from an outside point of view.
- Issue Year: 2007
- Issue No: 58
- Page Range: 91-119
- Page Count: 29
- Language: Hungarian