By Frederick Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman is between America's premier documentary filmmakers. The recipient of many awards, together with 3 Emmys, Wiseman has made greater than thirty feature-length documentaries in the course of a occupation that has spanned 5 many years. jointly, those motion pictures supply a desirable chronicle of yankee social and institutional lifestyles. This e-book makes to be had for the 1st time transcriptions of 5 of Wiseman's most crucial films-- Titicut Follies, highschool, Welfare, highschool II, Public Housing--providing all the discussion in addition to annotations approximately different facets of the soundtracks similar to track and ambient noise, and notes approximately enhancing and digicam flow. those scene-by-scene transcripts permit readers to scrutinize the flicks' complicated structural styles, habitual motifs, enhancing regimes, and the unscripted discussion that makes Wiseman's cinema a wealthy repository of yank speech. Editor Barry Keith Grant's severe advent discusses the significance of sound in Wiseman's documentaries. Liberally illustrated with photographs from the movies, those meticulous transcriptions are followed by way of a bibliography and filmography.
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Biddledegah, and go all over the world, Biddledegah. Contribute to Nazi party. Biddledegah and tell Israel biddledegah, Palestine, Ben Gurian government biddeldgah biddledegee, give money, sheckle. Biddlegaw [nonsense] President Johnson [nonsense], biddlegah all my efforts, Chinese, Japanese [nonsense]. Biddledegah. We now know the truth, biddledegah twenty billion dollars [nonsense], Charles Gorman, biddlegah Volpe [nonsense], and now death. [nonsense] Biddledegah. [nonsense] I point ’em out [nonsense], for I am called Christ Jesus [nonsense], and I am called a Borgia [nonsense].
Dr. ross (overlapping): How old, how old was the child? inmate: Only eleven. dr. ross: Eleven? Eleven-year-old . . And how did you feel about that you commit such crime? inmate: I didn’t feel good about it. dr. ross: Do you have any conscious experience or any recollection about the time, what did you have in your mind when you were involved to this crime? Remember? Have you been drunk, you been under drug? You been intoxicated? inmate: I was drinking. dr. ross: You were drinking. What did you drink?
Don’t swallow that water. Water’s [inaudible]. Watch your head. Right back, Al, here. Watch your head on that faucet. That-a-boy, Al. How’s it feel? inmate (al): Real good. 46 Titicut Follies 9. An inmate in the bathtub. guard: Yeah? Warmed up well? al: Water’s something special, something special, like champagne, eh? guard: Like champagne? al: Very good, umm. guards: Why don’t you drink a little cold water, Al? Yeah, we’ll give you water. Al, don’t be drinking that water. Al, take some water out of here if you want.