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A poet who climbed or a climber who writes poetry: The Poetry of cinema and movement in the Rock-Climbing documentary

Hall, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5671-8175 and Kirby, Thomas (2021) A poet who climbed or a climber who writes poetry: The Poetry of cinema and movement in the Rock-Climbing documentary. In: Marley, Keith, (ed.) The Art of Fact: The Place of Poetics Within Documentary Filming. Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Press (Submitted)

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Abstract

With regard to any understanding of the poetic nature of documentary cinema I imagine many chapters in this volume will refer to Lindsay Anderson’s famous comments about the seminal and genre defining work of Humphrey Jennings when he famously championed the documentary filmmaker, one of the key members of the British Documentary movement, as, ‘the only real poet the British cinema has yet produced’ (1954: 181). In Anderson’s view, the Griersonian tradition, ‘into which Jennings only fitted uneasily - was always more preachy and sociological than it was either political or poetic’ (1954: 181). Thus we land on a compellingly useful definition or understanding of a certain tendency of the documentary cinema to be poetic. This relationship between documentary cinema and the poetic gets particularly strong in the tradition of sport documentaries but most compellingly in that of the rock climbing documentary.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Submitted
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
T Technology > TR Photography > TR845-899 Cinematography. Films
School/Department: School of Humanities
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/6119

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