Bibliography; Wiseman Writings and Interview

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Anderson, Carolyn. “Beyond Ethnographic Film: John Marshall and the Marshall Family
Kalahari Project.” “Par-delà le cinéma ethnographique: John Marshall et le projet
Kalahari” [traduit de l’américain par François Bovier]Décadrages: 40-42 (Spring-
Fall 2019): 150-225.
 
Anderson, Carolyn. “The Conundrum of Competing Rights in Titicut Follies.” Journal of the
University Film Association 33 No. 1 (1981): 15-22.
 
Anderson, Carolyn. “Documentary Dilemmas: An Analytic History of Frederick Wiseman’s
Titicut Follies.” Ph.D. diss., University of Massachusetts, 1984.
 
Anderson, Carolyn, interview with Shawn Glinis and Arlin Golden, Wiseman Podcast, podcast
 
Anderson, Carolyn. “John Marshall.” In Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, vol. 2, ed. Ian
Aitken, 862-64. New York: Routledge, 2006.
 
Anderson, Carolyn. “The Titicut Follies Audience and the Double Bind of Court-Restricted
Exhibition.” In Current Research in Film: Audiences, Economics, and Law, ed. Bruce A.
Austin, vol. 3: 189-214. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1987.
 
Anderson, Carolyn, and Thomas W. Benson. “Direct Cinema and the Myth of Informed Consent:
The Case of Titicut Follies.” In Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in
Photography, Film, and Television, ed. Larry Gross, John Katz, and Jay Ruby, 58-90.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
 
Anderson, Carolyn, and Thomas W. Benson. Documentary Dilemmas: Frederick Wiseman’s
Titicut Follies. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991.
 
Anderson, Carolyn, and Thomas W. Benson. “Put Down the Camera and Pick up the Shovel: An
Interview with John Marshall.” In The Cinema of John Marshall, ed. Jay Ruby, 135-67.
Philadelphia: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993.
 
Anderson, Carolyn, and Thomas W. Benson. “Setz Die Kamera Ab Und Greif Zur Schaufel: Ein
Interview Mit John Marshall.” In Jager Und Gejagte: John Marshall Und Seine Filme,
ed. R. Kapfer, W. Peterman, and R. Thomas, 135-65. Munchen: Trickster, 1991.
 
Benson, Thomas W. “Frederick Wiseman.” In Encyclopedia of World Biography. Palatine, IL: J.
Heraty, 1987.
 
Benson, Thomas W. “Rhetorical Structure and Primate.” In Critical Questions: Invention,
Creativity, and the Criticism of Discourse and Media, ed. William L. Nothstine, Carole
Blair, and Gary A. Copeland, 184-205. New York: St. Martin’s, 1994.
 
Benson, Thomas W. “The Rhetorical Structure of Frederick Wiseman’s High School.”
Communication Monographs 47 (1980): 233-61.
 
Benson, Thomas W. “The Rhetorical Structure of Frederick Wiseman’s Primate.” Quarterly
Journal of Speech 71 (1985): 204-17.
 
Benson, Thomas W., and Carolyn Anderson. “The Freeing of Titicut Follies.” In Free Speech
Yearbook, ed. Dale A. Herbeck, 40-55. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University
Press, 1993.
 
Benson, Thomas W., and Carolyn Anderson. “Good Films from Bad Rules: The Ethics of
Naming in Frederick Wiseman’s Welfare.” In Visual Explorations of the World: Selected
Papers from the International Conference on Visual Communication, ed. Jay Ruby and
Martin Taureg, 2-27. Aachen, West Germany: RadarVerlag (Edition Herodot), 1987.
 
Benson, Thomas W., and Carolyn Anderson. Reality Fictions: The Films of Frederick Wiseman.
Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1989.
 
Benson, Thomas W., and Carolyn Anderson. Reality Fictions: The Films of Frederick Wiseman.
2nd ed. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001.
 
Benson, Thomas W., and Carolyn Anderson. “The Rhetorical Structure of Frederick Wiseman’s
Model.” Journal of Film and Video 36, no. 4 (1984): 30-40.
 
Benson, Thomas W., and Carolyn Anderson. “The Ultimate Technology: Frederick Wiseman’s
Missile.” In Communication and the Culture of Technology, ed. Martin J. Medhurst,
Alberto Gonzalez, and Tarla Rai Peterson, 257-83. Pullman: Washington State University
Press, 1990.

Frederick Wiseman, Selected Writings and Interviews

Armitstead, Claire “Frederick Wiseman: ‘I’m Not a Fly on the Wall. I’m at Least 2% Conscious.” The Guardian (July 6, 2018). https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jul/06/frederick-wiseman-i-am-not-a-fly-on-the-wall-i-am-at-least-2-per-cent-conscious

Binelli, Mark. “What if the Great American Novelist Doesn’t Write Novels?” New York Times (December 15, 2020). https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/15/magazine/frederick-wiseman-documentaries.html

Brody, Richard. “Frederick Wiseman on Censorship, Small-Town America, and Why He Dislikes the Word ‘Documentary,’” The New Yorker (October 29, 2018). https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-interview/frederick-wiseman-on-censorship-small-town-america-and-why-he-dislikes-the-word-documentary

“City Hall: A Look Behind the Scenes of City Government.” WGBH, Boston. https://www.facebook.com/ZipporahFilmsInc/videos/420474085755658

“The Doyen of Direct Cinema,” American Cinematographer (February 2006);  https://theasc.com/magazine/feb06/wiseman/page2.html

Frederick Wiseman, “The Art of Documentary No. 1,” interviewed by Lola Peploe, The Paris Review, Issue 226, Fall 2018. https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/7210/the-art-of-documentary-no-1-frederick-wiseman

Frederick Wiseman, interviewed by Eric Hynes. Metrograph (2016). https://metrograph.com/an-interview-with-frederick-wiseman/

High School: Filmmaker Interview with Frederick Wiseman,” POV (August 27, 2001). https://www.pbs.org/video/pov-high-school-filmmaker-interview-frederick-wiseman/

High School,” in Alan Rosenthal, The New Documentary in Action (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1971), 66-75 [an interview with Wiseman].

Kasman, Daniel. “The Choice and Order: An Interview with Frederick Wiseman,” Notebook Interview (27 September 2013); https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/the-choice-and-order-an-interview-with-frederick-wiseman

Wiseman, Frederick. “A Sketch of a Life,” Frederick Wiseman, ed. Joshua Siegel and Marie-Christine de Navacelle (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2010), 19-47.

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