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Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories
Mining the Home Movie Excavations in Histories and Memories . University of California Press, 2007.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published December 5th 2007 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 2007)
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I read this book as I am thinking about the importance of home movies in local studies collections. This book is not about public libraries, but about national and regional collections of film, some of which include home movies. The chapters describe the research potential of ordinary film. Some has value because of who is in it, someone famous, people interned, and in many cases, people now dead. Often the value is in the ordinariness of what is filmed, such as scone making at a fair. As an ...more