Six O'Clock News (film)
|Six O'Clock News|
Six O'Clock News theatrical poster.
|Directed by||Ross McElwee|
|Produced by||David Fanning
|Written by||Ross McElwee|
Yung Su An
|Edited by||Ross McElwee|
|Distributed by||First Run Features|
Six O'Clock News is a 1996 documentary film by Ross McElwee about television news in the United States, the randomness of fate, the anxiety of parenting, and the difference between representation and reality. The film is the subject of scholarly study.
- Jeffrey Geiger (2011). "American Documentary Film: Projecting the Nation". Edinburgh University Press. p. 217. ISBN 9780748621477.
In a lengthy shot from Ross McElwee's Six O'Clock News (1996), the camera scans a bridge destroyed by a hurricane, ... the film examines the blurred lines between first-hand experience and manufactured reality, closeness and distance.
- Scott MacDonald (2013). "American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn". University of California Press. p. 223. ISBN 9780520954939. Retrieved 2016-12-23.
The implicit angst McElwee feels sends him back to Charleen Swansea for the final sequence of Six O'Clock News, where he :films some good news for a change": the first visit of Charleen's granddaughter to her grandmother, on Easter weekend.
- Ross McElwee's web page
- Six O'Clock News at the Internet Movie Database
- Six O'Clock News at AllMovie
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