New Documentary

A Critical Introduction

Author: Stella Bruzzi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134739443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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New Documentary: A Critical Introduction provides a comprehensive account of the last two decades of documentary filmmaking in Britain, the US and Europe. Stella Bruzzi's engaging textbook discusses key genres, filmmakers, and issues for the study of non-fiction film and television, including: * key texts such as the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination, Shoah, Hoop Dreams and Michael Apted's 7 Up series * documentary genres, from current affairs programming to 'fly on the wall' documentaries to 'reality tv' series * the work of documentary filmmakers such as Emile de Antonio, Fred Wiseman, Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen and Paul Watson * the work of avant-garde filmmakers such as Chris Marker, Patrick Keiller, Peter Greenaway and Wim Wenders, whose films challenge conventions of documentary filmmaking * movies based on historical events, such as 'JFK' and 'Nixon' * faux documentaries such as This is Spinal Tap, Bob Roberts and Man Bites Dog * gender identity, queer theory, performance, 'race' and spectatorship. Bruzzi shows how theories of documentary filmmaking can be applied to contemporary texts and genres, and discusses the relationship between recent, innovative examples of the genre and the more established canon of documentary.

New Challenges for Documentary

Second Edition

Author: Alan Rosenthal,John Corner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719068997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 507

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The first edition of this book provided a major stimulus for teaching about documentary film and television and fresh encouragement for critical thinking about practice. This second edition brings together many new contributions both from academics and filmmakers, reflecting shifts both in documentary production itself, and in ways of discussing it. Once again, the emphasis has been on clear and provocative writing, sympathetic to the practical challenges of documentary filmmaking but making connections with a range of work in media and communications analysis.With its wide range of contributors and the international scope of its agenda, this will be essential reading for general filmmakers and documentary students both of academic and practical inclinations.

The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement

For the Public Record

Author: Chris Berry,Lu Xinyu,Lisa Rofel

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888028510

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement is a groundbreaking project unveiling recent documentary film work that has transformed visual culture in China, and brought new immediacy along with a broader base of participation to Chinese media. As a foundational text, this volume provides a much-needed introduction to the topic of Chinese documentary film, the signature mode of contemporary Chinese visual culture. These essays examine how documentary filmmakers have opened up a unique new space of social commentary and critique in an era of rapid social changes amid globalization and marketization. The essays cover topics ranging from cruelty in documentary to the representation of Beijing; gay, lesbian and queer documentary; sound in documentary; the exhibition context in China; authorial intervention and subjectivity; and the distinctive "on the spot" aesthetics of contemporary Chinese documentary. This volume will be critical reading for scholars in disciplines ranging from film and media studies to Chinese studies and Asian studies.

New Documentary Ecologies

Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses

Author: K. Nash,C. Hight,C. Summerhayes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137310499

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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Providing a unique collection of perspectives on the persistence of documentary as a vital and dynamic media form within a digital world, New Documentary Ecologies traces this form through new opportunities of creating media, new platforms of distribution and new ways for audiences to engage with the real.

New Documentaries in Latin America

Author: Vinicius Navarro,Juan Carlos Rodríguez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291346

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 287

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Examining the vast breadth and diversity of contemporary documentary production, while also situating nonfiction film and video within the cultural, political, and socio-economic history of the region, this book addresses topics such as documentary aesthetics, indigenous media, and transnational filmmaking, among others.

Rethinking Documentary: New Perspectives And Practices

New Perspectives and Practices

Author: Austin, Thomas,de Jong, Wilma

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221912

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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Because of the huge boom in documentary making there's been a similar growth in the number of courses in documentary studies. This book brings together some of the leading scholars and practitioners in this area to provide a textbook and research tool.


A History of the Non-fiction Film

Author: Erik (Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Barnouw, Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Columbia University),Erik Barnouw,Formerly Dean of the School of Arts and Founder of the Film Division Erik Barnouw

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195078985

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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Presents a history of the documentary film