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Documentary / Dave Saunders.

Author/Creator:
Saunders, Dave., author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (285 p.)
Series:
Routledge film guidebooks.
Routledge film guidebooks
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Subjects:
Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Dave Saunders? spirited introduction to documentary covers its history, cultural context and development, and the approaches, controversies and functions pertaining to non-fiction filmmaking. Saunders examines the many methods by which documentary conveys meaning, whilst exploring its differing societal purposes. After a historical consideration of international documentary production, the author examines the impact of recent technological developments on the production, distribution and viewing of non-fiction. In addition, he explores the increasingly hazy distinctions between factual and dr
Contents:
A troubled and difficult art : a brief introduction to non-fiction film. The D word: definitions, obligations and functions
Major trends, movements and voices
Reading non-fiction : case studies, concepts and criticism. Pioneers : Nanook of the North (1922) : narrativising the real, The man with the movie camera (1929) : montage and ideology, Night mail (1936) : the poetics and politics of class
Bards : Night and fog (1955) : articulating the unspeakable, My Winnipeg (2006) : a city of the mind, Waltz with Bashir (2008) : conflict and memory
Performers : Tarnation (2003) : performance and autobiography, Sicko (2007) : Michael Moore, documentary superstar, Say my name (2009), Anvil : the story of Anvil (2009) : rockumentary revivals
Conclusion : new challenges, territories and directions.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-256) and index.
ISBN:
9780203852682 (eBook)
OCLC:
630537971
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203852682 doi