"Bill Nichols' succinct Introduction to Documentary would make an ideal textbook, and that's no backhanded compliment. Patiently, almost tenderly, the author leads the reader step by step through the thicket of moral, political, aesthetic and technological issues documentary film raises - writing in a clean style that doesn't simplify ideas so much as distil them." - SIGHT AND SOUND, August 2002From the Publisher:
"Introduction to Documentary" provides a one-of-a-kind overview of the most important topics and issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, from the law to anthropology, and from history to journalism, this book spells out the distinguishing qualities of documentary. A wide-ranging and freewheeling form of film making, documentary has not yet received a proper, written introduction to its public, or its future makers."Introduction to Documentary" is not organized as a history of the form although its examples span a century of film making. Instead, this book offers suggestive answers to basic issues that have stood at the center of all debate on documentary from its very beginnings to today. Each chapter takes up a distinct question from 'How did documentary film making get started?' to 'Why are ethical issues central to documentary?' These questions move through issues of ethics, form, modes, voice, history and politics, among others. A final chapter addresses the question of how to write about documentary in a clear, convincing manner. "Introduction to Documentary" provides the foundational key to further explorations in this exceptionally vital area of center making today.
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Descripción Indiana University Press, 2001. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Why Are Ethical Issues Central to Documentary Filmmaking? How Are Documentaries Different from Other Types of Films? What Gives Documentary Films their Distinctive Voice? What Are Documentaries About? How Did Documentary Filmmaking Get Started? What Types of Documentary Film Are There? How Have Documentaries Addressed Social and Political Issues? How Can We Write Effectively about Documentary?. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0253214696
Descripción Indiana University Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0253214696
Descripción Indiana University Press, 2001. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110253214696