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Documentary Superstars : How Today's Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form.

Author: Marsha McCreadie
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2010.
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The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment. When did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars looks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from hands-off to in your face. Exclusive interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol Morris, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman, Al Gore, and more of the biggest names in the field show  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCreadie, Marsha.
Documentary Superstars : How Today's Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marsha McCreadie
ISBN: 9781581157208 1581157207
OCLC Number: 854976643
Notes: Selected BibliographyIndex; Books.
Description: 1 online resource (496 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: Transforming the Image of Truth; Chapter Two: The Purist and the Peekaboo Documentarian; Chapter Three: The Professor and the Rabble-Rouser; Chapter Four: The Practitioner and the Visionary; Chapter Five: The Charismatic Commenter; Chapter Six: The Documentarian Gets to Star; Chapter Seven: The Documentary Filmmaker in the Role of Spoofmeister; Chapter Eight: Happy Hybrids; Chapter Nine: The New Breed Selects and Mixes Forms; Chapter Ten: It's a Wrap; Tips and Tricks of the Trade; Brief List of Film Festivals.

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The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment. When did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars looks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from hands-off to in your face. Exclusive interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol Morris, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman, Al Gore, and more of the biggest names in the field show the impact of the documentary style on mainstream movies and on our society. From cinema verite to the inserted narrator, from the?balanced" point of view to the charismatic co.

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