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Films of fact : a history of science in documentary films and television

Author: Tim Boon; Paul Rotha
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2008.
Series: Nonfictions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Britain has long been recognised for its proud contribution to documentary cinema, yet its tradition of scientific and medical documentaries remains poorly documented. This is the first in-depth history of the genre.
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Genre/Form: Festschrift
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boon, Tim.
Films of fact.
London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2008
(OCoLC)654148444
Named Person: Paul Rotha; Paul Rotha; Paul Rotha; Paul Rotha
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Boon; Paul Rotha
ISBN: 9781905674381 1905674384 9781905674374 1905674376
OCLC Number: 154711365
Notes: "Written to mark the centenary of Paul Rotha, documentarist 1907-1984."
Description: x, 312 pages : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Science, nature and filmmaking --
Technology, science and modernity: the world of documentary --
Documentaries and the social relations of science --
Science, films and war --
The fate of documentary science film genres since 1945 --
The growth of television and the representation of science --
Television science genres 1955-65 --
The fate of genres in television since 1965.
Series Title: Nonfictions.
Responsibility: Timothy Boon.

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Britain has long been recognised for its proud contribution to documentary cinema, yet its tradition of scientific and medical documentaries remains poorly documented. This is the first in-depth history of the genre.

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