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Introduction to documentary

Author: Bill Nichols
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This new edition of Bill Nichols's bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Nichols
ISBN: 9780253355560 0253355567 9780253222602 0253222605 025300487X 9780253004871
OCLC Number: 609872186
Description: xviii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How can we define documentary film? --
Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking? --
What gives documentary films a voice of their own? --
What makes documentaries engaging and persuasive? --
How did documentary filmmaking get started? --
How can we differentiate among documentaries?: Categories, models, and the expository and poetic modes of documentary film --
How can we describe the observational, participatory, reflexive, and performative modes of documentary film? --
How have documentaries addressed social and political issues? --
How can we write effectively about documentary?
Responsibility: Bill Nichols.

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