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Watching the World : Screen documentary and audiences.

Author: Thomas Austin
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Screen documentary has experienced a marked rise in visibility and popularity in recent years. What are the reasons for the so-called 'boom' in documentaries at the cinema? How has television documentary met the challenge of new formats? And how do audiences engage with documentaries on screen? Watching the world extends the reach of documentary studies by investigating recent instances of screen documentary and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Austin
ISBN: 0719085586 9780719085581 0719076897 9780719076893
OCLC Number: 994452279
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Continuity and change:the documentary 'boom'; 2. Seeing, feeling, knowing: Etre et avoir; 3. 'Suspense, fright, emotion, happyending': documentary form and audience response to Touching the Void; 4. 'The most confusing tears': home video, sex crime and indeterminacy in Capturing the Friedmans; 5. Approaching the invisible centre:middle-class identity and documentary film; 6. 'Our planet reveals its secrets': wildlife documentaries on television; 7. Conclusion: documentary world views; Methodological appendix; Select bibliography; Index.

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