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Author: Vanessa GouldCaitlin Mae BurkeKristin ByeJoel GoodmanGreen Fuse Films,All authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino Lorber, Inc., [2017]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps--and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web--an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction films
Interviews
DVD-Video discs
Documentary films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Gould; Caitlin Mae Burke; Kristin Bye; Joel Goodman; Green Fuse Films,; Mystic Artists Film Productions,; Topiary Productions,; Imperfectfilms (Firm),; Fledgling Fund,; Kino Lorber, Inc.,
OCLC Number: 1066240150
Language Note: English.
Notes: Closed captioned.
Streaming video.
Credits: Editor Kristin Bye; executive producers, Pamela Tanner Boll, Geralyn White Dreyfous; co-executive producers, Diana Barrett, Ann Blinkhorn, Barbara Dobkin, Nion McEvoy, Anne Milliken, Katrina vanden Heuvel; consulting producer & archivist, Kenn Rabin; cinematographer, Ben Wolf; original score, Joel Goodman; graphics and animation Andrew Roberts, Kristin Bye; Bruce Weber, Margalit Fox, William McDonald, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello, Jeff Roth.
Performer(s): Bruce Weber, Margalit Fox, William McDonald, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello, Jeff Roth.
Awards: Philadelphia film festival 2016 -- Globedocs -- Official selection -- MKE film festival -- AFI Docs official selection 2016 -- Tribeca film festival 2016 -- Official selection hotdocs 2016.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video file (96 min.))
Other Titles: New York times.

Abstract:

"It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps--and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web--an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. OBIT. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time."

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