Documentary: The Margins of Reality

Documentary: The Margins of Reality

by Paul Ward
     
 

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In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated

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In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.

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Scope - Dave Rolinson
Documentary: The Margins of Reality stands on its own merits as a well-written,insightful and occasionally elegant study...it is certainly a welcome supplement, particularly on issues in contemporary documentary.

Scope
Documentary: The Margins of Reality stands on its own merits as a well-written,insightful and occasionally elegant study...it is certainly a welcome supplement, particularly on issues in contemporary documentary.

— Dave Rolinson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231850094
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Short Cuts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Paul Ward is lecturer in film and television studies at Brunel University.

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