Documentary: The Margins of Reality [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Documentary: The Margins of Reality

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Overview


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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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

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231850094
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Short Cuts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


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

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Table of Contents

1 Defining documentary 6
2 Fiction and nonfiction : the great divide? 31
3 The changing face of the historical documentary 49
4 Documentary and comedy 67
5 Animation and documentary representation 82
Conclusion : the future of documentary 100
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