A New History of Documentary Film / Edition 1

A New History of Documentary Film / Edition 1

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by Jack C. Ellis, Betsy A. McLane
     
 

A thorough and definitive survey/history of documentary films. Concentrating mainly on the output of the US, the UK, and Canada, the authors outline the origins of the form and then show its development over the next several decades. The book is completely up-to-date in discussing films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial

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A thorough and definitive survey/history of documentary films. Concentrating mainly on the output of the US, the UK, and Canada, the authors outline the origins of the form and then show its development over the next several decades. The book is completely up-to-date in discussing films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer.

Written in a simple, chronological format, the text is straightforward and full of content, information, and historical perspective. Each chapter concludes with a list of the key documentaries in that particular time period or genre, and there are helpful appendices listing all the winners of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, as well as the winners of the Grierson Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826417510
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter One: Some Ways to Think About Documentary Chapter Two: Beginnings—The Americans and Popular Anthropology, 1922-29
Chapter Three: The Soviets and Political Indoctrination, 1922-29
Chapter Four: Beginnings—The European Avant-Gardists and Artistic Experimentation, 1922-29
Chapter Five: Institutionalization: Great Britain, 1929-39
Chapter Six: Institutionalization—United States, 1930-41
Chapter Seven: Expansion—Great Britain, 1939-45
Chapter Eight: Expansion—Canada, 1939-45
Chapter Nine: Expansion—United States, 1941-45
Chapter Ten: The Unfulfilled Promise—Postwar Documentary, 1945-52
Chapter Eleven: In Pursuit of Excellence—The National Film Board of Canada’s Unit B, 1948-64
Chapter Twelve: A New Channel—Documentary for Television in the “Golden Years”, 1951-71
Chapter Thirteen: British Free Cinema and Social-Realist Features, 1956-63
Chapter Fourteen: Direct Cinema and Cinéma Vérité, 1960-70
Chapter Fifteen: English Language Documentary in the 1970s—Power of the People Chapter Sixteen: English Language Documentary in the 1980s—Video Arrives Chapter Seventeen: English Language Documentary in the 1990s—Reality Bytes Chapter Eighteen: Other Ways to Think About Documentary

Appendices.

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