Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video / Edition 1

Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0814326390
ISBN-13:
9780814326398
Pub. Date:
11/28/1998
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
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Documenting the Documentary: Close Readings of Documentary Film and Video / Edition 1

Documenting the Documentary features essays by 27 film scholars from a wide range of critical and theoretical perspectives. Each essay focuses on one or two important documentaries, engaging in questions surrounding ethics, ideology, politics, power, race, gender, and representation-but always in terms of how they arise out of or are involved in the reading of specific documentaries as particular textual constructions.

By closely reading documentaries as rich visual works, this anthology fills a void in the critical writing on documentaries, which tends to privilege production over aesthetic pleasure.

As we increasingly perceive and comprehend the world through visual media, understanding the textual strategies by which individual documentaries are organized has become critically important. Documenting the Documentary offers clear, serious, and insightful analyses of documentary films, and is a welcome balance between theory and criticism, abstract conceptualization and concrete analysis.

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ISBN-13: 9780814326398
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Series: Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

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