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New challenges for documentary: Second edition / Edition 2

New challenges for documentary: Second edition / Edition 2

by Alan Rosenthal, John Corner


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The first edition of New challenges for documentary provided a major stimulus for teaching about documentary film and television and fresh encouragement for critical thinking about practice. This second edition brings together many new contributions both from academics and filmmakers, reflecting shifts both in documentary production itself, and in ways of discussing it.Once again, the emphasis has been on clear and provocative writing, sympathetic to the practical challenges of documentary film-making but making connections with a range of work in media and communications analysis.With its wide range of contributors and the international scope of its agenda, New challenges for documentary will be essential reading for general filmmakers and documentary students both of academic and practical inclinations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719068997
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 05/13/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 658,314
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alan Rosenthal is Professor of Communications at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a documentary film-maker

John Corner is Professor in the School of Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Liverpool

Table of Contents



Part One: Theories and forms: Documentary as genre

1. The voice of documentary - Bill Nichols

2. The image mirrored: Reflexivity and the documentary film - Jay Ruby

3. Television, documentary and the category of the aesthetic - John Corner

4. Mirrors without memories: Truth, history and the New Documentary - Linda Williams

Part Two: The inside view: Producers and directors

5. The Canadian Film Board Unit B - D.B. Jones

6. An interview with Emile de Antonio - Gary Crowdus and Dan Georgakas

7. The war game: An interview with Peter Watkins - Alan Rosenthal

8. New agendas in black film-making: An interview with Marlon Riggs - Roy Grundmann

9. Jumping off the cliff: A conversation with Dennis O'Rourke - Tracey Spring

10. The politics of documentary: A symposium - Barbara Zheutlin

11. Staying alive - Alan Rosenthal

Part Three: Issues of ethics and aesthetics

12. Ethics - Brian Winston

13. Ultimately we are all outsiders - Calvin Pryluck

14. The ethics of imagemaking - Jay Ruby

15. 'Word is Out' and 'Gay USA' - Lee Atwell

16. Building a mock-documentary schema - Jane Roscoe and Craig Hight

17. Sounds real: Music and documentary - John Corner

18. 'Bowling for Columbine': A review - Christopher Sharrett and William Luhr

Part Four: Changing contexts in television

19. The McCarthy 'See It Now' broadcast - Fred W. Friendly

20. An independent with the networks - Robert L. Drew

21. New boy: An independent with Israel TV - Alan Rosenthal

22. Reflections on 'An American Family' - Craig Gilbert

23. 'American High': Documentary as episodic television - Ben Levin

24. Documentary and truth on television: The crisis of 1999 - John Ellis

Part Five: Versions of history

25. History on the public screen I - Donald Watt

26. History on the public screen II - Jerry Kuehl

27. Historical analysis: Content, production and reception - John O'Connor

28. Narrative, invention and history - Jeffrey Youdelman

29. Against the ivory tower: An apologia for 'popular' historical documentaries - Dirk Eitzen

30. The event: Archive and imagination - Stella Bruzzi

Part Six: Docudrama: Border disputes

31. Dramadoc / docudrama: The law and regulation - Derek Paget

32. US Docudrama and 'Movie-of-the-Week' - Steve Lipkin

33. Death of a princess: Interview with Anthony Thomas - Alan Rosenthal

34. Dramatized documentary - Leslie Woodhead

35. Where are we going, and how and why? - Ian McBride

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