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Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film
Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film
By imusti
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ean: 9780195078985, isbn: 0195078985,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
Now brought completely up to date, the new edition of this classic work on documentary films and filmmaking surveys the history of the genre from 1895 to the present day. With the myriad social upheavals over the past decade, documentaries have enjoy...


Struggles for Representation: African American Documentary Film and Video
Struggles for Representation: African American Documentary Film and Video
By Indiana University Press
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ean: 9780253213471, isbn: 0253213479,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
Struggles for Representation examines over 300 non-fiction films by more than 150 African American film/videomakers and includes an extensive filmography, bibliography, and excerpts from interviews with film/videomakers. In eleven original essays, co...


Film Festival Secrets: A Handbook For Independent Filmmakers
Film Festival Secrets: A Handbook For Independent Filmmakers
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780971835610, isbn: 0971835616,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Every year thousands of filmmakers like you unleash their newly completed movies upon the film festival circuit. Whether you're a first-timer with a comedy short or a seasoned veteran with a documentary feature, you all face the same set of problems....


The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility
The Undocumented Everyday: Migrant Lives and the Politics of Visibility
By Univ Of Minnesota Press
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ean: 9781517900236, isbn: 1517900239,

The Undocumented Everyday examines the significance of self-representation by undocumented Mexican and Central American migrants. Rebecca M. Schreiber argues that by centering their own subjectivity and presence through their use of documentary media...


Kino-Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov
Kino-Eye: The Writings of Dziga Vertov
By University of California Press
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mpn: b&w photographs throughout, ean: 9780520056305, isbn: 0520056302,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Dziga Vertov was one of the greatest innovators of Soviet cinema. The radical complexity of his work—in both sound and silent forms—has given it a central place within contemporary theoretical inquiry. Vertov's writings, collected here, range fro...


Grey Gardens (BFI Film Classics)
Grey Gardens (BFI Film Classics)
By British Film Institute
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mpn: 38, 38 colour illustrations, ean: 9781844573950, isbn: 1844573958,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
Grey Gardens (1975) is one of most important documentary films of the past thirty years, gaining the status of a cult classic. Matthew Tinkcom argues that the film reshaped documentary cinema by moving the non-fiction camera to the heart of the house...


The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing: Techniques for TV and Film
The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing: Techniques for TV and Film
By Focal Press
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mpn: 9781138292192, ean: 9781138292192, isbn: 1138292192,

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The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing sets out the techniques, the systems and the craft required to edit compelling professional documentary television and film. Working stage by stage through the postproduction process, author Sam Billinge exp...


Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s Infernal Affairs―The Trilogy (The New Hong Kong Cinema)
Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s Infernal Affairs―The Trilogy (The New Hong Kong Cinema)
By Brand: Hong Kong University Press
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9789622098015, isbn: 9622098010,

Infernal Affairs has received journalistic, popular and corporate notice but little vigorous critical attention. In this book, Gina Marchetti explores the way this example of Hong Kong’s cinematic eclecticism has crossed borders as a story, a comme...


Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice
Creative Documentary: Theory and Practice
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ean: 9781405874229, isbn: 1405874228,

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What does it mean to be a documentary filmmaker in today's world? How are new technologies changing documentary filmmaking? What new forms of documentary are emerging? Recent technological developments have made the making and distribution of docume...


Melodrama: Genre, Style, and Sensibility (Short Cuts)
Melodrama: Genre, Style, and Sensibility (Short Cuts)
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mpn: Illustrations, ean: 9781904764021, isbn: 1904764029,

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Melodrama: Genre, Style and Sensibility is designed as an accessible overview of one of the most popular genres at undergraduate Film Studies. The book identifies three distinct but connected concepts through which it is possible to make sense of mel...


Transcultural Cinema
Transcultural Cinema
By Princeton University Press
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ean: 9780691012346, isbn: 0691012342,

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David MacDougall is a pivotal figure in the development of ethnographic cinema and visual anthropology. As a filmmaker, he has directed in Africa, Australia, India, and Europe. His prize-winning films (many made jointly with his wife, Judith MacDouga...


Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System
Cinema and the Wealth of Nations: Media, Capital, and the Liberal World System
By University of California Press
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ean: 9780520291690, isbn: 0520291697,

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Cinema and the Wealth of Nations explores how media, principally in the form of cinema, was used during the interwar years by elite institutions to establish and sustain forms of liberal political economy beneficial to their interests. It examines th...


Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures (Short Cuts)
Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures (Short Cuts)
By Wallflower Press
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ean: 9780231172059, isbn: 0231172052,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures offers a series of case studies which throw light on this most unique of genres. Is the bio-pic a genre in its own right? Or are such films merely footnotes in other more traditional genres such as the western or costume ...


American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn
American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn
By University of California Press
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ean: 9780520275621, isbn: 0520275624,

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American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary is a critical history of American filmmakers crucial to the development of ethnographic film and personal documentary. The Boston and Cambridge area is notable for nurturing these approaches to docu...


Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World
Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World
By Columbia University Press
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ean: 9780231142816, isbn: 0231142811,

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Whether depicting humans battling aliens or a brave geologist saving lives as a volcano erupts, science-fiction films are an exciting visual and sensuous introduction to the workings of science and technology. These films explore a range of complex t...


Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littin (New York Review Books Classics)
Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littin (New York Review Books Classics)
By NYRB Classics
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ean: 9781590173404, isbn: 1590173406,

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In 1973, the film director Miguel Littín fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. The new dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, instituted a reign of terror and turned...


Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977
Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977
By University of California Press
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ean: 9780520293717, isbn: 0520293711,

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Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the Bicentennial created conflicting visions of the recent and more distant American past. Draw...


Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium
Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium
By Columbia University Press
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ean: 9780231169516, isbn: 0231169515,

Since the days of early television, video has been an indispensable part of culture, society, and moving-image media industries. Over the decades, it has been an avant-garde artistic medium, a high-tech consumer gadget, a format for watching movies a...


Digital Storytelling: The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film (The MIT Press)
Digital Storytelling: The Narrative Power of Visual Effects in Film (The MIT Press)
By The MIT Press
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ean: 9780262633697, isbn: 0262633698,

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How digital visual effects in film can be used to support storytelling: a guide for scriptwriters and students.Computer-generated effects are often blamed for bad Hollywood movies. Yet when a critic complains that "technology swamps storytelling" (in...


Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema
Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780199388714, isbn: 0199388717,

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MacDonald explores the cinematic territory between the traditional categories of "documentary" and "avant-garde" film, through candid, in-depth conversations with filmmakers whose work has challenged these categories. Arranged in an imaginative chron...



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