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- DescriptionThe Documentary Film Reader brings together an expansive range of writing by scholars, critics, historians, and filmmakers to provide a stimulating foundational text for students and others who want to undertake study of nfiction film. While documentary has long been a mainstay of universities and cinematheques, its popularity of late has grown tenfold as reality television has flourished and as the ranks of vice filmmakers have swelled. There are w dozens of film festivals dedicated exclusively to documentaries. This reader presents an international perspective on the most significant developments and debates from several decades of critical writing about documentary. It integrates historical and theoretical approaches, offering a collection that is particularly well suited to meet the needs of large undergraduate survey courses on nfiction film, as well as providing sufficient depth for graduate classes.
- Author BiographyJonathan Kahana is Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of Santa Cruz. He is the author of Intelligence Work: The Politics of American Documentary.
- Author(s)Charles Musser
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication17/03/2016
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note91 halftones
- Weight1800 g
- Width177 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine46 mm
- Edited byJonathan Kahana
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