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The Resource Documentary film : a very short introduction, Patricia Aufderheide

Documentary film : a very short introduction, Patricia Aufderheide

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Documentary film : a very short introduction
Title
Documentary film
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Aufderheide
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Documentary film can encompass anything from Robert Flaherty's pioneering ethnography Nanook of the North to Michael Moore's anti-Iraq War polemic Fahrenheit 9/11, from Dziga Vertov's artful Soviet propaganda piece Man with a Movie Camera to Luc Jacquet's heart-tugging wildlife epic March of the Penguins. In this concise, crisply written guide, Patricia Aufderheide takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively, often fierce debates among filmmakers and scholars about the best ways to represent reality and to tell the truths worth telling. Beginning with an overview of the central issues of documentary filmmaking-its definitions and purposes, its forms and founders-Aufderheide focuses on several of its key subgenres, including public affairs films, government propaganda (particularly the works produced during World War II), historical documentaries, and nature films. Her thematic approach allows readers to enter the subject matter through the kinds of films that first attracted them to documentaries, and it permits her to make connections between eras, as well as revealing the ongoing nature of documentary's core controversies involving objectivity, advocacy, and bias. Interwoven throughout are discussions of the ethical and practical considerations that arise with every aspect of documentary production. A particularly useful feature of the book is an appended list of "100 great documentaries" that anyone with a serious interest in the genre should see. Drawing on the author's four decades of experience as a film scholar and critic, this book is the perfect introduction not just for teachers and students but also for all thoughtful filmgoers and for those who aspire to make documentaries themselves
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Aufderheide, Patricia
Dewey number
070.1/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.D6
LC item number
A94 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
175
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary films
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Documentary films
  • Documentaires
  • Dokumentarfilm
  • Dokumentarfilm
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Documentary film : a very short introduction, Patricia Aufderheide
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-146) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Defining The Documentary -- Naming -- Form -- Founders -- Cinema verite -- 2: Subgenres -- Public affairs -- Government propaganda -- Advocacy -- Historical -- Ethnographic -- Nature -- 3: Conclusion -- Note on history and scholarship -- One hundred great documentaries -- Further reading and viewing -- Index
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213449803
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1 online resource (xi, 158 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781435633612
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations.
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12173dd4-25ee-4521-9c86-eda7defcacc6
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(OCoLC)213449803
Label
Documentary film : a very short introduction, Patricia Aufderheide
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-146) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Introduction -- 1: Defining The Documentary -- Naming -- Form -- Founders -- Cinema verite -- 2: Subgenres -- Public affairs -- Government propaganda -- Advocacy -- Historical -- Ethnographic -- Nature -- 3: Conclusion -- Note on history and scholarship -- One hundred great documentaries -- Further reading and viewing -- Index
Control code
213449803
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 158 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435633612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12173dd4-25ee-4521-9c86-eda7defcacc6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)213449803

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