Introduction to Documentary

Introduction to Documentary

Third edition

Paperback (27 Mar 2017) | English

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Synopsis

The third edition of Bill Nichols's best-selling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. A new chapter, "I Want to Make a Documentary: Where Do I Start?" guides readers through the steps of planning and preproduction and includes an example of a project proposal for a film that went on to win awards at major festivals. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the genre's distinguishing qualities and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "How did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?" Here Nichols has fully rewritten each chapter for greater clarity and ease of use, including revised discussions of earlier films and new commentary on dozens of recent films from The Cove to The Act of Killing and from Gasland to Restrepo.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780253026859
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Pub date:
Edition: Third edition
DEWEY: 070.18
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 258
Weight: 534g
Height: 255mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 15mm