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Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film

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Synopsis:

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 enjoyed an international renaissance; here Barnouw considers the medium in the light of an entirely new political and social climate. He examines as well the latest filmmaking technology, and the effects that video cassettes and cable television are having on the production of documentaries. And like the previous editions, Documentary is filled with photographs, many of them rare, collected during the author's travels around the world. Covering the full course of the documentary from Louis Lumiere's first effort to recent landmark productions such as Shoah, this book makes the growing importance of a unique blend of art and reality accessible and understandable to all film lovers.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-375) and index.

About the Author

Erik Barnouw, now retired, was Chief of the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, and long headed Columbia University's film division. His books include the prize-winning three-volume History of Broadcasting in the United States, Tube of Plenty, The Sponsor, and The Magician and the Cinema.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195078985
Author:
Barnouw, Erik
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Erik
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Documentary films
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Communication | Film
Subject:
Television Studies
Subject:
Communication | Film and Television Studies
Subject:
Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Communication | Film & Television Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
180 illus.
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.01x5.34x.89 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 enjoyed an international renaissance; here Barnouw considers the medium in the light of an entirely new political and social climate. He examines as well the latest filmmaking technology, and the effects that video cassettes and cable television are having on the production of documentaries. And like the previous editions, Documentary is filled with photographs, many of them rare, collected during the author's travels around the world. Covering the full course of the documentary from Louis Lumiere's first effort to recent landmark productions such as Shoah, this book makes the growing importance of a unique blend of art and reality accessible and understandable to all film lovers.
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