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Author Rosenthal, Alan, 1936- author.

Title The documentary diaries : working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker / Alan Rosenthal
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Introduction -- 1. Learning the ropes -- 2. 'Married to the Marimba' -- Production notes: budgets -- 3. 'Stalin's Last Purge' -- Production notes: writing narration -- 4. Inspiration -- 5. 'Adolf Eichmann: The Secret Memoirs' -- Production notes: the production contract -- 6. 'The Brink of Peace' -- Production notes: writing the proposal -- 7. 'The First Fagin' -- 8. Pitch perfect -- 9. 'Beyond the Velvet Curtain' 10. Best advice -- 11. 'Hopes and Dreams' -- Production notes: the family film -- Appendix: Production details -- Index
Summary How do you make a successful documentary in an era of media turmoil, network disruption and increasing financial restrictions? This is the question Alan Rosenthal, distinguished international filmmaker and teacher, sets out to answer in 'The Documentary Diaries'. Using seven of his recent releases as case studies - ranging from high-budget historical and political documentaries to shoestring observational films and hybrid docudramas - he explores with style and humour the challenges facing the contemporary documentarian, and demonstrates how they can be overcome
Notes Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on August 19, 2016)
Subject Documentary films -- Authorship.
Documentary films -- Production and direction.
Documentary films -- Authorship.
Documentary films -- Production and direction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526109808