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Title Contemporary documentary / edited by Daniel Marcus and Selmin Kara
Published London : New York : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 209 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword / Bill Nichols -- Introduction : Situating contemporary documentary / Selmin Kara and Daniel Marcus -- Part I. Forms, genres, innovations. Lying to be real : the aesthetics of ambiguity in docufictions / Ohad Landesman ; The mockumentary / Craig Hight ; Animated documentary / Annabelle Honess Roe ; Producing the crowdsourced documentary : the implications of storytelling and technology / Heather McIntosh ; Designed experience in interactive documentaries / Siobhan O'Flynn ; Indigenous documentary media / Pamela Wilson -- Part II. Documentary in new contexts. True life : the voice of television documentary / Laurie Ouellette ; Interrogating the media : Errol Morris in the information age / Kris Fallon ; Documentary and the survival of the film auteur : Agn├Ęs Varda, Werner Herzog, and Spike Lee / Helen Hughes ; The ethics of appropriation : "misusing" the found document in Suitcase of love and shame and A film unfinished / Jaimie Baron ; Documentary, multi-platform production, and cosmopolitan dialogues / Ib Bondebjerg ; Documentary and video activism / Daniel Marcus
Summary "Contemporary Documentary offers a rich survey of the rapidly expanding landscape of documentary film, television, video, and new media. The collection of original essays addresses the emerging forms, popular genres, and innovative approaches of the digital era. The anthology highlights geographically and thematically diverse examples of documentaries that have expanded the scope and impact of non-fiction cinema and captured the attention of global audiences over the past three decades. It also explores the experience of documentary today, with its changing dynamics of production, collaboration, distribution, and exhibition, and its renewed political and cultural relevance. The twelve chapters - featuring engaging case studies and written from a wide range of perspectives including film theory, social theory, ethics, new media, and experience design - invite students to think critically about documentary as a vibrant field, unrestricted in its imagination and quick in its response to new forms of filmmaking. Offering a methodical exploration of the expansive reach of documentary as a creative force in the media and society of the twenty-first century, Contemporary Documentary is an ideal collection for students of film, media, and communication who are studying documentary film." -- Publisher's description
Contemporary Documentary covers documentary film, television, video, and new media. The essays address the emerging forms, popular genres, and innovative approaches of the digital era. The anthology highlights geographically and thematically diverse examples of documentaries that have expanded the scope and impact of non-fiction cinema and captured the attention of global audiences over the past three decades. It also explores the experience of documentary today, with its changing dynamics of production, collaboration, distribution, and exhibition, and its renewed political and cultural relevance. The twelve chapters - featuring engaging case studies and written from a wide range of perspectives including film theory, social theory, ethics, new media, and experience design
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Documentary television programs -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kara, Selmin, editor
Marcus, Daniel, 1958- editor
ISBN 1315725495 (ebook)
1317534166 (electronic bk)
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