A New History of Documentary Film
A thorough and definitive survey/history of documentary films. Concentrating mainly on the output of the US, the UK, and Canada, the authors outline the origins of the form and then show its development over the next several decades. The book is completely up-to-date in discussing films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer.
Written in a simple, chronological format, the text is straightforward and full of content, information, and historical perspective. Each chapter concludes with a list of the key documentaries in that particular time period or genre, and there are helpful appendices listing all the winners of the Academy Award for Best Documentary, as well as the winners of the Grierson Award.
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A new history of documentary filmUser Review - Book Verdict
From the horrors of the atomic bomb, to the peace and love of Woodstock, documentaries have been a way of preserving historical events. In 1895, the Lumire brothers produced the first documentary when they filmed workers leaving a factory, and their images are as graphic now as they were then. In this ambitious history, Ellis (film, emeritus, Northwestern Univ.) and McLane (former executive director, International Documentary Assn.) focus on American, British, and Canadian documentaries, though there is some discussion of German and Soviet output. The informative but uninspiring text shows how the documentary has evolved, covering early government propaganda up through independent films like Gimme Shelter or Bowling for Columbine. Each chapter ends with lists of books and films of the period covered. This survey is suitable for serious film students; recommended for academic libraries. (Index not seen.)Rosalind Dayen, South Regional Lib., Broward Cty., FL
Review: A New History of Documentary FilmUser Review - Amanda - Goodreads
Despite the title, it's not really a "new" history of documentary film. The authors rely primarily on the work done by Robert Flaherty and John Grierson as two poles, against which other English-language documentaries can be measured. Read full review
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書名, A new history of documentary film / Jack C. Ellis and Betsy A. mclane. 出版項, New York : Continuum, c2005. 稽核項, xi, 385 p. : ill. ; 23 cm ...
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Em 2005, publicou, em co-autoria com Jack C. Ellis, A New History of Documentary Film. BETSY A. MCLANE, was a professor at the University of Vermont and ...
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