Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction takes readers along the diverse paths of Patricia Aufderheide, author Director of the Center for Social Media and. ‘Defining the documentary’ explores how film can tell a story about real life honestly, Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction$ Patricia Aufderheide. Aufderheide, Patricia. Documentary film: a very short introduction. / Patricia Aufderheide. p. cm.—(Very short introductions). Includes bibliographical references.

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I bought this book as someone who’s interested in documentary films. Trivia About Documentary Film Nevertheless, it’s a solid introduction into a complex subject.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. My favourite film of all time is a noted documentary called Shoah where it is the definitive film about the concentration camps during World War 2 but was criticized for sometimes using hidden cameras for reluctant interviewees and restaging interviews for the camera.

Por eso es a eso a lo que se la da la mayor importancia. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Three figures who launched their careers in the s have shaped expectations of audiences worldwide ever since: Aufderheide tackles almost everything you need to know about the different genres and styles of documentaries, with a range of both historical and contemporary examples. Drawing on the author’s four decades of experience as a film scholar and critic, this book is the perfect introduction not just for teachers and students but also for all thoughtful filmgoers and for those who aspire to make documentaries themselves.


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Trusting the image 3. Showing of 19 reviews. Documentary film can probably be traced back to the film Robert Flaherty’s Nanook Of The North which wasn’t a documentary in the strictest sense because Eskimos who were quite up to date and one of them even fixed the movie camera had to hunt walrus with a spear like in the olden days for the purposes of the film.

One of the best documentaries of recent years was March Of The Penguins showing a year in the life of penguins but maybe ignoring global warming and the fact penguins only mate once in their lives.

From overwhelmed with chaos of ideas and many books to read, this book put me right on track and made planning easy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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An interesting book in which the beginning is filled with useful information and insight into what makes the documentary so interesting and how it has evolved into what it is today. Maybe religion alone has more. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Also, many are now unavailable to view, which is disappointing. Legal System and Practice. Medical and Healthcare Law. The introductory chapter is very interesting, I found.

My main gripe with this book how An interesting book in which the beginning is filled with useful information and insight into what makes the documentary so interesting and how it has evolved into what it is today. She is the author, most recently, of The Daily Planet: