New PDF release: A New History of Documentary Film: Second Edition

By Betsy A. McLane

ISBN-10: 1441124578

ISBN-13: 9781441124579

A New background of Documentary movie, moment variation offers a much-needed source, contemplating the very fast alterations happening inside of documentary media. development upon the best-selling 2005 version, Betsy McLane retains an identical chronological exam, genuine reliability, ease of use and obtainable prose kind as earlier than, whereas additionally weaving 3 new threads - Experimental Documentary, visible Anthropology and Environmental/Nature movies - into the dialogue. She offers emphasis on archival and maintenance heritage, current practices, and destiny wishes for documentaries. besides renovation info, particular difficulties of copyright and reasonable use, as they relate to documentary, are thought of.

Finally, A heritage of Documentary movie retains and updates the instructed readings and critical motion pictures and the top of every bankruptcy from the 1st variation, together with the bibliography and appendices. most unlikely to speak learnedly approximately documentary movie with out an audio-visual part, a spouse web site increases its intensity of knowledge and total usefulness to scholars, lecturers and picture fans.


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Macdonald, Kevin and Mark Cousins, Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. London: Faber and Faber, c. 1996. MacDougall, David, edited and with an introduction by Lucien Taylor, The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography and the Senses. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999. Nichols, Bill, Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001. Nichols, Bill, Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.

No doubt much to the surprise of Pathé and perhaps to the Flahertys, this new kind of movie received an enthusiastic reception by critics and audiences. It became a substantial box office hit. Pathé’s distribution deal, as often proved to be the case for documentaries, returned little to the Flahertys. Nanook himself, who received no compensation, became a recognizable face worldwide; he died of starvation less than two years after the film was released. Following the success of Nanook of The North, Flaherty was approached by Jesse L.

Harrison made no further films. In the same ethical and artistic vein as Chang, in the 1930s the husbandand-wife team of Martin and Osa Johnson made several popular travel/ expedition pictures with meretricious ‘educational’ trappings and condescending asides about the natives: Wonders of the Congo (1931), Baboona (1935), and Borneo (1937) are among them. Frank Buck, in much the same vein, filmed his expeditions to capture wild animals in Africa: Bring ’em Back Alive (1932), Wild Cargo (1934), Fang and Claw (1935).

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