Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Insightful study of Documentary films. It is a hort introduction but quite useful in clarifying the varieties of Docu films.

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The author demonstrates a clear history of the beginnings of these films after WW I and takes us to the present uses of the films often distinguishing between informative films and propaganda. One person found this helpful. This got me through class and got me the credits - fun read actually. I nice small concise book, it was required reading for a class, so I had no choice.

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It's ok, it wasn't expensive, and it's ok. I'm constantly looking for new ways to expand my portfolio and directing a documentary film is definitely a project I'm considering. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. I read the whole book in 2 sittings.

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

Very well written and organized. A good read for documentary film lovers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I really like the way that he outlines documentary film types, but I think that certain examples could use a lot more description.

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Aufderheide's small book is packed with information, but so beautifully organized you can actually find what you're looking for. Tight, cogent prose makes it both an excellent history of, and an inviting introduction to documentary film. And once you've read it, you have a nifty little handbook! Doesn't give you a complete visual, but manages to give you a taste of docs. See all 19 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 8 months ago.

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Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction. Patricia Aufderheide. Very Short Introductions. Takes readers along the diverse paths of. Documentary film can encompass anything from Robert Flaherty's pioneering ethnography Nanook of the North to Michael Moore's anti-Iraq War polemic Fahrenheit 9/11, from Dziga Vertov's artful Soviet propaganda piece Man with a Movie Camera to Luc Jacquet's heart-tugging wildlife.

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Write a customer review. Human Rights and Immigration. Oct 16, Abderrazak Baddou rated it liked it. Published on December 22, View all 3 comments. The Magazine of the Independent Filmmaker. A good read for documentary film lovers.

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