Re-Viewing Nonfiction Film and Video
By (author) Keith Beattie
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Documentary Display by Keith Beattie
Book DescriptionNot all documentary films and videos are sober depictions of the real world. Documentary representations can present expressive, entertaining and spectacular images. This book examines such innovative approaches as they occur within the process of "documentary display"--a practice which emphasizes the visual attractions of documentary representation. Works of documentary display explore modes of exhibitionistic "showing" in which sensation is frequently the vehicle of cognition and knowledge. Such a display is analyzed within the popular and prominent forms of found-footage film, "rockumentary," the city film, nonfiction surf film and video and certain views of natural science topics. This accessible and informed study, with its focus on entertaining, popular, spectacular and sensational forms of representation, makes an important contribution to theoretical analyses of documentary film and video.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905674725
(231mm x 160mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Keith Beattie
D.A. Pennebaker, Paperback (September 2011)
Performing the real through the lens of a renowned innovator of documentary filmmaking
Humphrey Jennings, Hardback (April 2010)
From dramatic reflections on the Blitz to insightful examinations of post-war conditions, Jennings' startling documentary films redefined the genre. The book carefully examines and explains the central components of Jennings' most significant films, and considers the relevance of his filmmaking to British cinema and contemporary experience.
Cinema of Australia and New Zealand, Paperback (November 2006)
From "The Story of the Kelly Gang" in 1906 to the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Australia and New Zealand have made a unique impact on international cinema. This book celebrates the commercially successful narrative feature films produced by these film cultures, as well as key documentaries, shorts and independent films.
Documentary Screens, Hardback (May 2004)» View all books by Keith Beattie
Keith Beattie's study offers a clear and comprehensive analysis of documentary film and television by adopting a 'documentary studies' approach in which non-fictional work is situated within historical, economic and disciplinary contexts.
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Author Biography - Keith Beattie
Keith Beattie is a member of the Faculty of Arts of Deakin University, Melbourne.
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