Films of Fact
A HIstory of Science Documentary on Film and Television
By (author) Timothy Boon
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Films of Fact by Timothy Boon
Book DescriptionBritain has long been recognised for its proud contribution to documentary cinema, yet its long tradition of scientific and medical documentaries remains underrepresented in the literature on nonfiction film. "Films of Fact" is the first in-depth history of the genre, which began with amateur hobbyists in the early twentieth century, played a key role in government post-war health programmes, and became a treasured part of popular culture with "BBC2's" "Horizon" and the programming of "Channel 4". Central to the narrative is Paul Rotha, a pioneering advocate of science broadcasting of the post-war period, and a figure second only to John Grierson in British documentary history, who helped nurture the collaborative ethos and practices that make scientific and medical documentaries a unique subgenre of documentary cinema. Written by a specialist scientific scholar, "Films of Fact" is a landmark text on a crucial yet rarely discussed aspect of British popular culture. Discussed are films such as "World of Plenty" (1943) and "Land of Promise" (1945), and television programmes such as "Horizon" (1964 onwards) and "Crucible: Science and Society" (1982).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905674374
(230mm x 159mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Timothy Boon
Timothy Boon is Head of Collections at the Science Museum, London. He is also a historian and curator of science, medicine and film, and a contributor to Signs of Life: Medicine and Cinema (2005).
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