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By (author) Stella Bruzzi
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New Documentary by Stella Bruzzi
Book DescriptionPraise for New Documentary: 'It's refreshing to find a book that cuts through the tired old debates that have surrounded documentary film and television. It heralds a welcome new approach.' Sight and Sound 'Documentary practice changes so fast that books on the subject are often out of date before they are published. Bruzzi's achievement is to have understood the genre as an activity based on performance rather than observation. This is a fresh perspective which illuminates the fundamental shifts that will continue to take place in the genre as it enters its second century.' John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London New Documentary provides a contemporary look at documentary and fresh and challenging ways of theorising the non-fiction film. As engaging as the original, this second edition features thorough updates to the existing chapters, as well as a brand new chapter on contemporary cinema release documentaries. This new edition includes: * Contemporary films such as Capturing the Friedmans, Etre et avoir, Farenheit 9/11, The Fog of War and Touching the Void as well as more canonical texts such as Hoop Dreams and Shoah * Additional interviews with influential practitioners, such as director Michael Apted and producer Stephen Lambert * A comprehensively revised discussion of modern observational documentary, including docusoaps, reality television and formatted documentaries * The work of documentary filmmakers such as Nicholas Barker, Errol Morris, Nick Broomfield, Molly Dineen and Michael Moore and the work of Avant-Garde filmmakers such as Chris Marker and Patrick Keiller * Gender identity, queer theory, performance, race and spectatorship. Bruzzi shows how theories of documentary filmmaking can be applied to contemporary texts and genres, and discusses the relationship between recent, innovative examples of the genre and the more established canon of documentary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415385251
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stella Bruzzi
Men's Cinema, Hardback (September 2013)
A study of masculinity and film style. It is about identification as well as analysis, about mise-en-scene alongside representation and narrative. It offers a theorisation of men in Hollywood cinema via close textual analysis.
High Heels, Hardback (October 2011)
Featuring a selection of contemporary fashion photography, this title takes us on a visual odyssey through ideas of beauty, danger and seduction. It explores the confluence of art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels swooping down fashion show runways and city streets everywhere.
Close-up 03, Hardback (May 2008)» View all books by Stella Bruzzi
'Close-Up 03' is a collection of three individual studies specialising in close readings of films and TV. Each issue is devoted to the practice of detailed textual analysis of film and visual media.
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Author Biography - Stella Bruzzi
Stella Bruzzi is Chair in Film and Television Studies at Warwick University. Her previous publications include the co-edited collection Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis (2000, with Pamela Church Gibson) and Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies (1997). Her most recent publication is Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-War Hollywood (2005).
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