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Description - Introduction to Documentary, Second Edition by Bill Nichols

This new edition of Bill Nichols's bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "How did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?" Carefully revised to take account of new work and trends, this volume includes information on more than 100 documentaries released since the first edition, an expanded treatment of the six documentary modes, new still images, and a greatly expanded list of distributors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253222602
ISBN-10: 0253222605
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols is Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University and author of Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary (IUP, 1992) and Blurred Boundaries: Questions of Meaning in Contemporary Culture (IUP, 1995).

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