Documentary Superstars Pa

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-06-17
  • Publisher: Ingram Book Co

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When did the documentary filmmaker, purveyor of all things dull, become a glamorous Hollywood figure? Documentary Superstars examines the evolution of the documentary film: from cinma vrit to the inserted narrator, from the balanced point of view to the charismatic commentator, from the documentarian as star to popular reality television shows. Film critic and instructor Marsha McCreadie explores the controversy and innovation of the modern day documentary with detailed film descriptions and brand new commentary from some of the most influential names in the field, including:

Author Biography

Marsha McCreadie, a film critic and author, has written four books on film. Her articles appear in Variety, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. A professor of documentary filmmaking at Fordham University, she lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Transforming the Image of Truthp. 001
The Purist and the Peekaboo Documentarianp. 027
The Professor and the Rabble-Rouserp. 053
The Practitioner and the Visionaryp. 075
The Charismatic Commenterp. 107
The Documentarian Gets to Starp. 127
The Documentary Filmmaker in the Role of Spoofmeisterp. 151
Happy Hybridsp. 171
The New Breed Selects and Mixes Formsp. 183
It's a Wrapp. 199
Tips and Tricks of the Tradep. 217
Brief List of Film Festivalsp. 227
Selected Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 235
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