Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction takes readers along the diverse paths of Patricia Aufderheide, author Director of the Center for Social Media and. ‘Defining the documentary’ explores how film can tell a story about real life honestly, Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction$ Patricia Aufderheide. Aufderheide, Patricia. Documentary film: a very short introduction. / Patricia Aufderheide. p. cm.—(Very short introductions). Includes bibliographical references.

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Questions for Consideration and Discussion: She received the career achievement award for scholarship from the International Documentary Association in and has served as a Sundance Film Festival juror and as a board member of the Independent Television Service.

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shotr One person found this helpful. Flaherty, Grierson, and Vertov. I wish to see a second edition that includes the development of untroduction Documentary film since Return to Book Page. I bought this book as someone who’s interested in documentary films. Arts and Humanities Archaeology. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Se ha cuestionado la autenticidad de los documentales ya que el director toma una realidad y le da a esta el sentido que el quiera.


Una historia sobre una parcela de la vida real a la que el director decide aproximarse para, siempre de una manera sincera y honestaacercarla al espectador. Patricia, as I have seen through her videos on YouTube, is more interested in the vert between the viewers and the products films.

In this concise, crisply written guide, Patricia Aufderheide takes readers along the diverse paths of documentary history and charts the lively, often fierce debates among filmmakers and scholars about the best ways documentarh represent reality and to tell the truths worth telling.

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However, even after explaining how early documentarians basically faked some parts, and how the Nazi’s used propaganda-documentary entirely to their advantage, the author singles out one film – Loose Change – to dismiss.

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Buy the selected items together This item: Christine rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Tight, cogent prose makes it both an excellent history of, and an inviting introduction to documentary film. The author demonstrates a clear history of the beginnings of these films after WW I and takes us to the present uses of the films often distinguishing between informative films and propaganda.

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

Other editions – View all Documentary Film: A very easy and fast read, the aufderheidee half explains the history and most popular methods and philosophies behind documentary film-making. Indeed, it’s a book for beginners who seek preliminary knowledge about documentary film evolution. Overall, I found this book really satisfying. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Oddly enough, she gives no evidence to back this up as she had in all other cases, nor does she recognize the fact that the so-called proof that shows the theories in Loose Change to be false is, in itself, as questionable as the theories in rilm documentary film.

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