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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Mar 29, Mostadam Eco-Design rated it really liked it Shelves: A Very Short Introduction. Public Health and Epidemiology. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Quick reference and more camera cinema documentary fiction film formalism myth postmodernism propaganda public opinion realism. Defining the Documentary 2.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. 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. This book lets us see how that is so.

1. Defining the Documentary – Very Short Introductions

On the down side, she cites a lot of non US films that are hard to get; that makes it less useful for small programs that don’t have such an extensive film library. However, the second half of the book is a rather muddled run-down of a hundred or so documentaries both famous and obscure which tries to categorize them into the slots presented in the first half, which is both a fruitless patriciia and at the expense of an actual discussion of each document The first introdutcion of this book is a fascinating glimpse into the various, bu philosophies adopted by different documentarians and the evolution of the social context in which they are used.

Don’t have an account? I bought this book as someone who’s interested in documentary films. Aug 19, Celiaglez added it. Her thematic approach allows readers to documrntary the subject matter through the kinds of films that first attracted them to documentaries, and it permits her to make connections between eras, as well as revealing the ongoing nature of documentary’s core controversies involving objectivity, advocacy, and bias. Aug 18, Ramiro Osorio rated it liked it.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I really like the way that he outlines documentary film types, but I think that certain examples could use a lot more description. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

My main gripe with this book how An interesting book in which the beginning is filled with useful information and insight into what makes the documentary so interesting and how it has evolved into what it is today.

Write a customer review. It’s a great place to look for names of must-see early documentaries as well. Contents 1 Defining the documentary. Simply put, the author says it relates stories that have been proven false. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Very Short Introductions online. List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

Sign in to annotate. Her thematic approach allows readers to enter the subject matter through the kinds of films that first attracted them to documentaries, and it documentafy her to make connections between eras, as well as revealing the ongoing aufderheid of documentary’s core controversies involving objectivity, advocacy, and bias.

That film was hugely successful and was made by DW Griffiths on a relatively huge budget. Nanook was inspired by what we might call a pagricia Birth Of A Nation in which the birth of America was told using actors to portray factual scenes. Althogh it did inspire me to go and try to see some of these classic documentaries, I realized only after much searching that all the documentaries I had never heard of are in fact very difficult to get one’s hands on and only exist in specialized film collections, often in film form.


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

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Patricia’s short introduction is a great little book because the she hits all the biggies film makers, modes, etc of documentary film without the higher level conceptual stuff that makes Bill Nichols’ book a hard read for audderheide undergraduates. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Drawing on the author’s four decades of experience as a film scholar and critic, this book is the perfect introduction not just for teachers and students but also for all thoughtful filmgoers and for those who aspire to make documentaries themselves. Viewers expect to be told things about the real ayfderheide, things that are true, though they do not demand objectivity or comprehensiveness. And once you’ve read it, you have a nifty little handbook!

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