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  1. Music and Sound in Documentary Film

    Edited by Holly Rogers

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience’s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Political Documentary Cinema in Latin America

    Edited by Antonio Traverso, Kristi M. Wilson

    The chapters in this book show the important role that political documentary cinema has played in Latin America since the 1950s. Political documentary cinema in Latin America has a long history of tracing social injustice and suffering, depicting political unrest, intervening in periods of crisis...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Documentary's Awkward Turn

    Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

    By Jason Middleton

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Archive Effect

    Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History

    By Jaimie Baron

    The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History examines the problems of representation inherent in the appropriation of archival film and video footage for historical purposes. Baron analyses the way in which the meanings of archival documents are modified when they are...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Documenting Taiwan on Film

    Issues and Methods in New Documentaries

    Edited by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Tze-Lan Deborah Sang

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    To date, there is but a handful of articles on documentary films from Taiwan. This volume seeks to remedy the paucity in this area of research and conduct a systematic analysis of the genre. Each contributor to the volume investigates the various aspects of documentary by focusing on one or two...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Psychoanalysis and Ethics in Documentary Film

    By Agnieszka Piotrowska

    This distinctively interdisciplinary approach to the subject encompasses filmmaking, psychoanalysis, philosophy and popular culture and offers a unique insight into documentary film practice from a psychoanalytic perspective. At the heart of the enquiry is belief that ‘transference-love’ is present...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Music Documentary

    Acid Rock to Electropop

    Edited by Benjamin Halligan, Robert Edgar, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    The Music Documentary offers a wide-range of approaches, across key moments in the history of popular music, in order to define and interrogate this prominent genre of film-making. The writers in this volume argue persuasively that the music documentary must be considered as an essential cultural...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Digital Storytelling

    Capturing Lives, Creating Community

    By Joe Lambert

    Series: Digital Imaging and Computer Vision

    Listen deeply. Tell stories. This is the mantra of the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley California, which, since 1998 has worked with nearly 1,000 organizations around the world and trained more than 15,000 people in the art of digital storytelling. In this revised...

    Published December 7th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Creative Documentary

    Theory and Practice

    By Wilma De Jong, Jerry Rothwell, Erik Knudsen

    What does it mean to be a documentary filmmaker in today's world? How are new technologies changing documentary filmmaking? What new forms of documentary are emerging? Recent technological developments have made the making and distribution of documentary films easier and more widespread than ever...

    Published August 23rd 2011 by Routledge

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