100 British Documentaries Patrick Russell

ISBN: 9781844571949

Published: November 13th 2007

Hardcover

272 pages


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100 British Documentaries  by  Patrick Russell

100 British Documentaries by Patrick Russell
November 13th 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9781844571949 | 8.76 Mb

Ever since John Grierson popularized the term documentary, British non-fiction film has been renowned, sometimes reviled, but seldom properly appreciated. 100 British Documentaries provides a uniquely accessible, occasionally provocativeMoreEver since John Grierson popularized the term documentary, British non-fiction film has been renowned, sometimes reviled, but seldom properly appreciated. 100 British Documentaries provides a uniquely accessible, occasionally provocative introduction to a rich and surprisingly varied tradition by considering 100 examples taken from across a centurys worth of output.The 100 films range from the Victorian period to the present day.

Alongside such classics as Night Mail and Touching the Void are documentaries that illustrate the many uses to which it has been put--from pro-gram-filler to political propaganda to classroom teaching aid--and the many styles and viewpoints it has embraced. While the focus is on the documentary film, several television productions are included, indicating how the genre has developed on the small screen.



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