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Act of Documenting : Documentary Film in the 21st Century (Hardcover) (Brian Winston)

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The Act of Documenting: Documentary Film in the 21st Century argues for nothing less than a fresh start for the documentary. Already it has escaped from the hegemony of Direct Cinema observationalism, but now “post-documentary hybridity” in its late 20th century form faces newer challenges: digital image manipulation; blasé audiences; interactivity. To meet these obstacles the supposed anomalies to the observational documentary's scientistic, Euro-centric, patriarchal proclivities as well as the new hybridity must be fully absorbed into the concept of documentary film and theoretically contextualized as such.The Act of Documenting, using potentially canonical early 21st century documentaries as a focus, will make a case for the 21st century documentary and lay out an agenda for its study. Authored by a leading figure in the field, Brian Winston – along with Gail Vanstone and Wang Chi – goes beyond the Anglophone framework of documentary studies to reflect a new hybridity – not between fact and fiction, but between mainstream documentary and its alternatives.
Number of Pages: 224.0
Genre: Photography, Performing Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Brian Winston
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2017
TCIN: 51654625
UPC: 9781501309168
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-9069

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