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  • Contemporary Documentary

    Edited by Daniel Marcus, Selmin Kara

    Contemporary Documentary offers a rich survey of the rapidly expanding landscape of documentary film, television, video, and new media. The collection of original essays addresses the emerging forms, popular genres, and innovative approaches of the digital era. The anthology highlights…

    Paperback – 2015-10-18 
    Routledge

  • Environmental Ethics and Film

    By Pat Brereton

    Environmental ethics presents and defends a systematic and comprehensive account of the moral relation between human beings and their natural environment and assumes that human behaviour toward the natural world can and is governed by moral norms. In contemporary society, film has provided a…

    Paperback – 2015-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • Spaces of the Cinematic Home

    Behind the Screen Door

    Edited by Eleanor Andrews, Stella Hockenhull, Fran Pheasant-Kelly

    This book examines the ways in which the house appears in films and the modes by which it moves beyond being merely a backdrop for action. Specifically, it explores the ways that domestic spaces carry inherent connotations that filmmakers exploit to enhance meanings and pleasures within film.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age

    Depictions of War in Burns, Moore, and Morris

    By Lucia Ricciardelli

    American Documentary Filmmaking in the Digital Age examines the recent challenges to the conventions of realist documentary through the lens of war documentary films by Ken Burns, Michael Moore, and Errol Morris. During the twentieth century, the invention of new technologies of audiovisual…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Music and Sound in Documentary Film

    Edited by Holly Rogers

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-11-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-08-07
    Routledge

  • Documentary's Awkward Turn

    Cringe Comedy and Media Spectatorship

    By Jason Middleton

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-12-04
    Routledge

  • Documenting Taiwan on Film

    Issues and Methods in New Documentaries

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2013-09-22
    Routledge

  • The Music Documentary

    Acid Rock to Electropop

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-03-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Digital Storytelling

    Capturing Lives, Creating Community

    By Joe Lambert

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-12-06
    Routledge
    Digital Imaging and Computer Vision

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