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Documentary: The Margins of Reality

byPaul Ward

Paperback | March 17, 2006

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In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.

Paul Ward is lecturer in film and television studies at Brunel University.
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Title:Documentary: The Margins of RealityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:March 17, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1904764592

ISBN - 13:9781904764595

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Defining Documentary 2. Fiction and Nonfiction: The Great Divide?3. The Changing Face of the Historical Documentary4. Documentary and Comedy5. Animation and Documentary RepresentationFilmographyBibliography

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Documentary: The Margins of Reality stands on its own merits as a well-written,insightful and occasionally elegant study...it is certainly a welcome supplement, particularly on issues in contemporary documentary.