Documentary (Routledge Film Guidebooks) by David Saunders

By David Saunders

Dave Saunders’ lively advent to documentary covers its historical past, cultural context and improvement, and the techniques, controversies and services touching on non-fiction filmmaking. Saunders examines the numerous tools during which documentary conveys which means, when exploring its differing societal reasons.


After a old attention of foreign documentary creation, the writer examines the influence of contemporary technological advancements at the creation, distribution and viewing of non-fiction. furthermore, he explores the more and more hazy differences among real and dramatic codecs, discussing ‘reality television’, the ‘docu-drama’, and not more orthodox methods together with lively and fantastical representations of reality.


Documentary incorporates a vast diversity of educational discourse round non-fiction filmmaking, introducing readers to the foremost filmmakers, significant students, primary debates and important principles when it comes to the shape. This wide-ranging guidebook good points international releases from the Nineteen Twenties via to 2009, and comprises movies such as:




  • Nanook of the North (1922)

  • The guy with the motion picture Camera (1929)

  • Night Mail (1936)

  • Night and Fog (1955)

  • Primary (1960)

  • Roger and Me (1989)

  • Tarnation (2003)

  • My Winnipeg (2006)

  • Sicko (2007)

  • Waltz With Bashir (2008)

  • Say My Name (2009)

  • Anvil: the tale of Anvil (2009)

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