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American documentary film : projecting the nation /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Geiger, Jeffrey.
Format: Book
Published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Novelties, spectacles and the documentary impulse. Case studies: Blacksmith scene (1893), Buffalo dance (1984), Mess call (1896)
  • Virtual travels and the tourist gaze. Case study: Nanook of the north (1922)
  • Serious play: documentary and the avant-garde. Case study: Manhatta (1921)
  • Activism and advocacy: the Depression era. Case study: The plow that broke the plains (1936)
  • Idea-weapons: documentary propaganda. Case study: The Memphis Belle (1944)
  • 'Uncontrolled' situations: direct cinema. Case study: Tongues untied (1989)
  • Media wars: documentary dispersion. Case study: Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).