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An Introduction to Documentary »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday April 26, 2010

Categories: Other Topics, Documentaries, Factual, Modes, Audience / Stereotypes, Nanook, Truth, British, Soviet Union, Nazi Propaganda, Cinema Verite, Documentarists, Contemporary, Mockumentary, Bibliography, Activities, Documentaries Links

Documentary means different things to different people. A documentary aims to be concerned with truthful reporting. Documentaries have a reputation for being serious, reliable and objective in their reporting, with a commitment to truthfulness. There are documentary programmes with elements of comedy, or drama, and the modern documentary uses elements from entertainment programming to attract an audience and be entertaining.

The British filmmaker John Grierson is credited...

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Documentary Links »

Richard Gent | Wednesday May 13, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Documentaries, Factual, Modes, Audience / Stereotypes, Nanook, Truth, British, Soviet Union, Nazi Propaganda, Cinema Verite, Documentarists, Contemporary, Mockumentary, Bibliography, Activities, Documentaries Links

Century Films

Century Films create innovative, hard-hitting documentaries and dramas for all the major UK broadcasters, with sales to many international channels. Their work is distinctive, challenging and inventive - and above all, compelling.

They are renowned for producing award-winning work that gives a fresh angle on difficult subjects.

By applying an innovative approach to our films, they push the boundaries of documentary and drama production. They aim to relate...

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Bill Nichols’ Six ‘Modes’ of Documentary »

Viki Walden | Tuesday May 12, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Documentaries, Modes

Poetic Mode

Reassembling fragments of the world, a transformation of historical material into a more abstract, lyrical form, usually associated with Grierson, 1920s and Modernists.

Joris Ivens - Rain Part I (1929)
Joris Ivens - Rain Part II (1929)

Humphrey Jennings - Fires Were Started

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Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali - Un Chien Andalou Part I (1929)
Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali - Un Chien Andalou Part II (1929)

Man Ray...

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