Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary
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Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary

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..". a valuable and important book..." --The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

Representing Reality is the first book to offer a conceptual overview of documentary filmmaking practice. It addresses numerous social issues and how they are presented to the viewer by means of style, rhetoric, and narrative technique. The volume poses questions about the relationship...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 1991)
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Taylor
One day I might take some time to put together something of a real review in reference to this book, but until then I'll just say that it contains two of the most aesthetically beautiful, intellectually stunning passages I've read in the last year, and it's a critical studies text. Think about that for a minute. The chapter on axiographics is indispensable and Nichols's ideas of magnitude in relation to reflexive (and perhaps more interestingly) non-reflexive documentary are extremely complex wh...more
Dan Humphrey
Required reading for anyone who wants to think seriously about documentary film. One of the minority of academic books that's actually beautifully written.
Patriciacabrinha
A "must have" for all working in journalism and documentary production.
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