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"I can hardly praise this book enough. Should every documentary student read it? Certainly. Should every documentary filmmaker, no matter how experienced they are, read it? Certainly."Austin Lamont, commenting on the first edition in Film Quarterly
This book should be called the Documentary Filmmaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’ The moral, ethical, aesthetic, and communicative problems of documentary filmmaking are explored through knowledge and experience in the field, studio, editing room, theater, and television. Every new or established documentary filmmaker should read it.”Donald E. Staples, University of North Texas
Alan Rosenthal was born in England, studied law at Oxford, and has made over sixty films for television. His books include New Challenges for Documentary, Why Docudrama? Fact-Fiction on Film and TV, and Jerusalem: Take One! Memoirs of a Jewish Filmmaker. He received a Peabody Award for Journalism and the International Documentary Association’s award for scholarship. Currently he divides his time among projects in Jerusalem, London, and New York. His most recent film is Adolf Eichmann: The Secret Memoirs.
This is a very well written book. The author is very knowledgeable and generous.The book is engaging and very thorough. Read morePublished 11 months ago by krete
This is a great book for any one thinking about making a documentary for the first time and wondering where to start.Published 15 months ago by Khalid Bilton
Good introduction to the documentary film process but if you are interested in getting into the documentary film business you will need to do a lot more than read this, of course.Published 21 months ago by nyitaly
I heven't read through it all yet, but i've skimmed it and it's awesome. Exactly what I was looking for.Published on April 15, 2011 by daniel
I have been a big fan of Alan Rosenthal ever since I read his book, The New Documentary in Action, years ago. Read morePublished on December 13, 2008 by Barry Hampe