- Series: Cambridge Studies in Film
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 28, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521456819
- ISBN-13: 978-0521456814
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,638,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Documentary Film Classics (Cambridge Studies in Film)
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Documentary Film Classics offers close readings on a number of major films, such as Nanook of the North,,Land Without Bread, Night and Fog, Chronicle of a Summer and Don't Look Back. Spanning the history of the documentary film tradition, William Rothman analyzes the philosophical and historical issues and themes implicit in these works. Designed to guide film students through the "texts" of a wide range of documentaries, his readings also focus on the achievements of these works as films per se.
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This book offers close readings of a number of major documentaries. The author analyzes the philosophical and historical issues and themes implicit in these works. Designed to guide film students through the 'texts' of films that span the history of the documentary film movement, his readings also focus on the achievements of these works as films per se.