Contemporary Documentary.

By: Marcus, DanielContributor(s): Kara, SelminMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Description: 1 online resource (229 p.)ISBN: 9781317534167Subject(s): Documentary films -- History and criticism | Documentary television programs -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contemporary DocumentaryDDC classification: 070.1/8 LOC classification: PN1995.9.D6 -- C557 2016ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- Introduction: Situating Contemporary Documentary -- Part I: Forms, Genres, Innovations -- 1. Lying to Be Real: The Aesthetics of Ambiguity in Docufictions -- Introduction -- Historical precedents and the mockumentary paradigm -- "Judgment comes easy in documentary": In Vanda's Room and the need to play oneself -- Soliciting the viewer: documentary redefinition and camcorder aesthetics -- A trip down memory lane: personal testimonies of national memory in 24 City
Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 2. The Mockumentary -- Introduction -- Chronicle: documenting the superhero -- The Office and the emergence of the mockusoap -- I'm Still Here and mockumentary hoaxes -- The naturalization of mockumentary discourse -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 3. Animated Documentary -- Introduction -- What are animated documentaries? -- Interpreting animated documentaries -- Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008) -- The present and future of animated documentary -- Suggested viewing -- Notes -- Bibliography
4. Producing the Crowdsourced Documentary: The Implications of Storytelling and Technology -- Crowdsourcing -- Production overviews -- Documentary storytelling -- Technology -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 5. Designed Experiences in Interactive Documentaries -- Experience design -- Interactivity -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 6. Indigenous Documentary Media -- Defining the murky terrain -- Indigenizing the documentary paradigms -- Theoretical approaches to indigenous media -- Constructing indigenous representational sovereignty: some case studies
Coniston, A Thick Dark Fog, and the unsilencing of indigenous histories -- Children of the Jaguar -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Part II: Documentary in New Contexts -- 7. True Life: The Voice of Television Documentary -- The voice of documentary -- First-person media and reality television -- Giving an account of oneself -- "True Life: I'm Homeless" -- Bibliography -- 8. Interrogating the Media: Errol Morris in the Information Age -- Technology and the documentary tradition -- The Fog of War: animating archival media
Standard Operating Procedure: digital photography and database aesthetics -- The Unknown Known: truth in the information age -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 9. Documentary and the Survival of the Film Auteur: Agnès Varda, Werner Herzog, and Spike Lee -- Introduction: the creative spirit of the independent auteur -- Agnès Varda -- Werner Herzog -- Spike Lee -- Documentary and the survival of the independent -- Note -- Bibliography -- 10. The Ethics of Appropriation: "Misusing" the Found Document in Suitcase of Love and Shame and A Film Unfinished -- Document(ary) eavesdropping
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- Introduction: Situating Contemporary Documentary -- Part I: Forms, Genres, Innovations -- 1. Lying to Be Real: The Aesthetics of Ambiguity in Docufictions -- Introduction -- Historical precedents and the mockumentary paradigm -- "Judgment comes easy in documentary": In Vanda's Room and the need to play oneself -- Soliciting the viewer: documentary redefinition and camcorder aesthetics -- A trip down memory lane: personal testimonies of national memory in 24 City

Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 2. The Mockumentary -- Introduction -- Chronicle: documenting the superhero -- The Office and the emergence of the mockusoap -- I'm Still Here and mockumentary hoaxes -- The naturalization of mockumentary discourse -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 3. Animated Documentary -- Introduction -- What are animated documentaries? -- Interpreting animated documentaries -- Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008) -- The present and future of animated documentary -- Suggested viewing -- Notes -- Bibliography

4. Producing the Crowdsourced Documentary: The Implications of Storytelling and Technology -- Crowdsourcing -- Production overviews -- Documentary storytelling -- Technology -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 5. Designed Experiences in Interactive Documentaries -- Experience design -- Interactivity -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- 6. Indigenous Documentary Media -- Defining the murky terrain -- Indigenizing the documentary paradigms -- Theoretical approaches to indigenous media -- Constructing indigenous representational sovereignty: some case studies

Coniston, A Thick Dark Fog, and the unsilencing of indigenous histories -- Children of the Jaguar -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Part II: Documentary in New Contexts -- 7. True Life: The Voice of Television Documentary -- The voice of documentary -- First-person media and reality television -- Giving an account of oneself -- "True Life: I'm Homeless" -- Bibliography -- 8. Interrogating the Media: Errol Morris in the Information Age -- Technology and the documentary tradition -- The Fog of War: animating archival media

Standard Operating Procedure: digital photography and database aesthetics -- The Unknown Known: truth in the information age -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- 9. Documentary and the Survival of the Film Auteur: Agnès Varda, Werner Herzog, and Spike Lee -- Introduction: the creative spirit of the independent auteur -- Agnès Varda -- Werner Herzog -- Spike Lee -- Documentary and the survival of the independent -- Note -- Bibliography -- 10. The Ethics of Appropriation: "Misusing" the Found Document in Suitcase of Love and Shame and A Film Unfinished -- Document(ary) eavesdropping

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In this wide-ranging volume, Marcus (Goucher College) and Kara (OCAD Univ., Toronto) take on a challenging task: they explore the many varieties of works that, primarily in the 21st century, use the practices of documentary filmmaking. The book succeeds on many counts: each of the 12 essays manages to survey a subgenre and provide close analyses of key primary subjects. Bill Nichols, known for his scholarship on documentary film, sets the stage in a helpful foreword, and the book's two-part structure--"Form, Genre, and Innovations" followed by "Documentary in New Contexts"--clusters essays nicely. Each essay treats a distinct form of documentary, but the editors' astute groupings result in a good deal of fruitful overlap. The first two contributions treat, respectively, docufiction and mockumentary, and together these essays form a useful dialogue on the many intersections between fiction and nonfiction in contemporary documentary practices. Other essays focus on more experimental and developing forms and suggest many avenues for future films and research: animated documentaries, interactive and crowdsourced documentaries, indigenous documentaries. Bottom line: this should be required reading for those interested in documentary film in all its manifestations. Summing Up: Essential. All readers. --Leah M. Anderst, Queensborough Community College - CUNY

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Daniel Marcus teaches media and documentary studies at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of Happy Days and Wonder Years: The Fifties and the Sixties in Contemporary Cultural Politics , and editor of ROAR! The Paper Tiger Television Guide to Media Activism .

Selmin Kara is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University. She is interested in digital aesthetics and sound in post-cinema and documentary. Her work has appeared in Studies in Documentary Film , The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media , and Music and Sound in Nonfiction Film .

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