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The most popular Documentary films books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Wild Wild Guru: An insider's account of his life with Bhagwan, the world's most controversial guru
The story behind the hit Netflix documentary 'Wild Wild Country'
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To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS
This is a world of transformative pains, triumphs, losses and celebrations and joins us all in our universal experiences of health and sickness, birth and death, regardless of race, gender or wealth. Informed by over seventy hours of interviews, the work is punctuated with the historical narrative of the birth of the NHS Act.
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My Penguin Year: Living with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery
An unprecedented portrait of an emperor penguin colony in Antarctica, generously illustrated with the author's breathtaking photography.
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Sunday in Hell: Behind the Lens of the Greatest Cycling Film of All Time
The resulting film, A Sunday in Hell, has become the most admired cycling documentary of all time, and its revolutionary camera and sound techniques have forever changed the way the sport is viewed on screen.
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Adventures in the Lives of Others: Ethical Dilemmas in Factual Filmmaking
Putting readers into the shoes of film and TV professionals, Adventures in the Lives of Others is a gripping insider's account of ethics, problem-solving and decision-making at the cutting edge of documentaries and factual television.
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BBC Wildlife Documentaries in the Age of Attenborough
This book explores the history of wildlife television in post-war Britain. It will be of interest to wildlife television amateurs, historians of British television and students in science communication.
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Introduction to Documentary, Third Edition
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Black Holes: The Reith Lectures
"It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers."In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that fascinated him for decades - black holes.
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Documentary Across Platforms: Reverse Engineering Media, Place, and Politics
In Documentary Across Platforms, noted scholar of film and experimental media Patricia R. Zimmermann offers a glimpse into the ever-evolving constellation of practices known as "documentary" and the way in which they investigate, engage with, and interrogate the world.
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Documentary Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction on Screen
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Secret Life of the Movies
Hidden motifs, references, background details, set design, cameos, crossovers, inspirations and oddities in the history of cinema.
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Truth, Dare or Promise: Art and Documentary Revisited
Truth, Dare or Promise: Art and Documentary Revisited reflects on the ways that artists and filmmakers address the innovations and limitations of producing and exhibiting their work.
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Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide: A Down & Dirty DV Production
Previous edition title: The shut up and shoot: freelance video guide: a down & dirty DV production.
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Screen Production Research: Creative Practice as a Mode of Enquiry
Aimed at students and educators across all levels of Higher Education, this agenda-setting book defines what screen production research is and looks like-and by doing so celebrates creative practice as an important pursuit in the contemporary academic landscape.
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Stories From the Deep: Reflections on a Life Exploring Ireland's North Atlantic Waters
Spun from the author's first-hand experience as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker, from memory, natural history and the culture of Ireland's coastal communities, Stories from the Deep is a profound and lyrical exploration of Ireland's ocean waters through narrative and poetry.
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American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11
American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film.
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Journalism, Power and Investigation: Global and Activist Perspectives
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Say What Happened: A Story of Documentaries
"People increasingly are using documentaries as journalism, younger audiences want to see change in the world," Fraser says. In this book, he lists his top one-hundred documentaries, and where readers can watch them. Nick Fraser is the author of The Voice of Modern Hatred and The Importance of Being Eton.
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
A funny, insightful memoir by much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux, who takes us on a weird and wonderful journey through his life and two decades of groundbreaking television.
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Personal Camera - The Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film
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Documentary Case Studies: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told
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Journalism, Power and Investigation: Global and Activist Perspectives
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Regarding the Real: Cinema, Documentary, and the Visual Arts
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Digital Storytelling: Capturing Lives, Creating Community
"Fourth edition published in 2013 by Routledge"--T.p. verso.
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Beasts of the Deep: Sea Creatures and Popular Culture
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American Marshall Plan Film Campaign and the Europeans: A Captivated Audience?
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Women and War in Rwanda: Gender, Media and the Representation of Genocide
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To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS
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Wildflower: The Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Murder of Joan Root
A compelling story of African adventure, romance and intrigue, perfect for readers of bestselling true crime such as WHITE MISCHIEF and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL.
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D.A. Pennebaker
Performing the real through the lens of a renowned innovator of documentary filmmaking
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Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis
The Migrant Image offers a sophisticated analysis of how refugee and exiled artists imagine a globalized world where borders are shifting, populations are forcibly removed from their homelands, and the gap separating the rich from the poor is growing.
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Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939
The behind-the-scenes story of Hollywood's struggle with Nazism before the outbreak of war.
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Drawn from Life: Issues and Themes in Animated Documentary Cinema
This collection looks at the ways in which cognition is explicitly or implicitly conceived of as distributed across brain, body and world in Enlightenment and Romantic science, medicine, philosophy, art, literature and drama.
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Post-1990 Documentary: Reconfiguring Independence
Presents case studies focusing on major aspects of post 1990 documentary practices and styles. This title provides detailed insights into contemporary independent documentary makers and their varied works, practices and uses. It offers a variety of perspectives and interpretations of under studied subject matters.
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Lubitsch Can't Wait - A Collection of Ten Philosophical Discussions on Ernst Lubitsch's Film Comedy
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Transnational Film Remakes
Offering a variety of case studies in which films have been remade across national borders, Transnational Film Remakes provides an analysis of cinematic remaking that moves beyond Hollywood to address the truly global nature of this phenomenon.
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Documentary Film Reader: History, Theory, Criticism
The Documentary Film Reader brings together an expansive range of writing by scholars, critics, historians, and filmmakers to provide a stimulating foundational text for students and others who want to undertake study of nonfiction film.
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Act of Documenting: Documentary Film in the 21st Century
A critical review of documentary in the 21st century.
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Documentary Voice & Vision: A Creative Approach to Non-Fiction Media Production
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I-Docs: The Evolving Practices of Interactive Documentary
Taking a broad view of interactive documentary as any work which engages with 'the real' by employing digital interactive technology, this volume addresses a range of platforms and environments, from web-docs and virtual reality to mobile media and live performance.
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Stories Make the World: Reflections on Storytelling and the Art of the Documentary
In this book, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary film and other forms of storytelling remain so essential today.
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Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary
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In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema
In Person looks at the ways that documentary film is affected when people are cast to reenact their own stories on screen.
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Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil: Cinematic Archives of the Present
This book examines the vibrant field of documentary filmmaking in Brazil from the transition to democracy in 1985 to the present with attention to the way the films of this period incorporate, reflect on, and reworks a variety of archival materials, including official documents, ethnographic images, and home movies and photo albums.
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Documentary Filmmaking in Contemporary Brazil: Cinematic Archives of the Present
This book examines the vibrant field of documentary filmmaking in Brazil from the transition to democracy in 1985 to the present with attention to the way the films of this period incorporate, reflect on, and reworks a variety of archival materials, including official documents, ethnographic images, and home movies and photo albums.
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Looking Machine: Essays on Cinema, Anthropology and Documentary Filmmaking
This book of essays brings together his latest ideas on filming, documentary, anthropology and the art of cinema, based on his practice as an award-winning maker of ethnographic films. -- .
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Residual Futures: The Urban Ecologies of Literary and Visual Media of 1960s and 1970s Japan
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Documentary Across Platforms: Reverse Engineering Media, Place, and Politics
In Documentary Across Platforms, noted scholar of film and experimental media Patricia R. Zimmermann offers a glimpse into the ever-evolving constellation of practices known as "documentary" and the way in which they investigate, engage with, and interrogate the world.
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Unseen: My Journey
From Grange Hill to Top of the Pops, Reggie Yates has been on camera nearly all of his life, but it's as a documentary filmmaker - and a pretty fearless one at that - where he has truly been making his mark, investigating everything from gun crime in Chicago, to life as a refugee in Iraq.
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Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939
The behind-the-scenes story of Hollywood's struggle with Nazism before the outbreak of war.