Documentary Superstars How Today's Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form

ISBN-10: 1581155085
ISBN-13: 9781581155082
Edition: 2008
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Description: The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment * Newfound box-office clout makes documentaries big business * Interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Al Gore, Sacha Baron Cohen, more * Includes  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The first book to trace the rise of documentaries as mainstream entertainment * Newfound box-office clout makes documentaries big business * Interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Al Gore, Sacha Baron Cohen, more * Includes career advice for new documentary filmmakers When did documentaries get glamorous?Documentary Superstarslooks at the history of documentaries and traces their transition from hands-off to in your face. Exclusive interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol Morris, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman, Al Gore, and more of the biggest names in the field show the impact of the documentary style on mainstream movies and on our society. From cinema verite to the inserted narrator, from the "balanced" point of view to the charismatic commentator (a laFahrenheit 9/11), to the documentarian starring in his own narrative (as inSupersize Me)to filmmakers’ innovative use of cameos, pseudocameos, and archival footage, and much more,Documentary Superstarsexamines the way in which this evolving art form has changed--and changed us.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Transforming the Image of Truth
The Purist and the Peekaboo Documentarian
The Professor and the Rabble-Rouser
The Practitioner and the Visionary
The Charismatic Commenter
The Documentarian Gets to Star
The Documentary Filmmaker in the Role of Spoofmeister
Happy Hybrids
The New Breed Selects and Mixes Forms
It's a Wrap
Tips and Tricks of the Trade
Brief List of Film Festivals
Selected Bibliography
Index

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