Documentary Superstars How Today's Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|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|
|The New Breed Selects and Mixes Forms|
|It's a Wrap|
|Tips and Tricks of the Trade|
|Brief List of Film Festivals|