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Author Geiger, Jeffrey

Title American documentary film : projecting the nation / Jeffrey Geiger

Publ Info Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  PN1995.9.D6 G39 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Novelties, spectacles and the documentary impulse. Case studies: Blacksmith scene (1893), Buffalo dance (1894), Mess call (1896) -- Virtual travels and the tourist gaze. Case study: Nanook of the north (1922) -- Serious play: documentary and the avant-garde. Case study: Manhatta (1921) -- Activism and advocacy: the Depression era. Case study: The plow that broke the plains (1936) -- Idea-weapons: documentary propaganda. Case study: The Memphis Belle (1944) -- 'Uncontrolled' situations: direct cinema. Case study: Grey Gardens (1975) -- Relative truths: documentary and postmodernity. Case study: Tongues untied (1989) -- Media wars: documentary dispersion. Case study: Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
LC subject Documentary films -- United States -- History
United States -- In motion pictures
National characteristics, American, in motion pictures
ISBN 9780748621484 (pbk.)
0748621482 (pbk.)