Documentary

The Margins of Reality

Paul Ward

Wallflower Press

Documentary

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Pub Date: March 2006

ISBN: 9781904764595

144 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Pub Date: March 2006

ISBN: 9780231850094

144 Pages

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Documentary

The Margins of Reality

Paul Ward

Wallflower Press

In using case studies such as Touching the Void (2003) and the films of Nick Broomfield, this timely introduction to the growing field of documentary explores the definition and understanding of the form, as well as the relationship between documentary and drama, specifically the notion of reconstruction and reenactment. Paul Ward also discusses animated documentaries, the fertile genre of comedy, and feature-length contemporary works that have achieved widespread cinematic release.
Documentary: The Margins of Reality stands on its own merits as a well-written,insightful and occasionally elegant study...it is certainly a welcome supplement, particularly on issues in contemporary documentary. Dave Rolinson, Scope
Introduction
1. Defining Documentary
2. Fiction and Nonfiction: The Great Divide?
3. The Changing Face of the Historical Documentary
4. Documentary and Comedy
5. Animation and Documentary Representation
Filmography
Bibliography

About the Author

Paul Ward is lecturer in film and television studies at Brunel University.