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Part 1: Ground rules 1. The event: archive and newsreel 2. Narration: the film and its voice Part 2: The legacy of direct cinema 3. Documentary journeys 4. New observational documentary: from 'docusoaps' to reality television Part 3: Performance 5. The president and the image 6. The performative documentary Part 4: New directions 7. Contemporary documentaries: performance and success

About the Author

Stella Bruzzi is Chair in Film and Television Studies at Warwick University. Her previous publications include the co-edited collection Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis (2000, with Pamela Church Gibson) and Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies (1997). Her most recent publication is Bringing Up Daddy: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Post-War Hollywood (2005).


'It's refreshing to find a book that cuts through the tired old debates that have surrounded documentary film and television heralds a welcome new approach.' - "Sight and Sound" 'This book is going to be essential reading for any media teacher with a serious interest in documentary and is highly recommended for centres selecting 'Documentary' as one of the two 'Textual Topics' on AQA's Media spec.' - " In The Picture"

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