The Art of Record: A Critical Introduction (Paperback)

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Documentary is a controversial and important area of media production. The art of record is a fascinating insight into the function of documentary in film and television. Its attempts to depict reality, and to comment on it, have provoked disagreement from the 1920s to the present day. Recent debates about knowledge and representation, and about the changing character of public culture, have increased its interest and relevance. John Corner presents a clear overview of the theoretical issues and critical debates around documentary, and discusses the development of the main styles and approaches, including dramadocs and fly-on-the-wall. He also looks at the dual identity of work in documentary as both artefact and as reference. The book provides a valuable detailed analysis of specific examples of powerful documentary films and programmes such as Cathy Come Home, Life and Times of Rosie the Rivetter and When the Dog Bites.

About the Author

Professor John Corner is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and Communication Studies at the University of Liverpool

Product Details
ISBN: 9780719046872
ISBN-10: 0719046874
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: September 12th, 1996
Pages: 212
Language: English