Claiming the Real: The Griersonian Documentary and Its Legitimations

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British Film Institute, 1995 - Performing Arts - 301 pages
In "Claiming the Real, Brian Winston rewrites the history of documentary film to take account of technological change. He subjects the great figures of the past--Grierson, Flaherty, Dziga-Vertov--to a searching critique, and examines both the principles and practice of the major movements in documentary such as cinema verite. He offers a revised definition of the essential difference between fiction and documentary, and identifies the ethical base of any film practice that attempts to capture "truth."

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Contents

Preface
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PART ONE THE CREATIVE TREATMENT OF ACTUALITY
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The Documentary Scitex and Harry
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Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Winston is Professor of Media at the University of Westminster.

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