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Shooting the truth : the rise of American political documentaries, James McEnteer

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Shooting the truth : the rise of American political documentaries
Title
Shooting the truth
Title remainder
the rise of American political documentaries
Statement of responsibility
James McEnteer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this incisive book, James McEnteer parses the politics of nonfiction films of recent decades, which together constitute an alternative history to many official stories offered by the government and its media minions. Tracing the origins of an oppositional documentary movement to the Vietnam era, McEnteer shows how a strong independent documentary tradition grew from television's failure to sustain a commitment to the public interest."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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McEnteer, James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Documentary films
  • United States
Label
Shooting the truth : the rise of American political documentaries, James McEnteer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Lenses with attitude.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Reel history and the politics of deception.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Slouching toward Armageddon.
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Barbara Kopple : intrepid pioneer on the front lines.
  • p. 63
  • 5.
  • Michael Moore : ambush artist.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Errol Morris : the politics of personality.
  • p. 101
  • 7.
  • Robert Greenwald : godfather of "un"believability.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • Political theater : the 2004 documentary campaign.
  • p. 135
  • 9.
  • Alternative realities.
  • p. 155
Control code
l82005019270
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 196 p.
Isbn
9780275987602
Lccn
2005019270
Label
Shooting the truth : the rise of American political documentaries, James McEnteer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Lenses with attitude.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Reel history and the politics of deception.
  • p. 21
  • 3.
  • Slouching toward Armageddon.
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Barbara Kopple : intrepid pioneer on the front lines.
  • p. 63
  • 5.
  • Michael Moore : ambush artist.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Errol Morris : the politics of personality.
  • p. 101
  • 7.
  • Robert Greenwald : godfather of "un"believability.
  • p. 119
  • 8.
  • Political theater : the 2004 documentary campaign.
  • p. 135
  • 9.
  • Alternative realities.
  • p. 155
Control code
l82005019270
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 196 p.
Isbn
9780275987602
Lccn
2005019270

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