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Screening reality, how documentary filmmakers reimagined America, Jon Wilkman

Label
Screening reality, how documentary filmmakers reimagined America, Jon Wilkman
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-484) and index
Illustrations
platesillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Screening reality
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1090368974
Responsibility statement
Jon Wilkman
Sub title
how documentary filmmakers reimagined America
Summary
"Even with claims of a new 'post-truth' era, documentary filmmaking has experienced a golden age. Today, more nonfiction movies are made and widely viewed than ever before, illuminating and compounding our increasingly fraught relationship with what's true in politics and culture. How did this happen? Providing answers, Screening Reality is a widescreen view of the rarely examined relationship between nonfiction movies and American history--how 'reality' has been discovered, defined, projected, televised, and streamed during more than one hundred years of dramatic change, through World Wars I and II, the dawn of mass media, the social and political turmoil of the sixties and seventies, and the communications revolution that led to a twenty-first century of empowered yet divided Americans"--, Provided by publisher
Target audience
adult
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