Screening Reality

Screening Reality

How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America

Book - 2020
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"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"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Bloomsbury Publishing,, 2020
Description: 503 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781635571035
Branch Call Number: 791.430973 Wil


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