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  1. F for Fake and Mockumentary 9 items
    1. F for Fake 7 items
      1. F is for phony: fake documentary and truth's undoing 2006

        Book Essential Please read pp.143-170

      2. Essential Reading. Please read this article by Erika Bolson: The Reality-Based Community.

         

        "Our planet is heating up. In the realm of documentary, too, there is a visible world "out there," the traces of which persist in and through the codes of representation. It is a world that demands our attention in all its complexity and frailty. A pressing question emerges: Is putting documentary's claim to actuality under erasure through reflexive devices in all cases still the front-line gesture it once was, or have such strategies ossified into clichés that fail to offer the best response to the present emergency?" 

      3. Recommended Viewing. Please watch this video essay 'F for Fake: How to Structure a Video Essay', by Every Frame a Painting (Tony Zhou).

      4. Orson Welles' "F for Fake"

        Chapter Recommended Reading for F for Fake, but also neatly connects to Citizen and Kane and the rest of Welles' oeuvre.

      5. Orson Welles's: "Complicitous Critique: Postmodern Paradox in F for Fake

        Chapter Recommended If the link does not work please try locating the article on ProQuest: http://search.proquest.com.ezproxyd.bham.ac.uk/docview/923757028/fulltextPDF

      6. Faking it: mock-documentary and the subversion of factuality - Jane Roscoe, Craig Hight 2001

        Book Background

    2. Chris Morris 1 item
    3. The Office 1 item
      1. Television mockumentary: reflexivity, satire and a call to play - Craig Hight c2010

        Book Background

  2. High School 4 items
    1. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2017

      Book Essential Please read chapter 7, How Can We Describe the Observational, Participatory, Reflexive, and Performative Modes of Documentary Film? Chapter 6, How Can We Differentiate among Documentaries? is also relevant, focusing on poetic and expository modes of representation.

    2. Introduction to Documentary - Bill Nichols 2017

      Book Essential Please read chapter 7, How Can We Describe the Observational, Participatory, Reflexive, and Performative Modes of Documentary Film? Chapter 6, How Can We Differentiate among Documentaries? is also relevant, focusing on poetic and expository modes of representation.

    3. Revisiting High School: An Interview with Frederick Wiseman

      Chapter Recommended Reading for High School Cynthia Lucia, Frederick Wiseman and Fred Wiseman Cinéaste Vol. 20, No. 4 (1994), pp. 5-11

    4. The new documentary in action: a casebook in film making - Alan Rosenthal 1971

      Book Essential Please read chapter 2, High School, Frederick Wiseman

  3. The Thin Blue Line 3 items
    1. The thin blue line - Errol Morris 2005 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential Viewing

    2. Errol Morris' Construction of Innocence in "The Thin Blue Line" - Renee R. Curry 1995

      Article Recommended Reading for The Thin Blue Line

  4. Agit-Prop Documentary 3 items
    1. The art of record: A critical introduction to documentary - John Corner 1996

      Book Essential Reading for 'Roger and Me'

    2. Negotiating the Pleasure Principle: The Recent Work of Adam Curtis - Jonathan Rosenbaum 09/2008

      Article Essential Reading for 'The Power of Nightmares'

  5. Memoir and History / Compilation Documentary / Feminist Filmmaking 2 items
    1. The art of record: a critical introduction to documentary - John Corner 1996

      Book Essential Reading for Rosie the Riveter

    2. Keith Beattie's 'Documentary Screens: Nonfiction Film and Television (2004) is available to access here.

      Please read Ch.6, 'The Camera I: Autobiographical Documentary' in relation to Cameraperson and Ch. 7, 'Finding and Keeping: Compilation Documentary', in relation to Rosie the Riveter. (Both chapters are ESSENTIAL).

  6. 'Non-Narrative' Documentary? 1 item
  7. Waltz with Bashir 2 items
    1. Screen Memory in Waltz with Bashir - Garrett Stewart 03/2010

      Article Essential Reading for Waltz with Bashir

    2. I Witness: Re-presenting Trauma in and by Cinema. - Ashuri, Tamar ;

      Article Essential Reading for Waltz with Bashir

  8. The Act of Killing 4 items
    1. The Act of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer 2013 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Essential Viewing for The Act of Killing

    2. The Act of Killing - Janet Hoskins, Viola Lasmana 27/05/2015

      Article Essential Reading for The Act of Killing

    3. Unspeakable histories: film and the experience of catastrophe - William Howard Guynn 2016

      Book Recommended Reading for The Act of Killing. NOTE: Only available as library hard copy.

    4. Unspeakable histories: film and the experience of catastrophe - William Howard Guynn 2016

      Book Recommended Reading for The Act of Killing.

  9. Music Documentary 4 items
    1. 20,000 days on earth - Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard 2014

      Audio-visual document Essential Viewing for '20,000 Days on Earth

    2. Arts & Entertainment: A Rocker's Battle With the Creative Process

      Chapter Recommended Reading for '20,000 Days on Earth'

    3. 20,000 Days on Earth - Scathing FT Review

      I wish I like the Nick Cave rocku-biography 20,000 Days on Earth. Hundreds do, to judge from Blogville. But this is canonisation of the throw-up kind. Nick is ferried about by artist filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, who put him in fey, semi-fictive interface with a shrink, with a series of passenger celebs in a car (Ray Winstone, Kylie Minogue) and with Nature herself, where Cave is asked to stand quoting from his thoughts and notebooks. The film is arch, rambling, sententious. Cave should go it alone and commence work, in his own time, on his own docu-length rocku-selfie.

      Credit: By Nigel Andrews

      Word count: 104

      (Copyright Financial Times Ltd. 2014. All rights reserved.)

    4. The music documentary: acid rock to electropop 2013

      Book Background

  10. Film Studies 29 items
    1. Film art: an introduction - David Bordwell, Kristin Thompson c2001

      Book 

    2. Reinventing film studies - Christine Gledhill, Linda Williams 2000

      Book 

    3. Documentary Film Studies 18 items
      1. Music and sound in documentary film 2015

        Book  NOTE: This item is currently not held in the library.

      2. Claiming the real: 2: Documentary : Grierson and beyond - Brian Winston 2008

        Book 

      3. Watching the world: screen documentary and audiences - Thomas Austin 2007

        Book 

      4. Rethinking Documentary - Jong, Wilma de Austin, Thomas 2008

        Book 

      5. New documentary - Stella Bruzzi 2006

        Book 

      6. New challenges for documentary - John Corner, Alan Rosenthal 2005

        Book 

      7. The subject of documentary - Michael Renov 2004], ©2004

        Book 

      8. Claiming the real: the Griersonian documentary and its legitimations - Brian Winston, British Film Institute 1995

        Book 

      9. The art of record: a critical introduction to documentary - John Corner 1996

        Book 

      10. Imagining reality: the Faber book of the documentary - Kevin Macdonald, Mark Cousins 1996

        Book 

      11. Theorizing documentary - Michael Renov, American Film Institute 1993

        Book 

      12. Bill Nichols 4 items
        1. Representing reality: issues and concepts in documentary - Bill Nichols c1991

          Book 

        2. Introduction to documentary - Bill Nichols 2017

          Book 

    4. Film Genre 5 items
      1. Film Genre Reader IV - Barry Keith Grant 2012

        Book 

      2. Film genre: from iconography to ideology - Barry Keith Grant 2007

        Book 

      3. Film genre 2000: new critical essays 2000

        Book 

      4. Film/genre - Rick Altman 1999

        Book 

    5. Hollywood Cinema 4 items
      1. The classical Hollywood cinema: film style & mode of production to 1960 - David Bordwell, Janet Staiger, Kristin Thompson 1985

        Book 

      2. Hollywood cinema: an introduction - Richard Maltby 1995

        Book 

  11. High School Frederick Wiseman - Stephen Mamber 04/1970

    Article Background Reading for High School