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ERIC Number: ED051632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Pages: 311
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Documentary in American Television: Form, Function, Method
Bleum, A. William
The documentary movement in American television is explored. Analyzed are the forms and functions of television documentary and its heritage in other media (print, still photography, motion pictures, radio, theater). The major achievements in these media and in television, such as "See It Now,""Victory at Sea," and many news documentaries are described. Two major television approaches to documentary expression are identified as the "news documentary" and the "theme documentary." The book is a critical analysis of documentaries rather than a manual for production. However, a discussion among documentarists and an article on interviewing techniques would be useful to producers. A list of important television documentaries and addresses for obtaining them is included. (JK)
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($8.95)
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Note: Communication Arts Series