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    Claiming the Real: The Griersonian Documentary and Its Legitimations (Paperback) By (author) Brian Winston

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    DescriptionThis work rewrites the history of documentary film to take account of technological change. Winston explores the role of such figures as Grierson, Flaherty and Dziga Vertov, and examines both the principles and practice of the major movements in documentary, such as "cinema verite". He offers a revised definition of the essential difference between fiction and documentary, and identifies the ethical base of any film practice which attempts to capture "truth".


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    Title
    Claiming the Real
    Subtitle
    The Griersonian Documentary and Its Legitimations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Winston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 301
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780851704647
    ISBN 10: 0851704646
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    BIC subject category V2: KNT
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000, PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    BISAC V2.8: PER004020
    LC classification: PN1995.9.D
    DC20: 070.18
    Thema V1.0: ATFA, KNT
    Publisher
    British Film Institute
    Imprint name
    BFI PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    27 May 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "This is a particularly thorough and emphatic critique, which challenges realist aspirations at every point."--New Statesman