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    DescriptionOscar-winning documentary-maker Kevin Macdonald ("One Day in September", "Touching the Void") and leading broadcaster/historian Mark Cousins ("The Story of Film") offer an expanded, revised edition of their 'definitive, inspirational' (Independent) compendium on the roots and history of the documentary film. "Imagining Reality" celebrates documentary as a vibrant, polemical, experimental and entertaining form, by gathering a wide-ranging collection of writings by and about such groundbreaking documentary-makers as Vertov, Flaherty, Marcel Ophuls, Chris Marker, Kieslowski, Claude Lanzmann and Nick Broomfield. The story is carried up to date by attention to the success documentaries have had among mainstream movie audiences in recent years, including Michael Moore's "Bowling For Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11", "The Buena Vista Social Club", "Capturing the Friedmans", "Etre Et Avoir", "The Fog Of War" and "Super Size Me".

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    Imagining Reality
    The Faber Book of Documentary
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mark Cousins, Edited by Kevin Macdonald
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571225149
    ISBN 10: 0571225144

    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
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    DC22: 070.18
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    Illustrations note
    25 b&w photographs
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    Publication date
    01 September 2005
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    Author Information
    Kevin Macdonald is the Oscar-winning director of One Day in September, Into the Void, The Last King of Scotland, State of Play and Eagle of the Ninth. He has written a biography of his grandfather, Emeric Pressburger, and is the co-editor with Mark Cousins of Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary. Mark Cousins is a broadcaster, historian and film critic, the author of The Story of Film and Widescreen: Watching. Real. People. Elsewhere. He writes regularly for the film magazine Prospect and is an honorary lecturer in film, media and journalism at the University of Stirling.