This Much is True: 14 Directors on Documentary Filmmaking

This Much is True: 14 Directors on Documentary Filmmaking

Paperback Professional Media Practice

By (author) James Quinn

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 216mm x 26mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 27 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408132532
  • ISBN 13: 9781408132531
  • Illustrations note: 17
  • Sales rank: 595,048

Product description

This Much Is True is a landmark volume about the art of directing documentaries, with contributions from some of the most eminent documentary filmmakers working today, including Nick Broomfield, Andrew Jarecki, Kim Longinotto, Kevin Macdonald, James Marsh and Albert Maysles. Each chapter focuses on a particular element of the filmmaking process, and takes the form of an in-depth and highly personal conversation, presented in unvarnished documentary form. Taken as a whole, the book represents a uniquely candid and well-informed account of what it takes and what it means to make documentaries.

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Author information

James Quinn is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and executive producer. During a fifteen-year career in television, his films have won both critical acclaim and widespread popularity with audiences. He has also written a PhD in philosophy and taught at university level, and is currently working on a feature documentary for theatrical release.

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Despite all the challenges that confronted the directors featured in this book, they seem to agree on the importance of love, respect and emotional truth between director and subject and audience. -- Cynthia Close, Advisory Board Member, Vermont International Film Festival Documentary Magazine