Author : Michael Renov (Editor)
Description:Theorizing Documentary is the first work to adress a wide range of theoretical issues specific to the documentary form. Theorizing Documentary offers original essays by leading critics and theorists, addressing key questions: how fictional is non-fiction? What gets to count on film as history - and why? To what extent are representational forms adequate substitutes for social-historical phenomena? Can one culture(or subculture) ever be translated for another? How have standards of documentary authenticity changed over time? Contributors: Paul Arthur, Bill Horrigan, Ana Lopez, Bill Nichols, Michael Renov, Philip Rosen, Susan Scheibler, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Brian Winston.