From Grierson to the Docu-soap: Breaking the Boundaries

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John Izod, R. W. Kilborn, Matthew Hibberd
University of Luton Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Art - 234 pages

Exploring a range of issues relating to the achievements of documentary film during past decades, this book also considers their prospects at the start of the new millennium. John Grierson's contribution to the theory of documentary is examined, focusing in particular on his influence on international developments. The way in which documentarians have resorted to a wide range of fictional techniques in what is usually categorized as nonfiction work is considered, and the significance of new technologies like the DVD and CD for further development of the documentary is addressed.

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John Izod is Professor of Screen Analysis in the Department of Film and Media Studies, University of Stirling. He is the author of Reading the Screen (1984), Satellite, Cable and Beyond (with Alastair Hetherington, 1984), Hollywood and the Box Office (1988), The Films of Nicolas Roeg: Myth and Mind (1992), and An Introduction to Television Documentary: Confronting Reality (with Richard Kilborn, 1997).

Richard Kilborn is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Stirling.

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