9781635571035-1635571030-Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America

Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America

ISBN-13: 9781635571035
ISBN-10: 1635571030
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Wilkman, Jon
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Hardcover 512 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781635571035
ISBN-10: 1635571030
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Wilkman, Jon
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Format: Hardcover 512 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wilkman, Jon wrote Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America comprising 512 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1635571030 and 9781635571035. Since then Screening Reality: How Documentary Filmmakers Reimagined America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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"Authoritative, accessible, and elegantly written, Screening Reality is the history of American documentary film we have been waiting for." --Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times film critic

From Edison to IMAX, Ken Burns to virtual environments, the first comprehensive history of American documentary film and the remarkable men and women who changed the way we view the world.

Amidst claims of a new “post-truth” era, documentary filmmaking has experienced a golden age. Today, more documentaries are made and widely viewed than ever before, illuminating our increasingly fraught relationship with what's true in politics and culture. For most of our history, Americans have depended on motion pictures to bring the realities of the world into view. And yet the richly complex, ever-evolving relationship between nonfiction movies and American history is virtually unexplored.

Screening Reality is a widescreen view of how American “truth” has been discovered, defined, projected, televised, and streamed during more than one hundred years of dramatic change, through World Wars I and II, the dawn of mass media, the social and political turmoil of the sixties and seventies, and the communications revolution that led to a twenty-first century of empowered yet divided Americans.

In the telling, professional filmmaker Jon Wilkman draws on his own experience, as well as the stories of inventors, adventurers, journalists, entrepreneurs, artists, and activists who framed and filtered the world to inform, persuade, awe, and entertain. Interweaving American and motion picture history, and an inquiry into the nature of truth on screen, Screening Reality is essential and fascinating reading for anyone looking to expand an understanding of the American experience and today's truth-challenged times.

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