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Adventures in the lives of others : ethical dilemmas in factual filmmaking /
edited by James Quinn.
imprint
London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2015.
description
xvi, 260 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN
1784533947, 9781784533946
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London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2015.
isbn
1784533947
9781784533946
general note
Includes index.
abstract
Putting readers into the shoes of film and TV professionals, this is a gripping insider's account of ethics, problem-solving and decision-making at the cutting edge of documentaries and factual television. Both accessible and authoritative, the book brings together a range of intimate, candid accounts of the struggles involved in making documentary film and television, from Grey Gardens and Hoop Dreams to Man on Wire, Super Size Me and Benefits Street. Contributors include legends of the documentary world, eminent filmmakers at the top of their game, emerging directors and producers, and some of the world's most powerful and respected executives. In specially-commissioned pieces, they explore the ethical dilemmas involved in uncovering secrets and breaking taboos, accessing closed and dangerous worlds, fighting injustice, filming raw sex and violence, documenting acts of evil, and the many challenges of turning real life into compelling entertainment.
catalogue key
10267200

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