Documentary Superstars: How Today's Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form

Documentary Superstars: How Today's Filmmakers Are Reinventing the Form

Marsha McCreadie

The first publication to track the increase of documentaries as mainstream leisure. whilst did documentaries get glamorous? Documentary Superstars seems on the historical past of documentaries and lines their transition from hands-off to on your face. particular interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Errol Morris, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman, Al Gore, and extra of the most important names within the box exhibit the impression of the documentary kind on mainstream video clips and on our society. From cinema verite to the inserted narrator, from the “balanced” standpoint to the charismatic commentator (a l. a. Fahrenheit 9/11), to the documentarian starring in his personal narrative (as in Supersize Me) to filmmakers’ leading edge use of cameos, pseudocameos, and archival pictures, and lots more and plenty extra, Documentary Superstars examines the way this evolving paintings shape has changed—and replaced us. • Newfound box-office clout makes documentaries monstrous company • Interviews with Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock, Al Gore, Sacha Baron Cohen, extra • comprises occupation suggestion for brand new documentary filmmakers

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