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"Baich, Laura J" <[log in to unmask]>
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Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

Introduction to Documentary
Second Edition
Bill Nichols

"Bill Nichols' work is always original, provocative, and deeply rooted in
his understanding of what we're trying to do. . . . Introduction to
Documentary is loaded with original clear thinking and precise attention to
the actual mechanics of documentary making and documentary functioning in
the real world. . . . Bravo." ‹Jon Else, University of California at
Berkeley and producer and director of The Day After Trinity and Sing Faster

This new edition of Bill Nicholsıs bestselling text provides an up-to-date
introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and
criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual
evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies
the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to
read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "How
did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "Why are ethical issues central
to documentary filmmaking?" Carefully revised to take account of new work
and trends, this volume includes information on more than 100 documentaries
released since the first edition, an expanded treatment of the six
documentary modes, new still images, and a greatly expanded list of

368 pp., 85 b&w illus.
cloth 978-0-253-35556-0 $55.00
paper 978-0-253-22260-2 $19.95

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