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The Philosophy of Documentary Film

The Philosophy of Documentary Film( )
Editor: LaRocca, David
Contribution by: LaRocca, David
Cavell, Stanley
Carroll, Noël
Currie, Gregory
Plantinga, Carl
Sobchack, Vivian
Gunning, Tom
MacDonald, Scott
Rothman, William
Day, William
Pederson, Claudia
Azoulay, Ariella
Allan, Diana
Bal, Mieke
Wegenstein, Bernadette
Geva, Dan
Gamaker, Elan
Kara, Selmin
Altman, Rick
Von Trier, Lars
Herzog, Werner
Perkins, V. F.
McMahon, Jennifer L.
Dromm, Keith
Evans, K. L.
Nichols, Bill
Fried, Michael
Hagberg, Garry L.
Warren, Charles
Williams, Linda
Hoffman, Karen D.
Vinterberg, Thomas
Zimmermann, Patricia R.
Foreword by: Corrigan, Timothy
Series title:The Philosophy of Popular Culture Ser.
Publication Date:Nov 2016
Publisher:Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $284.99
Book Description:

Perhaps nowhere in the broad expanse of types of film is the old "quarrel between philosophy and poetry" more evident--and also more vitally relevant--than in the genre or mode of film known as documentary. Documentary film is just another form of poetic imitation, in its variety of instances and complexity of fabrication, it is just as much caught up with the limitations--and effects--of mimetic art, including fiction film. This book affords a prismatic perspective on documentary...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / Genres / Documentary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.951 x 23.774 x 3.962 cm
Book Weight:0.001 Kilograms
Author Biography
Stanley Cavell was born Stanley Louis Goldstein in Atlanta, Georgia on September 1, 1926. He received a degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. From 1953 to 1956, he was a junior fellow in Harvard's Society of Fellows. He then taught for six years at the University of California, Berkeley. He returned to Harvard to teach in 1963, becoming professor emeritus in 1997.

His first book, Must We Mean What We Say?, was published in 1969. His other books included The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy; Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage; and Themes Out of School: Effects and Causes. He died from heart failure on June 19, 2018 at the age of 91.


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