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Lessons in Darkness (Lektionen in Finsternis)

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...In The Wild Blue Yonder (2005), Werner Herzog mixes elements of science fiction and documentary, using NASA training and mission footage and documentary footage of undersea exploration in the Antarctic combined with a voiceover narration...

Dead Birds

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...One of the most famous examples of ethnographic film-making (see also Les maîtres fous, 1955), Dead Birds documents the culture of the Dugum Dani tribe of Indonesia (formerly Dutch New Guinea), which at that time was still uncolonised...

Let There Be Light

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...During World War II, a number of celebrated Hollywood directors made documentary films in support of the war effort for the American military, including William Wyler, John Ford and John Huston, who made three (Report from the Aleutians...

Necrology

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...By their very nature – as well as by economic necessity – the majority of avant-garde or experimental films are rooted in documentary observation of real world events. What determines the films’ classification as avant-garde rather than...

Primate

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Shot at the Yerkes Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia, Frederick Wiseman’s Primate shows us in graphic detail a variety of scientific experiments on different species of simians, many involving behaviour modification with potential...

Jazz

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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4

... clips, with a voiceover narration, here provided by actor Keith David – and, as might be expected given the subject in this case, an excellent sampling of great jazz recordings on the soundtrack. Using the careers of two jazz giants,...

The Thin Blue Line

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...The breakthrough film for Errol Morris, The Thin Blue Line is regarded as a quintessential post-modern documentary, in that it reveals truth as composed of multiple truths filtered through subjective perception rather than a monolithic...

A British Picture: Portrait of an Enfant Terrible

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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3

...Made to accompany the publication of his autobiography in the same year, similarly entitled A British Picture, director Ken Russell, known for his wildly unconventional and outlandish biographical films about musicians and other artists...

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Lewis’s first, and most popular, film in a series of comical documentaries about the relationship between humans and animals, including The Wonderful World of Dogs (1990), Rat (1998), Animalicious (1999) and The Natural History...

Waiting for Fidel

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

Book

3

...An Australian film-maker who found a niche at the National Film Board of Canada with producer Tom Daly, Michael Rubbo made a series of highly regarded documentaries including Sad Song of Yellow Skin (1970) and Daisy: Story of a Facelift...