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SOUL OF THE DOCUMENTARY: FRAMING, EXPRESSION, ETHICS. Ilona Hongisto. Amsterdam University Press, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 178 pp. with 12 ills. 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9789089647559 In English.
Publisher's description: Soul of the Documentary offers a groundbreaking new approach to documentary cinema. Ilona Hongisto stirs current thinking by suggesting that the work of documentary films is not reducible to representing what already exists. By closely reading a diverse body of films -- from The Last Bolshevik to Grey Gardens -- Hongisto shows how documentary cinema intervenes in the real by framing it and creatively contributes to its perpetual unfolding. The emphasis on framing brings new urgency to the documentary tradition and its objectives, and provokes significant novel possibilities for thinking about the documentary's ethical and political potentials in the contemporary world.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171133
Paperbound $37.50    

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