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The Essay Film: Between Feature Film and Documentary
Nora Alter, University of Florida

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The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction (Book)
Title: The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction
Author: Nora M. Alter
Abstract: Nora M. Alter reveals the essay film to be a hybrid genre that fuses the categories of feature, art, and documentary film. Like its literary predecessor, the essay film draws on a variety of forms and approaches; in the process, it fundamentally alters the shape of cinema, The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction locates the genre's origins in early silent cinema and follows its transformation with the advent of sound, its legitimation in the postwar period, and its multifaceted development at the turn of the millennium. In addition to exploring the broader history of the essay film, Alter addresses the innovative ways contemporary artists have taken up the essay film in their work.
Year: 2018
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 978-0-231-1782