Reflections on What Makes a Documentary `classic'

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IM/NASS
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
IM - Journal, 2013, 1 (9), pp. 1 - 13
Issue Date:
2013-01
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This paper examines what it is that makes some documentaries become `classics' over time and argues that the documentaries that become classics are usually those that have brought innovations in form to the documentary genre. The writers list of documentary classics is presented and argued for in terms of their innovations in documentary form. There are slightly more in depth studies of the innovations in Michael Rubbos Waiting for Fidel and Chris Markers Sunless (aka Sans Soleil)
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