OMPARE AND CONTRAST the techniques of documentary realism in fictional and non-fictional films using examples from at least three films.
Demonstrate a knowledge of major film theories;
Demonstrate a knowledge of major developments in film history;
begin to critique the usefulness of specific film theories and methods both within and accross historical moments;
undertake informed analysis of a range of film texts using appropiate theoretical concepts;
demonstrate an ability to use a range of primary source material and communicate investigative findings in an effective manner.
Please engage the essay title and avoid writting a history of the documentary.
John Izod and Richard Kilburn The Documentary in John Hill and Pamela Church, The Oxford guide to film studiesp.426-433; Siegfried Kracauer, From theory of film.Basic concepts in Gerald Mast, Marshal Cohen, Leo Braudy, Film theory and criticism, Oxford University Press, 1985, p.9-20; Siegfried Kracauer and Andre Bazin in Dudley J. Andrew, The Major film Theories, Oxford university Press, 1976, p.106-178; The Ontology of the Photographic Image and The Virtues and Limitations of Montage in Andre Bazin What is Cinema?, vol.1, university of california press, 1971; p.9-16 and 41-52; Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell, Film History: An Introduction, p.477-508.