Best Documentary Movies Books
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1. I Am Not Your Negro
Author: by James Baldwin
National BestsellerIn his final years, Baldwin envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project had never been published before acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined Baldwin’s oeuvre to compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro.
Peck weaves these texts together, brilliantly imagining the book that Baldwin never wrote with selected published and unpublished passages, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America.
This edition contains more than 40 black-and-white images from the film. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary
2. Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
Author: by Piers Paul Read
On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable.
And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable … This is their story – one of the most astonishing true adventures of the twentieth century.
3. Broadway Musical Trivia Book: Fun-Filled Facts & Trivia Questions To Find Out How Much You Really Know!
Author: by Katie Sison
Hours of Fun-Filled Facts & Trivia Questions! Special Launch PriceThis trivia book begins with the precursors to musical theatre throughout the world and narrows to the island we will come back to time and time again: Manhattan. We explore each thrilling decade and then cover grander topics that span the years.
Each chapter begins with a series of multiple-choice and true or false questions with the answers following on the next page. After testing your knowledge, peruse the Did You Know section for quirky anecdotes, fun facts, and important records to add to your knowledge.
Grab a copy and test yourself on your knowledge of Broadway theatre! Whether you’re a Fosse fan, more of a Golden-Age gal, or you cry yourself to sleep listening to Next to Normal, you’ll strengthen your knowledge of the history of American musical theatre and the remarkable people who have made it happen.
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4. Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth
Author: by Lauren Greenfield
A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmaker. Now a major theatrical, DVD and download releaseLauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years.
Greenfield has traveled the world – from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China – bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost.
5. Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park
Author: by Andy Mulvihill
“Citizen Kane does Adventureland.” The Washington PostThe outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder’s son. Often called “Accident Park,” “Class Action Park,” or “Traction Park,” Action Park was an American icon.
Entertaining more than a million people a year in the 1980s, the New Jersey-based amusement playland placed no limits on danger or fun, a monument to the anything-goes spirit of the era that left guests in control of their own adventures-sometimes with tragic results.
Though it closed its doors in 1996 after nearly twenty years, it has remained a subject of constant fascination ever since, an establishment completely anathema to our modern culture of rules and safety. Action Park is the first-ever unvarnished look at the history of this DIY Disneyland, as seen through the eyes of Andy Mulvihill, the son of the park’s idiosyncratic founder, Gene Mulvihill.
6. Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Author: by Mark Harris
Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood’s most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed by it forever Here is the remarkable, untold story of how five major Hollywood directorsJohn Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Caprachanged World War II, and how, in turn, the war changed them.
In a move unheard of at the time, the U.S. Government farmed out its war propaganda effort to Hollywood, allowing these directors the freedom to film in combat zones as never before. They were on the scene at almost every major moment of America’s war, shaping the public’s collective consciousness of what we’ve now come to call the good fight.
The product of five years of scrupulous archival research, Five Came Back provides a revelatory new understanding of Hollywood’s role in the war through the life and work of these five men who chose to go, and who came back.Five Came Back …
7. A Companion to Reality Television
Author: by Laurie Ouellette
December 16, 2013
International in scope and more comprehensive than existing collections, A Companion to Reality Television presents a complete guide to the study of reality, factual and nonfiction television entertainment, encompassing a wide range of formats and incorporating cutting-edge work in critical, social and political theory.
Original in bringing cutting-edge work in critical, social and political theory into the conversation about reality TV Consolidates the latest, broadest range of scholarship on the politics of reality television and its vexed relationship to culture, society, identity, democracy, and ordinary people in the media Includes primetime reality entertainment as well as precursors such as daytime talk shows in the scope of discussion Contributions from a list of international, leading scholars in this field
8. My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie
Author: by Todd Fisher
A revelatory and touching tribute to the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds written by the person who knew them best, Todd Fisher’s poignant memoir is filled with moving stories of growing up among Hollywood royalty and illustrated with never-before-seen photos and memorabilia.
In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, two unspeakable losses that occurred in less than twenty-four hours. The stunned public turned for solace to Debbie’s only remaining child, Todd Fisher, who somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the media spotlight as he struggled with his own overwhelming grief.
The son of “America’s Sweethearts” Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Todd grew up amid the glamorous wealth and pretense of Hollywood. Thanks to his funny, loving, no-nonsense mother, Todd remained down to earth, his own man, but always close to his cherished mom, and to his sister through her meteoric rise to stardom and her struggle with demons that never diminished her humor, talent, or spirit.
9. Art of the Cut: Conversations with Film and TV Editors
Author: by Steve Hullfish
Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating “virtual roundtable discussion” with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees.
Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more than a thousand movies and TV shows. Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues.
The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration. Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many more.
10. The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class: Tell Your Story from Concept to Distribution
Author: by Betsy Chasse
“A realist with a sense of humor, Chasse is both stringent and encouraging as she covers every aspect of creating a successful production.” Booklist starred review How to Make and Distribute a Documentary without Losing Your Mind or Going BrokeDocumentary filmmaking requires more than just a passion for the subject, whether it be one’s personal story or that of someone else, a historical event or a startling discovery, a political movement or a heinous crime.
Making a documentary and getting it in front of an audience requires determination, careful planning, money, and a strong production team. With over thirty years of experience in filmmaking, author Betsy Chasse mentors readers every step of the way with a down-to-earth approach and invaluable advice.
Chapters cover topics such as:Choosing a SubjectDeveloping a Business PlanSecuring Financial BackingAssembling a Production TeamNailing Interviews and Shooting B-RollGetting through Post-ProductionDistributing and Marketing the FilmBoth novices and experienced filmmakers will benefit from this all-inclusive guide. With the right knowledge, persistence, and The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class in their camera bags, readers will not only turn their visions into reality, they’ll be able to share the results with others and navigate the process with confidence.
11. Film Studies: An Introduction (Film and Culture Series)
Author: by Ed Sikov
Ed Sikov builds a step-by-step curriculum for the appreciation of all types of narrative cinema, detailing the essential elements of film form and systematically training the spectator to be an active reader and critic. Sikov primes the eye and mind in the special techniques of film analysis.
His description of mise-en-scene helps readers grasp the significance of montage, which in turn reveals the importance of a director’s use of camera movement. He treats a number of fundamental factors in filmmaking, including editing, composition, lighting, the use of color and sound, and narrative.
Film Studies works with any screening list and can be used within courses on film history, film theory, or popular culture. Straightforward explanations of core critical concepts, practical advice, and suggested assignments on particular technical, visual, and aesthetic aspects further anchor the reader’s understanding of the formal language and anatomy of film.
12. It's An Unofficial Trixie & Katya Coloring Book, Brenda.: A Sassy, Fun, Adult Coloring Book Featuring Drag Queens Trixie Mattel and Katya … RuPaul's Race and Unhhhh (Drag Queen Books)
Author: by Linda Ryan
Who’s birfdaze are it?Yours, Brenda! Are you looking for the perfect Drag Queen Gift for your freaky friends? Make their year with this hilarious coloring book filled with your favorite biological women! 20 Hand drawn Original Coloring Pages for you to color.
Each page has a grey back to help with bleed through. The drawings are on smooth white paper.8. 5″ x 11″From the back cover:Oh, honey. Are you ready for some fun, Linda? Laugh along with your favorite biological women as you color 20 unique and stimulating drawings.THWOORP!
13. Directing the Documentary
Author: by Michael Rabiger
Directing the Documentary is the definitive book on the documentary form, that will allow you to master the craft of documentary filmmaking. Focusing on the hands-on work needed to make your concept a reality, it covers the documentary filmmaking process from top to bottom, providing in-depth lessons on every aspect of preproduction, production, and postproduction.
The book includes dozens of projects, practical exercises, and thought-provoking questions, and offers best practices for researching and honing your documentary idea, developing a crew, guiding your team, and much more. This fully revised and updated 7th edition also includes brand new content on the rise of the documentary series, the impact of video on-demand and content aggregators, updated information on prosumer and professional video (including 4K+), coverage of new audio & lighting solutions and trends in post-production, coverage of the immersive documentary, and provides practical sets of solutions for low, medium, and high budget documentary film productions throughout.
14. Introduction to Documentary, Third Edition
Author: by Bill Nichols
Indiana University Press
The third edition of Bill Nichols’s best-selling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. A new chapter, “I Want to Make a Documentary: Where Do I Start?” guides readers through the steps of planning and preproduction and includes an example of a project proposal for a film that went on to win awards at major festivals.
Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the genre’s distinguishing qualities and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from “How did documentary filmmaking get started?” to “Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?” Here Nichols has fully rewritten each chapter for greater clarity and ease of use, including revised discussions of earlier films and new commentary on dozens of recent films from The Cove to The Act of Killing and from Gasland to Restrepo.
15. Tell Me Who I Am: The Story Behind the Netflix Documentary
Author: by Alex Lewis
Hodder & Stoughton
July 4, 2013
The story behind the hit Netflix documentary: The bestselling account of the bond between brothers and the shocking legacy of a dangerous mother. Imagine waking up one day to discover that you have forgotten everything about your life. Your only link with the past, your only hope for the future, is your identical twin.
Now imagine, years later, discovering that your twin had not told you the whole truth about your childhood, your family, and the forces that had shaped you.Why the secrets?Why the silences? You have no choice but to begin again.
This has been Alex’s reality: a world where memories are just the stories people tell you, where fact and fiction are impossible to distinguish. With dogged courage he has spent years hunting for the truth about his hidden past and his remarkable family.
His quest to understand his true identity has revealed shocking betrayals and a secret tragedy, extraordinary triumph over crippling adversity and, above all, redemption founded on brotherly love. Marcus his twin brother has sometimes been a reluctant companion on this journey, but for him too it has led to staggering revelations and ultimately the shedding of impossible burdens.
16. Sunny Days: The Children's Television Revolution That Changed America
Author: by David Kamp
Simon & Schuster
One of the Best Books of the year from The Smithsonian, The Washington Independent Review, and more! From bestselling writer David Kamp, the fun, fascinating, and surprisingly touching, (People) behind-the-scenes story of the cultural heroes who created the beloved children’s TV programs Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Free to BeYou and Me, and Schoolhouse Rock!
Which transformed American childhood for the better, teaching kids about diversity, the ABCs, and feminism through a fun, funky 1970s lens. With a foreword by Questlove. In 1970, on a soundstage on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a group of men, women, and Muppets of various ages and colors worked doggedly to finish the first season of a children’s TV program that was not yet assured a second season: Sesame Street.
They were conducting an experiment to see if television could be used to better prepare disadvantaged preschoolers for kindergarten. What they didn’t know then was that they were starting a cultural revolution that would affect all American kids. In Sunny Days, bestselling author David Kamp captures the unique political and social moment that gave us not only Sesame Street, but also Fred Rogers’s gentle yet brave Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; Marlo Thomas’s unabashed gender politics primer Free to BeYou and Me; Schoolhouse Rock!, an infectious series of educational shorts dreamed up by Madison Ave admen; and more, including The Electric Company and ZOOM.