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<div><p>In <i>Imaging Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary</i>, Oscar-winning documentary-maker Kevin Macdonald (<i>One Day in September</i>, <i>Touching the Void</i>) and leading broadcaster/historian Mark Cousins (<i>The Story of Film</i>) offer an expanded, revised edition of their 'definitive, inspirational' (<i>Independent</i>) compendium on the roots and history of the documentary film.</p><p></p><p> <i>Imagining Reality</i> takes the reader on a tour of the evolution of documentary film as an increasingly vibrant, polemical, experimental and entertaining form. It gathers a wide-ranging collection of writings by and about such groundbreaking documentary-makers as Vertov, Flaherty, Marcel Ophuls, Chris Marker, Kieslowski, Claude Lanzmann, and Nick Broomfield.</p><p></p><p> The story is carried up to date by attention to the success documentaries have had among mainstream movie audiences in recent years, including Michael Moore's <i>Bowling For Columbine</i> and <i>Fahrenheit 9/11</i>, <i>The Buena Vista Social Club</i>, <i>Spellbound</i>, <i>Capturing The Friedmans</i>, <i>Être Et Avoir</i>, and <i>The Fog Of War</i>.</p></div>
Publisher: Faber & Faber