Documentary : A History of the Non-Fiction Film, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


This is the second major revision of a book universally acclaimed as the definitive history of the documentary film.

The final section has been completely rewritten and expanded to take into account the major films and trends of the past nine years.

Particular attention has been paid to the growth of documentary film-making in the Soviet Union since Glasnost and the corresponding expansion in the United States, including Ken Burns's The Civil War, which broke all audience records for Public Television in 1990.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, numerous halftones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780195078985



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

Fascinating and informative read, especially for aspiring documentarians. The only bad thing is that my viewing list is now twice as long.