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Adventures in the Lives of Others: Ethical Dilemmas in Factual Filmmaking, Paperback / softback Book

Adventures in the Lives of Others: Ethical Dilemmas in Factual Filmmaking Paperback / softback

Edited by James Quinn


Putting readers into the shoes of film and TV professionals, Adventures in the Lives of Others is a gripping insider's account of ethics, problem-solving and decision-making at the cutting edge of documentaries and factual television.Both accessible and authoritative, the book brings together a range of intimate, candid accounts of the struggles involved in making documentary film and television, from Grey Gardens and Hoop Dreams to Man on Wire, Super Size Me and Benefits Street.

Contributors include legends of the documentary world, eminent filmmakers at the top of their game, emerging directors and producers, and some of the world's most powerful and respected executives.

In specially-commissioned pieces, they explore the ethical dilemmas involved in uncovering secrets and breaking taboos, accessing closed and dangerous worlds, fighting injustice, filming raw sex and violence, documenting acts of evil, and the many challenges of turning real life into compelling entertainment.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Documentary films
  • ISBN: 9781784533946



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