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Author Most, Stephen, author.

Title Stories make the world : reflections on storytelling and the art of the documentary / Stephen Most
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 279 pages)
Contents pt. I. Storytellers. Pedro Azabache ; Eduardo Calderon ; Erik H. Erikson : Ginetta Sagan ; Hannah Arendt -- part II. Beginnings and ends. Achilles' Shield ; Fire in the Cave ; Theater of history ; part III. The natural world. On the Interstellarnet ; The View from the Sierra Madre ; Upstream, Downstream -- part IV. The Human World. Imagining Freedom ; Land of Plenty ; Fields of Centers ; Through the Wall -- V. The Anthropocene. Baked Alaska ; Sounds of a Changing Planet ; The Rim of the World
Summary "Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Documentary films -- Authorship.
Documentary films -- History and criticism.
Documentary films -- Authorship.
Documentary films.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017021569
ISBN 1785335774