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Rub Their Noses In Reality

What I learned from Attica: Sometimes you have to rub the noses of the audience in reality. This Oscar-nominated feature documentary at first seems like any other of the expository mode. It’s certainly competent in its reporting and intimate in … Continue reading

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Less Than Reviews of the Documentary Oscar Nominees

I don’t do documentary film reviews. I probably could do them because I have more than 40 years of experience as a professional writer and 25 years of experience as an academic whose intellectual field is partly about writing. I’ve … Continue reading

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On Visual Style in Documentary Film

Using the preposition “on” in titles is something of a promise to deliver. I tend to use it¬†ironically as an indicator that all I’m really going to do it mention something and, perhaps, ask a few questions that I don’t … Continue reading

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Rundown of Current Documentary Projects

I have a few things in the works. Trinity. This will be a short documentary film examining the development and testing of the first atomic bomb from the perspective of a guy whose father did not storm the beaches of … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes in Vietnam

Here’s a look behind the scenes (BTS in film lingo) on Hill 50 near Quang Ngai in Vietnam. Cinematographer Taye Taye is filming a discussion about the events of 5 March 1966 with three of the Marines who fought in … Continue reading

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