BFI's 100 Documentary Films

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"100 Documentary Films is the first book to offer concise and authoritative individual critical commentaries on some of the key documentary films - from the Lumière brothers and the beginnings of cinema through to recent films such as Bowling for Columbine and When the Levees Broke - and is global in perspective. Many different types of documentary are discussed, as well as films by major documentary directors, including Robert Flaherty, Humphrey Jennings, Jean Rouch, Dziga Vertov, Errol Morris, Nick Broomfield and Michael Moore. Each entry provides concise critical analysis, while frequent cross reference to other films featured helps to place films in their historical and aesthetic contexts."


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  1. 9 -

    A British Picture

    1989, in 1 top list Check
  2. 32 -

    Grizzly Man

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
  3. 37 -

    Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam

    1995, in 1 top list Check
  4. 50 -

    Lonely Boy

    1963, in 3 top lists Check
  5. 93 -

    El sol del membrillo

    1992 — a.k.a. The Quince Tree Sun, in 9 top lists Check
  6. 99 -

    Time Indefinite

    1993, in 3 top lists Check
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