‘A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’: Wiseman and public television’,

Winston, Brian (2009) ‘A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma’: Wiseman and public television’,. Studies in Documentary Film, 3 (2). pp. 95-111. ISSN 1750-3280

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Abstract

By the 1970s Frederick Wiseman had come to enjoy a unique position as the leading supplier of prestige documentaries to the Public Television network. He was ideally placed to take advantage of the upheavals then underway in public television provision. He was blessed with an enlightened television executive and his own mastery of complex narrative strategies; nevertheless as the decade progressed his challenge to the norms of documentary narrative became ever more extreme.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Wiseman, WNET, documentary film, narrative stategy, audience reception, broadcasting, communication, digital platforms, documentary, free expression, free speech, human rights, journalism, media ethics, media history, media technology, press
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P303 Film studies
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P301 Television studies
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:2151
Deposited By: Brian Winston
Deposited On:29 Jan 2010 10:49
Last Modified:18 Nov 2013 14:15

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