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Brian Winston

BRIAN WINSTON is Lincoln Chair of Communications at the University of Lincoln, UK, and has been involved with documentary since 1963. He has an Emmy for documentary script-writing; has taught documentary in both the US and the UK; and has long been involved with many international documentary film festivals and the Visible Evidence conference series. Winston first wrote about documentary in 1978. He is the author of a number of books, including Media, Technology and Society: A History, from the Telegraph to the Internet (Routledge 1998), a volume on Fires Were Started (1999) in the BFI Film Classics series, Lies, Damn Lies and Documentaries (BFI 2000) and Messages: Free Expression, Media and the West, from Gutenberg to Google (Routledge 2005).

Works

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Claiming the Real
Documentary: Grierson and Beyond

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Claiming the Real II describes the origins, development and current state of documentary cinema, and the social, political, industrial and ethical factors that...
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Fires Were Started

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This work suggests that Humphrey Jennings' re-enacted documentary about the London Blitz, Fires Were Started, is an understated propaganda masterpiece. The...
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Lies, Damn Lies and Documentaries

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Despite its centrality to the daily lives of a variety of journalists, the topic of ethics is relatively unexplored. This work provides a comprehensive...
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Technologies of Seeing: Photography, Cinematography and Television

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This text examines the complex forces pushing and constraining technological developments in cinema. It contests the view that technological advance is simply...
Brian Winston

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Claiming the Real
Documentary: Grierson and Beyond

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Claiming the Real II describes the origins, development and current state of documentary cinema, and the social, political, industrial and ethical factors that...

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