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

By Brian Winston

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

Topics: P300 Media studies, P303 Film studies, P301 Television studies
Publisher: Intellect
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1386/sdf.3.2.95
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:2151
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