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Rosenthal, Alan 1936-

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Most widely held works by Alan Rosenthal
Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and videos by Alan Rosenthal( )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He emphasizes the research and writing of the documentary, from approach and structure through interviewing, narration writing, and the complexities of editing. This emphasis makes his book unique
From Chariots of fire to The king's speech : writing biopics and docudramas by Alan Rosenthal( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, movie audiences have become hungry for films based on real people and historical events. Never was this more evident than during the best-picture showdown between 'The King's Speech' and 'The Social Network' during the 2011 Academy Awards, a scene then repeated, with 'Argo', 'Lincoln' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' in the 2013 awards. While Hollywood moguls have come to recognize the box-office revenue and critical acclaim that accompany such films and are now fast-tracking many docudramas into theaters, there remains a need for more reality-based film scripts. In this book, writer, director, and producer Alan Rosenthal presents a manual for screenwriters to develop their bio-pic or docudrama from concept to completion. This comprehensive guide begins with an overview of the genre before providing screenwriters with all the techniques and insights needed to navigate the often intimidating landscape of screenwriting for reality-based scripts
Succeeding as a documentary filmmaker : a guide to the professional world by Alan Rosenthal( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike traditional manuals on documentary filmmaking, this user-friendly volume draws upon real-world examples and the advice of experienced filmmakers to provide essential information about the nonfiction movie business..." --Back cover
Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and digital videos by Alan Rosenthal( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a new edition of this popular guidebook, filmmakers Alan Rosenthal and Ned Eckhardt show readers how to utilize the latest innovations in equipment, technologies, and production techniques for success in the digital, web-based world of documentary film. All twenty-four chapters of the volume have been revised to reflect the latest advances in documentary filmmaking. Rosenthal and Eckhardt discuss the myriad ways in which technological changes have impacted the creation process of documentary films, including how these evolving technologies both complicate and enrich filmmaking today. The book provides invaluable insights for the filmmaker from the film's conception to distribution of the finished film. Topics include creating dynamic proposals, writing narration, and navigating the murky world of contracts. Also included are many practical tips for first-time filmmakers. To provide context and to illustrate techniques, Rosenthal and Eckhardt reference more than 100 documentaries in detail. A new appendix, "Preparing for your career using the Web and social Media," guides filmmakers through the process of leveraging social media and crowdsourcing for success in filmmaking, fund-raising, and promotion. A day-to-day field manual packed with invaluable lessons, this volume is essential reading for both novice and experienced documentary filmmakers.--Publisher description
New challenges for documentary( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of this book provided a major stimulus for teaching about documentary film and television and fresh encouragement for critical thinking about practice. This second edition brings together many new contributions both from academics and filmmakers, reflecting shifts both in documentary production itself, and in ways of discussing it. Once again, the emphasis has been on clear and provocative writing, sympathetic to the practical challenges of documentary filmmaking but making connections with a range of work in media and communications analysis. With its wide range of contributors and the international scope of its agenda, this will be essential reading for general filmmakers and documentary students both of academic and practical inclinations
The new documentary in action; a casebook in film making by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Documentary conscience : a casebook in film making by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why docudrama? : fact-fiction on film and TV by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining and examining the rationale of docudrama, the nine essayists in the first part discuss the history and development of docudrama on TV and in film; they also consider the place of truth in docudrama, the main critiques of the form, and the audience's susceptibilities and expectations. In investigating the actual filmmaking process, the eight essays in the second part focus on how "docudrama as a 'commodity' is created in the United States and England." Part essay, part case study, and part interview, this section also explores how Hollywood and the commercial networks as well as producers and writers work and think. The final part presents an in-depth critique of a number of controversial docudramas that have helped form and shape public opinion, including Battleship Potemkin, Roots, Reds, JFK, Mississippi Burning, Schindler's List, and In the Name of the Father
Writing, directing, and producing documentary films by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing docudrama : dramatizing reality for film and TV by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel, a nation is born : with Abba Eban, a personal witness by Abba Solomon Eban( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six-part chronicle of the birth and development of the Jewish state is hosted and narrated by Abba Eban, former Israeli Ambassador. Features rare footage and interviews with world leaders. Depicts five decades of the turbulent history of Israel
The documentary diaries : working experiences of a non-fiction filmmaker by Alan Rosenthal( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you make a successful documentary in an era of media turmoil, network disruption and increasing financial restrictions? This is the question Alan Rosenthal, distinguished international filmmaker and teacher, sets out to answer in 'The Documentary Diaries'. Using seven of his recent releases as case studies - ranging from high-budget historical and political documentaries to shoestring observational films and hybrid docudramas - he explores with style and humour the challenges facing the contemporary documentarian, and demonstrates how they can be overcome
Jerusalem : the gates of time( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the restoration of Jerusalem since 1967, beginning with its gates and then into the city itself. Looks at how Israel is preserving Jerusalem's existence as an historic and spiritual center while providing the services essential to a 20th century city. The video includes footage of ancient sites, recent renovations and restorations
Out of the ashes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life of early 20th century European Jews, 1917-1945, focusing on pre-Nazi Germany, the Third Reich, and the Holocaust. Uses archival materials in combination with modern footage
Into the future( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the status of the Jewish people in the 1980's. Traces the establishment of Israel from the early Zionist movements in 1945 to the present
The way it is by Bruce Hornsby( )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin's last purge( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's persecutions of Soviet jews, focusing especially on the years after World War II
Fore! by Huey Lewis( )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from the southside by Bruce Hornsby( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysteries of Jerusalem by Alan Rosenthal( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie documentaires die een overzicht geven van geschiedenis, cultuur en godsdienst van joden, christenen en moslims in Jeruzalem sinds het jaar 70 na Christus. Over de verloren schatten van de joden, de geschiedenis van het kruis en de geschiedenis van de Rotskoepel en de moslims in Jeruzalem
 
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Writing, directing, and producing documentary films and videos
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Succeeding as a documentary filmmaker : a guide to the professional worldNew challenges for documentaryWhy docudrama? : fact-fiction on film and TVWriting docudrama : dramatizing reality for film and TVScenes from the southside
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Розенталь, Алан 1936-

로젠탈, 알랜

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English (194)

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