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Documentary films

LC control 85088115
Topical headingDocumentary films
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Variant(s)Documentaries, Motion picture
Documentary videos
Factual films
Motion picture documentaries
Moving-pictures, Documentary
See alsoDocumentary mass media
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Nonfiction films
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Actualities (Motion pictures)
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Found inBritannica Micro.
Beaver, F. Dict. of film terms, 1983.
Katz, E. Film encyc., 1979.
LC database, Sept. 24, 1987 (documentary film(s); nonfiction film; documentary; documentaries)
Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988 (Documentaries and factual works. Use for films and programs which depict actual persons and/or events. Exclude frank historical re-creations, but do not attempt to judge the "truth" of the depiction in a film purporting to be factual or documentary in character)
Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993: p. 77 (Documentary (Docu, Documentary Film, Factual Film, Non-Fiction Film, Realist Film); the term documentary is applied to and includes a vast array of different types of nonfiction or semifictional films; it stretches from the objective presentation of factual material to the subjective use of film for propaganda purposes)
LC database, May 14, 2002 (title: motion picture documentaries)
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