Who makes documentary films like Frederick Wiseman?
September 9, 2010 5:11 PM Subscribe
Who are the artistic heirs to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman
? Which contemporary individuals/groups are making similar films, filming similar things, or documenting life in the U.S. (with or without film) in similar ways?
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj to media & arts (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Bonus points if you can point me to where I can watch them. Also: I'm not incredibly well-versed in Wiseman's oeuvre, but I'd be excited to read about his place in 20th century filmmaking -- his influences and his legacy... so if you have any publications or essays to link me to, I'd be thankful for that as well.
In short: Who's filming similar things, documenting things in similar ways, or producing similar projects? And what is it, exactly, that makes something "Wiseman-like"? I'm trying and failing to verbalize my own definition.
(I'm not an expert, but feel free to speak to me [or refer me to potentially challenging readings] as though I was a conscientious, interested, motivated undergrad in your 200-level film theory seminar. And many thanks.)