Monday, May 13, 2013

Critics and Context by Bill Nichols ( Arabic Version )

Bill Nichols is an American film critic and theoretician best known for his pioneering work as founder of the contemporary study ofdocumentary film. His 1991 book, Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary, applied modern film theory to the study of documentary film for the first time. It has been followed by scores of books by others and by additional books and essays by Nichols. The first volume of his two-volume anthology Movies and Methods (1976, 1985) helped to establish film studies as an academic discipline. Bill Nichols is Professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University and Chair of theDocumentary Film Institute advisory board.