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Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom

By: Chris Palmer

223 pages, illus

Sierra Club Books

Paperback | May 2010 | #186308 | ISBN-13: 9781578051489
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About this book

Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre. As cinematic technology brings ever more breathtaking images to the screen, and as direct contact with nature diminishes, an ever-expanding audience craves the indirect experience of wild nature that these films provide.

But this success has a dark side, as the author reveals. His investigations uncover a more pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, and even abuse in wildlife films. He tracks the roots of this trend to the early days of the genre, and he profiles a new breed of skilled, ethical filmmakers whose work enlightens as well as entertains.

Praise for "Shooting in the Wild"

"A well-reasoned yet passionate argument for changing wildlife filmmaking practices and creating ethical guidelines, this is an accessible and engaging read." --"Library Journal"

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