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July 3, 2008 2:49 AM
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NEWSWEEK | The End of the Documentary Film Market

"It was only a few years ago that everyone was proclaiming the box-office triumph of nonfiction films," notes Newsweek's David Ansen, in a piece for the magazine's Global Literacy 2008 section. Detailing the downtown in the theatrical peformance of some docs, Ansen adds, "The irony is that we are in the midst of a great era of documentaries—but the audience is a stay-at-home crowd, not the kids who rush out to watch superheroes blow stuff up. Millions watch documentaries on HBO, PBS and the Discovery Channel, and on DVDs.

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