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Documentary display : re-viewing nonfiction film and video

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Keith Beattie
Not all documentary films and videos are sober depictions of the real world. Documentary representations can present expressive, entertaining and spectacular images. This book examines such innovative approaches as they occur within the process of 'documentary display' - a practice which emphasises the visual attractions of documentary representation. Works of documentary display explore modes of exhibitionistic 'showing' in which sensation is frequently the vehicle of cognition and knowledge. Such a display is analysed within the popular and prominent forms of found-footage film, 'rockumentary', the city film, nonfiction surf film and video, and certain views of natural science topics. This accessible and informed study - with its focus on entertaining, popular, spectacular and sensational froms of nonfiction representation - makes an important contribution to theoretical analyses of documentary film and video

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Series

Nonfictions

Pagination

1 - 187

Publisher

Wallflower

Place of publication

London, England

ISBN-13

9781905674725

ISBN-10

1905674724

Language

eng

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-181) and index.

Publication classification

A1 Books - authored - research

Copyright notice

2008, Wiley

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