Documentary display : re-viewing nonfiction film and video

Beattie, Keith 2008, Documentary display : re-viewing nonfiction film and video, Wallflower, London, England.

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Title Documentary display : re-viewing nonfiction film and video
Author(s) Beattie, Keith
Publication date 2008
Series Nonfictions
Total pages xii, 187 p.
Publisher Wallflower
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) Documentary films -- History and criticism
Documentary videos -- History and criticism
Summary 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
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-181) and index.
ISBN 1905674724
Language eng
Field of Research 190204 Film and Television
Socio Economic Objective 890402 Film and Video Services (excl. Animation and Computer Generated Imagery)
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Wiley
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