Recording Reality, Desiring the Real.

By: Cowie, ElizabethMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandVisible Evidence: Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (231 p.)ISBN: 9780816676521Subject(s): Documentary films --History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Recording Reality, Desiring the RealDDC classification: 070.1/8 LOC classification: PN1995.9.D6C69 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Spectacle of Actuality and the Desire for Reality; 1 Narrating the Real: The Fiction and the Nonfiction of Documentary Storytelling; 2 Working Images: Representing Work and Voicing the Ordinary; 3 Documentary Desire: Seeing for Ourselves and Identifying in Reality; 4 Documenting the Real; 5 Ways of Seeing and the Surreal of Reality; 6 Specters of the Real: Documentary Time and Art; Notes; Index
Summary: Documentary has once again emerged as one of the most vital cultural forms, whether seen in cinemas or inside the home, as digital, film, or video. In Recording Reality, Desiring the Real, Elizabeth Cowie looks at the history of documentary and its contemporary forms, showing how it has been simultaneously understood as factual, as story, as art, and as political, addressing the seeming paradox between the pleasures of spectacle in the documentary and its project of informing and educating. Cowie claims that, as a radical film form, documentary has been a way for filmmakers to acknowledge historical and contemporary realities by presenting images of these realities. If documentary is the desire to know reality through its images and sounds, she asks, what kind of speaking (and speaking about) emerges in documentary, and how are we engaged by it? In considering this and other questions, Cowie examines a range of noteworthy films, including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke, John Huston's Let There Be Light, and Milica Tomi?'s Portrait of My Mother.Recording Reality, Desiring the Real stakes documentary's central place in cinema as both an art form and a form of social engagement, which together create a new understanding of spectatorship.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Spectacle of Actuality and the Desire for Reality; 1 Narrating the Real: The Fiction and the Nonfiction of Documentary Storytelling; 2 Working Images: Representing Work and Voicing the Ordinary; 3 Documentary Desire: Seeing for Ourselves and Identifying in Reality; 4 Documenting the Real; 5 Ways of Seeing and the Surreal of Reality; 6 Specters of the Real: Documentary Time and Art; Notes; Index

Documentary has once again emerged as one of the most vital cultural forms, whether seen in cinemas or inside the home, as digital, film, or video. In Recording Reality, Desiring the Real, Elizabeth Cowie looks at the history of documentary and its contemporary forms, showing how it has been simultaneously understood as factual, as story, as art, and as political, addressing the seeming paradox between the pleasures of spectacle in the documentary and its project of informing and educating. Cowie claims that, as a radical film form, documentary has been a way for filmmakers to acknowledge historical and contemporary realities by presenting images of these realities. If documentary is the desire to know reality through its images and sounds, she asks, what kind of speaking (and speaking about) emerges in documentary, and how are we engaged by it? In considering this and other questions, Cowie examines a range of noteworthy films, including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke, John Huston's Let There Be Light, and Milica Tomi?'s Portrait of My Mother.Recording Reality, Desiring the Real stakes documentary's central place in cinema as both an art form and a form of social engagement, which together create a new understanding of spectatorship.

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