F Is For Phony: Fake Documentary And Truth'S Undoing - Visible Evidence (Paperback)Jesse Lerner (editor)
Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 22/09/2006
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Fake documentaries mimic documentary genre expectations, unraveling the documentary\u2019s authority and dismantling understandings of identity, history, and nation. The interdisciplinary essays in F Is for Phony discuss a broad scope of works and explore issues raised by \u201cfake docs\u201d such as the fiction/documentary divide, the ethics of reality-based manipulation, and whether documentariness derives from form or reception. Defining the borderline between fact and fiction, the contributors reveal what fake documentaries imply and usually make explicit: that many documentaries lie to tell the truth, and that the truth is relative. Contributors: Steve Anderson, Catherine L. Benamou, Mitchell W. Block, Luis Bu\u00f1uel, Marlon Fuentes, Craig Hight, Charlie Keil, Alisa Lebow, Eve Oishi, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Gregorio C. Rocha, Jane Roscoe, Catherine Russell, Elisabeth Subrin. Alexandra Juhasz is professor of media studies at Pitzer College. She is author of Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video (Minnesota, 2001). Jesse Lerner is associate professor of media studies at Pitzer College.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 251 x 178 x 15 mm
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