Realism and the audiovisual media / edited by Lúcia Nagib and Cecília Mello.

Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
xxvi, 257 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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"This collection examines two recent phenomena: the return of realist tendencies and practices in world cinema and television, and the rehabilitation of realism in film and media theory. The contributors investigate these two phenomena in detail, querying their origins, relations, divergences and intersections from a variety of perspectives"--Provided by publisher.
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Part I : Theorizing realism -- World cinema : realism, evidence, presence / Thomas Elsaesser -- Whither realism? Bazin reconsidered / Leighton Grist -- On Brecht, realism and the media / Marc Silberman -- Melodrama as realism in Italian neorealism / Louis Bayman -- Scale and the negotiation of 'real' and 'unreal' space in the cinema / Mary Ann Doane -- Part II: World cinema and new realisms -- Realism and Gus Van Sant's elephant / Anna Backman Rogers -- Observational realism in Taiwan new cinema / Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley -- Realism and national identity in Y tu mamá también : an audience perspective / Armida de la Garza -- A Journey through time : Alexander Sokurov's Russian ark and theories of Mimesis / Vlad Strukov -- Part III: The realism of the medium -- Realism, real sex and experimental cinema : mediating eroticism in Georges Bataille's story of the eye / Beth Johnson -- Breath control : the sound and sight of respiration as hyper-realist corporeality in breaking the waves / Davina Quinlivan -- Ontology, film and the case of Eric Rohmer / Jacob Leigh -- Up the junction : Ken Loach and TV realism / Cecíla Mello -- Part IV: Documentary, TV and the ethics of representation -- Filmmaking as the production of reality : a study of Hara and Kobayashi's documentaries / Lúcia Nagib -- Character construction in Brazilian documentary films : modern cinema, classical narrative and micro-realism / Ismail Xavier -- The difficulty with documentary : a filmmaker's view / Joao Moreira Salles -- Losing grip on reality : a reflection on British factual television . Diane Myers.
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