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Faking It: Mock-Documentary and the Subversion of Factuality

Faking It: Mock-Documentary and the Subversion of Factuality

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The first major study of mock-documentary - one of a number of screen forms that play with the assumed boundaries between 'fact' and 'fiction'. Examines mock-documentary through the specific relationship which the form has with documentary. Part of a wider discussion of the increasingly
fragile association between factual codes and conventions and the discourses which underpin the documentary genre. Includes detailed discussions of a number of key mock-documentary texts, ranging from Woody Allen's Zelig, Peter Greenaway's The Falls, and the Beatles spoof The Rutles through to such
classic examples as Bob Roberts, This is Spinal Tap and Man Bites Dog. Opens out this relatively new media form and by doing so throws light on the status of the documentary itself.

Author: Craig Hight, Jane Roscoe
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Published: 11/22/2001
Pages: 232
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.30w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780719056413

About the Author

Craig Hight is a Lecturer in the Department of Screen and Media Studies, Waikato University, New Zealand

Jane Roscoe teaches in the School of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

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