Faking It Mock-Documentary and the Subversion of Factuality

ISBN-10: 0719056411

ISBN-13: 9780719056413

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jane Roscoe, Craig Hight

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Faking It offers a study of mock-documentary - one of a number of screen forms that play with the assumed boundaries between fact and fiction. It examines mock-documentary through the relationship which the form constructs with documentary.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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

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

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Introduction: mock-documentary and the subversion of factuality
Factual discourse and the cultural placing of documentary
Recent transformations of the documentary genre
A cousin for the drama-documentary: situating the mock-documentary
Building a mock-documentary schema
A suggested genealogy
Degree 1: parody
Degree 2: critique and hoax
Degree 3: deconstruction
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