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F Is for Phony Fake Documentary and Truth's Undoing

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ISBN-10: 0816642516

ISBN-13: 9780816642519

Edition: 2006

Authors: Alexandra Juhasz, Jesse Lerner

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Fake documentaries mimic documentary genre expectations, unraveling the documentary's 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 "fake docs" 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…    
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 9/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Introduction: Phony Definitions and Troubling Taxonomies of the Fake Documentary
History as Bunk
Steel Engines and Cardboard Rockets: The Status of Fiction and Nonfiction in Early Cinema
La Venganza de Pancho Villa: A Lost and Found Border Film
Trashing Shulie: Remnants from Some Abandoned Feminist History
No Lies about Ruins
The Past in Ruins: Postmodern Politics and the Fake History Film
Double-Cross Cultural Filmaking
Land without Bread
Surrealist Ethnography: Las Hurdes and the Documentary Unconscious
Extracts from an Imaginary Interview: Questions and Answers about Bontoc Eulogy
Makes Me Feel Mighty Real: The Watermelon Woman and the Critique of Black Visuality
Deception
The Artifice of Realism and the Lure of the "Real" in Orson Welles's F for Fake and Other T(r)eas(u)er(e)s
Forgotten Silver: A New Zealand Television Hoax and Its Audience
The Truth about No Lies (If You Can Believe It)
Screen Memories: Fakeness in Asian American Media Practice
Conclusions
Faking What? Making a Mockery of Documentary
As a Finale: Reflections on a Phantasm
Filmography
Contributors
Index