- Machine generated contents note: * PART I: THEORIZING REALISM * World Cinema: Realism, Evidence, Presence--T.Elsaesser * Whither Realism? Bazin Reconsidered--L.Grist * On Brecht, Realism and the Media--M.Silberman * Melodrama as Realism in Italian Neorealism--L.Bayman * Scale and the Negotiation of Real and Unreal Space in the Cinema--M.A.Doane * PART II: WORLD CINEMA AND NEW REALISMS* Realism and Gus Van Sant's Elephant--A.Rogers * Observational Realism in Taiwan New Cinema--M-Y.T.Rawnsley * Realism and National Identity in Y tu mamá también: An Audience Perspective--A.De La Garza * A Journey through Time: Alexander Sokurovs Russian Ark and Theories of Mimesis--V.Strukov * PART III: THE REALISM OF THE MEDIUM * Realism, Real Sex and Experimental Cinema--B.Johnson * Breath Control: The Sound and Sight of Respiration as Hyper-Realist Corporeality in Breaking the Waves--D.Quinlivan * Ontology, Film and the Case of Eric Rohmer--J.Leigh * Up the Junction: Ken Loach and TV Realism--C.Mello * PART IV: DOCUMENTARY, TV AND THE ETHICS OF REPRESENTATION * The Difficulty with Documentary--J.M.Salles * Character Construction in Brazilian Documentary Films: Modern Cinema, Classical Narrative and Micro-Realism--I.Xavier * Filmmaking as the Production of Reality A Study of Hara and Kobayashi's Documentaries--L.Nagib * Losing Grip on Reality A Reflection on British Factual Television--D.Myers.
- "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.
- 9780230577220 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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