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Author Sohn-Rethel, Martin, -2016,
Title Real to reel : a new approach to understanding realism in film and TV fiction / by Martin Sohn-Rethel.
Imprint Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2015.

Author Sohn-Rethel, Martin, -2016,
Subject Realism in motion pictures.
Realism on television.
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Realism in TV drama -- Social (or documentary) realism in feature film -- Social realism continued: the special case of The Lives of Others -- Social realism continued: some key re-inventions -- The genre code of realism: the recent development of the alien invastion movie -- The narrative code of realism: the case of the 'multi-strand epic' -- The code of psychology and character motivation -- The code of discursive or ideological truth -- Post-Script: the 'counter-realism' code of institutional constraint.
Summary What happens when we watch feature films or television dramas' Many of our responses to moving-image fiction texts embody "realism" or "truth," but what are we responding to, exactly, and how is our notion of reality or truth to be understood' For film and media students and makers of moving-image fiction in new digital forms, the question of how to get a more objective, rigorous handle on realism has never been more important. In this accessible book, Martin Sohn-Rethel brings a lifetime of teaching film and media to bear on developing a new approach to analyzing the "realism" of the moving image: a set of seven "codes" that plot this tricky field of enquiry more systematically. In doing so, he considers a wide range of film and media texts chosen for their accessibility, including Do the Right Thing (1989), In the Name of the Father (1993), Erin Brokovich (2000), and District 9 (2009).
ISBN 9781911325215 (electronic bk.)
1911325213 (electronic bk.)
9781800346796 (electronic bk.)
1800346794 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # EB00667126 Recorded Books
OCLC # 949988630
Additional Format Print version: Sohn-Rethel, Martin, -2016. Real to reel. Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2015 9780993071751 (OCoLC)946876793

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