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The spectacle of the real [electronic resource] : from Hollywood to 'reality' TV and beyond / edited by Geoff King.

Contributor(s): King, Geoff, 1960-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2005Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 1841509183 (electronic bk.); 9781841509181 (electronic bk.); 1280477008; 9781280477003.Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Reviews | Film criticism | Reality television programs -- Reviews | Mass media | Reality | Spectacular, The | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video | Films | Reality-TV | Werkelijkheid | T�el�evision-v�erit�e | R�ealisme au cin�ema | Attentats du 11 septembre 2001, �Etats-Unis dans la presse | Reality-TV | Fernsehprogramm | Elfter September | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Spectacle of the real.DDC classification: 791.4375 Other classification: 24.31 Online resources: EBSCOhost | Click here to access online
Contents:
Preface / Jay David Bolter -- Introduction : The Spectacle of the Real / Geoff King -- Part I: Spectacle, Ideology, Catastrophe -- 1. Media Culture and the Triumph of the Spectacle / Douglas Kellner -- 2. Real Time, Catastrophe, Spectacle: Reality as Fantasy in Live Media / Lee Rodney -- 3. "Just Like a Movie"?: 9/11 and Hollywood Spectacle / Geoff King -- 4. Reframing Fantasy : September 11 and the Global Audience / Kathy Smith -- 5. Teratology of the Spectacle / Dean Lockwood -- Part II: Reality/TV -- 6. Caught on Tape : A Legacy of Low-tech Reality / Amy West -- 7. Love 'n the Real; or, How I Learned to Love Reality TV / Misha Kavka -- 8. Looking Inside : Showing Medical Operations on Ordinary Television / Frances Bonner -- 9. Hell in a Cell and Other Stories : Violence, Endangerment and Authenticity in Professional Wrestling / Leon Hunt -- 10. Docobricolage in the Age of Simulation / Bernadette Flynn -- Part III: Film -- 11. A Production Designer's Cinema : Historical Authenticity in Popular Films Set in the Past / Michele Pierson -- 12. The New Spatial Dynamics of the Bullet-Time Effect / Lisa Purse -- 13. "I was dreaming I was awake and then I woke up and found myself asleep" : Dreaming, Spectacle and Reality in Waking Life / Paul Ward -- 14. Cannibal Holocaust and the Pornography of Death / Julian Petley -- 15. Beyond the Blair Witch : A New Horror Aesthetic? / Peg Aloi -- 16. Spectres and Capitalism / Spectacle and the Horror Film / Mike Wayne -- 17. Looking On : Troubling Spectacles and the Complicitous Spectator / Michele Aaron -- 18. The Enigma of the Real : The Qualifications for Real Sex in Contemporary Art Cinema / Tanya Krzywinska.
Summary: Hollywood special effects offer spectacular creations or re-creations that make claims to our attention on the grounds of their 'incredible-seeming reality'. They can appear both 'incredible' and 'real', their appeal based on their ability to 'convince'--to appear real in terms such as detail and texture--and on their status as fabricated spectacle, to be admired as such. At a seemingly very different end of the audio-visual media spectrum, 'reality' television offers the spectacle of, supposedly, the 'real' itself, a 'reality' that ranges from the banality of the quotidian to intense interperso.
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Preface / Jay David Bolter -- Introduction : The Spectacle of the Real / Geoff King -- Part I: Spectacle, Ideology, Catastrophe -- 1. Media Culture and the Triumph of the Spectacle / Douglas Kellner -- 2. Real Time, Catastrophe, Spectacle: Reality as Fantasy in Live Media / Lee Rodney -- 3. "Just Like a Movie"?: 9/11 and Hollywood Spectacle / Geoff King -- 4. Reframing Fantasy : September 11 and the Global Audience / Kathy Smith -- 5. Teratology of the Spectacle / Dean Lockwood -- Part II: Reality/TV -- 6. Caught on Tape : A Legacy of Low-tech Reality / Amy West -- 7. Love 'n the Real; or, How I Learned to Love Reality TV / Misha Kavka -- 8. Looking Inside : Showing Medical Operations on Ordinary Television / Frances Bonner -- 9. Hell in a Cell and Other Stories : Violence, Endangerment and Authenticity in Professional Wrestling / Leon Hunt -- 10. Docobricolage in the Age of Simulation / Bernadette Flynn -- Part III: Film -- 11. A Production Designer's Cinema : Historical Authenticity in Popular Films Set in the Past / Michele Pierson -- 12. The New Spatial Dynamics of the Bullet-Time Effect / Lisa Purse -- 13. "I was dreaming I was awake and then I woke up and found myself asleep" : Dreaming, Spectacle and Reality in Waking Life / Paul Ward -- 14. Cannibal Holocaust and the Pornography of Death / Julian Petley -- 15. Beyond the Blair Witch : A New Horror Aesthetic? / Peg Aloi -- 16. Spectres and Capitalism / Spectacle and the Horror Film / Mike Wayne -- 17. Looking On : Troubling Spectacles and the Complicitous Spectator / Michele Aaron -- 18. The Enigma of the Real : The Qualifications for Real Sex in Contemporary Art Cinema / Tanya Krzywinska.

Hollywood special effects offer spectacular creations or re-creations that make claims to our attention on the grounds of their 'incredible-seeming reality'. They can appear both 'incredible' and 'real', their appeal based on their ability to 'convince'--to appear real in terms such as detail and texture--and on their status as fabricated spectacle, to be admired as such. At a seemingly very different end of the audio-visual media spectrum, 'reality' television offers the spectacle of, supposedly, the 'real' itself, a 'reality' that ranges from the banality of the quotidian to intense interperso.

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