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

Published Bristol, UK ; Portland, OR : Intellect, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.456 SPEC    AVAILABLE
Physical description 234 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface / Jay David Bolter -- Introduction : the spectacle of the real / Geoff King -- 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 -- 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 -- 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 cimema / 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." "This collection explores a number of issues emerging from these conjuctures between 'spectacle' and the 'real'."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author King, Geoff, 1960-
Subject Reality television programs.
Realism in motion pictures.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Press coverage.
Variant Title From Hollywood to 'reality' TV and beyond.
ISBN 1841501204