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Book/Printed Material Wag the dog : a study on film and reality in the digital age

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Title

  • Wag the dog : a study on film and reality in the digital age

Summary

  • "Wag the Dog is a film that became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is supposed to separate reality and fiction. The film's narration challenges the established boundaries between the fiction and nonfiction tradition, as Barry Levinson, the director, embeds his interest in documentary filmmaking and complicates the issue of narrative agency in the way he frames the story. The examination of the historical and social context in which it was produced, exhibited and received worldwide enables the author to illuminate a series of changes in the way a fiction film reflects and interacts with reality, urging us to reconsider some of our central and long-standing concepts or even paradigms in film theory. Eleftheria Thanouli provides new insights into a series of issues from both classical and contemporary film theory, like the conceptual and ontological stakes in the use of digital technology, the impact of mass media on public memory and the political role of cinema in a globalized and conglomerated world"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Thanouli, Eleftheria.

Created / Published

  • New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.

Contents

  • Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction Chapter 1: Wag the Dog and narrative analysis Chapter 2: Wag the Dog and the digital Chapter 3: Wag the Dog and the media Chapter 4: Wag the Dog and politics in Hollywood Conclusion Bibliography Index.

Headings

  • -  Wag the dog (Motion picture)
  • -  Motion pictures--Philosophy
  • -  Motion pictures--Social aspects--United States
  • -  PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism

Notes

  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-161) and index.
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (168 pages)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PN1997.W25

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020715478

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Access Advisory

  • Unrestricted online access

Online Format

  • image
  • pdf

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Chicago citation style:

Thanouli, Eleftheria. Wag the Dog: A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020715478/.

APA citation style:

Thanouli, E. (2013) Wag the Dog: A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age. New York: Bloomsbury. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020715478/.

MLA citation style:

Thanouli, Eleftheria. Wag the Dog: A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age. New York: Bloomsbury, 2013. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020715478/>.