Published on March 6, 2014
As a “ human document” dealing with not only the hard facts but also the “ social and personal aspects … the documentary is a representational, recorded version of the everyday.” (Stuart Hall, Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices)
Regen (Rain) Netherlands 1929
Children Underground Romania 2001
The Shock of the New Great Britain 1980
Bowling for Columbine USA 2002 Though some argue Moore is expository
Surname Viet Given Name Nam USA 1989
Paris is Burning USA 1990
Meta-documentary - a documentary about documentary Postmodern documentary borrows features from fiction film – Galindo The society of spectacle – Kellner They have become self-reflexive authored and more popular than the traditional documentary, tending toward the respresentation of a traumatic past – Randolph Is documentary still capable of expressing truth, or a fragmented representation of that truth? – Williams Baudrillard – Simulacra/Hyperreality Self-reflective and self-aware Parody and Pastiche The Postmodern Audience
Reality Television The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Reality TV has morphed from radio game show and amateur talent competition to hidden camera stunt show to dating show to documentary-style series. The genre now encompasses unscripted dramas, makeover sagas, celebrity exposés, lifestyle-change shows, dating shows, talent extravaganzas and just about any kind of competition you can think of (and a few that you probably can't). - How Stuff Works
By definition, RTV is essentially unscripted programming that doesn't employ actors and focuses on footage of real events or situations. Unlike scripted shows like sitcoms, dramas and news, RTV does not rely on writers and actors, and much of the show is run by producers and editors. Because of this, it can be a very affordable programming option from a production standpoint.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo USA - 2012
Representation Media Language Genre ‘All American’ Family Show Ideology Reality? Simulacra? Audience – highly interactive with this show Appearance across other media – Kardashians, Family Feud, Twitter, FB, Toddlers and Tiaras etc etc etc
Popstars New Zealand - 1999
Representation Ideology Reality? Simulacra? Audience – highly interactive with this show Appearance across other media – concerts, merchandise, CDs etc. Self-aware and self-reflective
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