No Other Way to Tell it: Docudrama on Film and Television

Author:   Derek Paget ,  Bethan Hirst
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
Edition:   2nd edition
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9780719084478


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 May 2011
Format:   Paperback
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No Other Way to Tell it: Docudrama on Film and Television


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This second edition of No other Way To Tell It defines the form, analyses its codes and conventions, and reviews contrasting histories in America and British practice - taking into account new developments since the first edition. These include television's radically new ecology; with factual formats a growth area. Docudrama in film has also burgeoned recently, partly because the industries themselves have grown closer and partly because of continued interest in the lives of the famous and of those in the news. International co-production now exploits many different screening opportunities and possibilities, with the result that docudrama and become a cinematic as well as televisual staple. Docudrama is not only popular with audiences; it also causes constant flurries of commentary and controversy. Concerns about 'borders' and 'boundaries', a questioning of documentary's claim to represent the real, doubts about the popular audience's ability to cope with new approaches to the ideas of witness, testimony and confession, authenticity and truth - all fuel the debate. This new edition situates docudrama and its ongoing debates within a newly vibrant and still highly contentious field of practice. This book will interest readers - academic and general - with an interest in fact-based drama in film, theatre and television -- .

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Author:   Derek Paget ,  Bethan Hirst
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
Imprint:   Manchester University Press
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9780719084478


ISBN 10:   0719084474
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 May 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction to the Second Edition 1. Working on Docudrama 2. The Law and Regulation - Docudrama in the New Millennium 3. Codes, Conventions and Change 4. Keywords, Key Debates 5. Histories: Antecedents and First Phase 6. Histories: Second Phase Developments 7. Histories: Third Phase 'Co-Pros' 8. Histories: Fourth Phase Hybridisation Bibliography -- .

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Derek Paget is Reader in Theatre and Television in the department of film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading -- .

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