Truth Or Dare

Truth Or Dare

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The new wave of documentaries that prominently feature their filmmakers, such as the works of Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, have attracted fresh, new audiences to the forma€”but they have also drawn criticism that documentaries now promote entertainment at the expense of truth. Truth or Dare examines the clash between the authenticity claimed by documentaries and their association with imagination and experimental contemporary art. An experienced group of practitioners, artists, and theorists here question this binary, and the idea of documentary itself, in a cross-disciplinary volume that will force us to reconsider how competing interests shape filmmaking.though we call it documentary, because you point your camera and you construct a frame. ... Talking about this as art, I think ita#39;s also interesting to look at the history of art. ... How do you describe a video work thata#39;s fleeting? ... As I returned to the Czech Republic over a yeara#39;s time later I let one of the girls watch her own interview, and with a distance she normally doesna#39;t have to her own life, she cried heranbsp;...

Title:Truth Or Dare
Author:Gail Pearce, Cahal McLaughlin
Publisher:Intellect Books - 2007


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