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What is Non-fiction Cinema?

Trevor Ponech

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter gives a pragmatic account on the different reasons for why a movie is categorized as non-fiction. This chapter's analysis of non-fictional audio-visual communication owes more to speech ... More


Representation

Gregory Currie

in Narratives and Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199282609
eISBN:
9780191712432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282609.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind

Narratives are intentional‐communicative artefacts; intentionally fashioned devices of representation that work by manifesting the communicative intentions of their makers. The representational ... More


Public Constructions of Authorship in Grass's Political Writings, 1965–2005

Rebecca Braun

in Constructing Authorship in the Work of Günter Grass

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542703
eISBN:
9780191715372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542703.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The guiding premise of this chapter is that, over the course of his career, Grass has had to negotiate various public constructions of his identity, and the way in which he has done so reveals much ... More


From Xu Xi to the Chief Executive: Hong Kong in the Dock

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses one of Xu Xi's most critically acute recent essays, “A Short History of Our Shores,” and Herman Yau's controversial 1999 film essay Danghau Tung Chee-hwa Fatlok and argues that ... More


The Practice of Story-Telling

Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen

in Truth, Fiction, and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236818
eISBN:
9780191679377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236818.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that some constraint on content is required for a work (or a story) to be fictional. The content must originate in a fictive utterance, not only in the sense that it is ... More


Fiction, Non-fiction, and the Film of Presumptive Assertion: A Conceptual Analysis

NoÈl Carroll

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter attempts to define ‘films of presumptive assertion’. This is the proposed label for the field of film studies that has been typically labeled as documentary and non-fiction. The chapter ... More


Negotiating Dissidence: The Pioneering Women of Arab Documentary

Stefanie Van de Peer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696062
eISBN:
9781474434836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696062.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In spite of harsh censorship, conservative morals and a lack of investment, women documentarists in the Arab world have found ways to subtly negotiate dissidence in their films, something that is ... More


Mr Mills and Mr Boon, 1908–1913

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

When Gerald Mills and Charles Boon decided to launch a new publishing house in 1908, they were two among many young entrepreneurs. The newcomers entered an industry dominated by a few large firms ... More


The Bubble Nearly Bursts, 1914–1928

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The story of Mills & Boon's next fifteen years is not nearly as rosy as that of the firm's first five years. The 1920s would bring a rapid decline in Mills & Boon's fortunes. At the end of the ... More


Imagination, Fantasy, and Sexual Desire 1

Cain Todd

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

The starting point for this chapter is the idea that the appreciation of pornographic representations is heterogeneous. In particular, it makes a distinction between two different appreciative ... More


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