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Talking Heads, Automaton Ears

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From the earliest times, the history of ventriloquism has been shadowed by the history of attempts to create automata capable of simulating or actually replicating speech. The history of efforts to ... More


‘Suspense, fright, emotion, happy ending’: documentary form and audience response to Touching the Void

Thomas Austin

in Watching the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076893
eISBN:
9781781701775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076893.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter uses research among audiences for Touching the Void, the highest grossing British documentary in history, adapted from a best-selling climbing memoir. It examines the film's form, and ... More


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