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Author Thanouli, Eleftheria, author.

Title Wag the dog : a study on film and reality in the digital age / Eleftheria Thanouli.

Publication Info. [London] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK BLOOMSBURY    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Note Previously issued in print: 2013. Digital resource published 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 'Wag the Dog' is a film that became a media event and a cultural icon because it inadvertently short-circuited the distance that is supposed to separate reality and fiction. The film's narration challenges the established boundaries between the fiction and nonfiction tradition, as Barry Levinson, the director, embeds his interest in documentary filmmaking and complicates the issue of narrative agency in the way he frames the story. Thanouli provides new insights into a series of issues from both classical and contemporary film theory, like the conceptual and ontological stakes in the use of digital technology, the impact of mass media on public memory and the political role of cinema in a globalized and conglomerated world.
Audience Specialized.
Note Online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 17, 2018).
Contents FC; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Wag the Dog and Narrative Analysis; 2. Wag the Dog and the Digital; 3. Wag the Dog and the Media; 4. Wag the Dog and Politics in Hollywood; Conclusion: Wag the Dog and its Universe; Bibliography; Index.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Local Note Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Open Access
Subject Wag the dog (Motion picture)
Wag the dog (Motion picture) (OCoLC)fst01392946
Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Film theory & criticism.
Performing Arts -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Motion pictures -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01027348
Motion pictures -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01027384
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Print version : 9781441189363
ISBN 9781628929171 (ebook)
1441198717 (electronic book)
1501307274 (electronic book)
9781441198716 (electronic book)
9781501307270 (electronic book)
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