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Contents Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 1. Docudrama and Mock-Documentary: Defining Terms, Proposing Canons Steven N. Lipkin, Derek Paget and Jane Roscoe 11 2. The Newspaper Meets the Dime Novel: Docudrama in Early Cinema John Parris Springer 00 3. On the Edges of Fiction: Silent ActualitÄs, City Symphonies and Early SF Movies Mark Bould 00 4. This Reality Which Is Not One: Flaherty, Buûuel and the Irrealism of Documentary Cinema Jared F. Green 00 5. Reconstructing Reality: The Industrial Film as Faux Documentary Donald Levin 00 6. "Documenting" Communist Subversion: The Case of I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951) Reynold Humphries 00 7. Teaching Fear in 1950s Science Fiction Films Michael Lee 00 8. Mondo Barnum Doug Bentin 00 9. In Search of Questions, or, A New Age Film Odyssey Gary D. Rhodes 00 10. Artifice and Artificiality in Mockumentaries Gerd Bayer 00 11. "It Ain't the Movies! It's Real Life!" Cinematic Alchemy in Woody Allen's "Woody Allen" D(M)oc(k)umentary Oeuvre Robert Sickels 00 12. "That's Really the Title?" Deconstructing Deconstruction in The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader- Murdering Mom (1993) and Real Life (1978) Harvey O'Brien 000 13. Man Bites Dog: Deconstructing the Documentary Look Jane Roscoe 000 14. Stanley Kwan's Centre Stage (1992): Postmodern Reflections of the Mirror Within the Mirror Wayne Stein 000 15. Fool's Gold: New Zealand's Forgotten Silver, Myth and National Identity Ian Conrich and Roy Smith 000 16. Before Big Brother, There Was Blair Witch: The Selling of "Reality" Fincina Hopgood 000 17. Chasing the Real: Reality Television and Documentary Forms Leigh H. Edwards 000 18. The Future of Documentary? "Conditional Tense" Documentary and the Historical Record Paul Ward 000 About the Contributors 000 Index 000
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Documentary-style films -- History and criticism.