The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary

The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary

This collection of original critical essays by leading scholars and critics—including Shawn J. and Trevor Parry-Giles, Jennifer L. Borda, and Martin J. Medhurst—analyzes a selection of political documentaries that appeared during the ...

Author: Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Rhetoric Thomas W Benson, PhD

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809328364

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary explores the most visible and volatile element in the 2004 presidential campaign—the partisan documentary film. This collection of original critical essays by leading scholars and critics—including Shawn J. and Trevor Parry-Giles, Jennifer L. Borda, and Martin J. Medhurst—analyzes a selection of political documentaries that appeared during the 2004 election season. The editors examine the new political documentary with the tools of rhetorical criticism, combining close textual analysis with a consideration of the historical context and the production and reception of the films. The essays address the distinctive rhetoric of the new political documentary, with the films typically having been shot with relatively low budgets, in video, and using interviews and stock footage rather than observation of uncontrolled behavior. The quality was often good enough and interest was sufficiently intense that the films were shown in theaters and on television, which provided legitimacy and visibility before they were released soon afterwards on DVD and VHS and marketed on the Internet. The volume reviews such films as Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11; two refutations of Moore’s film, Fahrenhype 9/11 and Celsius 41.11;Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election; and George W. Bush: Faith in the White House—films that experimented with a variety of angles and rhetorics, from a mix of comic disparagement and earnest confrontation to various emulations of traditional news and documentary voices. The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary represents the continued transformation of American political discourse in a partisan and contentious time and showcases the independent voices and the political power brokers that struggled to find new ways to debate the status quo and employ surrogate “independents” to create a counterrhetoric.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Documentary Resistance

Documentary Resistance

The Rhetoric of the New Political Documentary. Carbondale: Southern Illinois
University Press, 2008. Box Office Mojo. Bowling for Columbine. http://www.
boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=bowlingforcolumbine.htm. Box Office Mojo.
Fahrenheit ...

Author: Angela J. Aguayo

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190676216

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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"Documentary Resistance: Social Change and Participatory Media offers a new approach to understanding the networked capacity of documentary media to create public commons areas, crafting connections between unlikely interlockers. In this process communities invest in the exchange of documentary moving image discourse around politics and social change. This book advances a new argument suggesting the social change capacity of documentary is found in the genre's ability to establish forms of collective identification and political agency capable of producing and sustaining activist media cultures. Organized activist media publics often take on the necessary heavy lifting of political struggle, work that cannot be accomplished with the media screen alone. This book advances the creation of a conceptual, theoretical, and historical space in which documentary and social change can be examined. This interdisciplinary project draws upon research in cinema, media, and communication studies as well as cultural theory to explore how political ideas move into participatory action. This book will take a distinctive approach, attempting to understand how struggles for social justice are located, reflected, and represented on the documentary screen, but also in pre- and post-production processes. To address this living history, this project includes over sixty completed unpublished field interviews with documentary filmmakers, critics, funders, activists, and distributors. This will create a dynamic and practice-inclusive space in which documentary can be investigated"--
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Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary

Michael Moore and the Rhetoric of Documentary

See Thomas W. Benson and Brian J. Snee, eds., The Rhetoric of the New
Political Documentary (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008).
Descriptions of the political economy of the new documentary may be found
especially in ...

Author: Thomas W Benson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In the first in-depth study of Moore's feature-length documentary films, editors Thomas W. Benson and Brian J. Snee have gathered leading rhetoric scholars to examine the production, rhetorical appeals, and audience reception of these films. Contributors critique the films primarily as modes of public argument and political art. Each essay is devoted to one of Moore's films and traces in detail how each film invites specific audience responses.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

France in Flux

France in Flux

... with Jean-Pascal Fontorbes, L'Humanité Dimanche, 23 February, pp. 46–47.
Thomas W. Benson and Brian J. Snee (2008) The Rhetoric of the New Political
Documentary. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Nicolas Besson et
al.

Author: Ari J. Blatt

Publisher: Contemporary French and Franco

ISBN: 9781786941787

Category: History

Page: 256

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The look and feel of metropolitan France has been a notable preoccupation of French literary and visual culture since the 1980s. Numerous writers, filmmakers and photographers have been drawn to articulate France's contrasting spatial qualities, from infrastructural installations such as roads, rail lines and ports, to peri-urban residential developments and isolated rural enclaves. In doing so, they explore how the country's acute sense of national identity has been both asserted and challenged in topographic terms. This wide-ranging collection of essays explores how the contemporary concern with space in France has taken shape across a range of media, from recent cinema, documentary filmmaking and photographic projects through to television drama and contemporary fiction, and examines what it reveals about the state of the nation in a post-colonial and post-industrial age. The impact of global flows of capital, trade and migration can be mapped through attention to the specificities of place and topography. Investigation of liminal locations, from seaboard cities and abandoned industrial sites to refugee camps and peasant smallholdings, interrogates the assertion of a national territory (and, by extension, a national identity) through the figure of the hexagon, and highlights the fluidities, instabilities and lines of flight which render it increasingly unsettled.
Categories: History

Publications of the State of Illinois

Publications of the State of Illinois

Governor Henry Horner , Chicago politics , and the Great Depression , by
Charles J. Masters . ... ( Price : $ 35.00 ) 1302.2 BRUM OCLC # 181516974
Rhetoric of the new political documentary , edited by Thomas W. Benson and
Brian J. Snee .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433078189309

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Publications of the State of Illinois

Publications of the State of Illinois

Author: Illinois. Office of Secretary of State

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435080640857

Category: Government publications

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Politics of Documentary

Politics of Documentary

the rhetoric of wartime ideals and the reality of devastation ' in war - torn China .
... nevertheless continue to tackle problematic and political subjects , thus
constituting a bridge to the new social and political documentary of the 1960s
and 70s .

Author: Michael Chanan

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 1844572269

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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This wide-ranging study traces the history of the documentary from the first Lumiere films to Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11'. Chanan argues that documentary makes a vital contribution to the public sphere - where ideas are debated, opinion formed and those in authority are held to account.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Presidential Campaign Film

The Presidential Campaign Film

Television and the world of politics . Harper ' s Magazine , May , 121 - 32 . Kurtz ,
H . 1992 . GOP ad veterans cut from Bush team . Washington Post , 9 February ,
A16 . Lee , R . 1993 . Images of civic virtue in the new political rhetoric .

Author: Joanne Morreale

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015028907809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Morreale provides insight into the modern, visually oriented presidential campaign by analyzing the mediated production of candidates' images as the films evolve from classical to modern forms.
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Crossings

Crossings

nence of the “ British Documentary Movement , ” directs us towards the period of
the New Deal in the USA as the ... rhetoric coalesced in the specific conjuncture
of a liberal - democratic response to the systemic economic , political and cultural
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015033348601

Category: Literature

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Constructing Clinton

Constructing Clinton

Hyperreality & Presidential Image-making in Postmodern Politics Shawn J. Parry-
Giles, Trevor Parry-Giles. Making of a President , Starring the New Spin Doctors ,
” The New York Times , October 13 , 1993 , p . ... See Bruce E . Gronbeck , “
Celluloid Rhetoric : On Genres of Documentary , ” in Form and Genre : Shaping
Rhetorical Action , edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Hall Jamieson
 ...

Author: Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015055203221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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This book examines Clinton's image as it was produced by visual representations in The Man from Hope, The War Room, Primary Colors, MTV's Biorhythms, and PBS' The American President. The book uses the language of postmodernism in an attempt to make a metaphysics out of what was once just plain old propaganda. The authors teach political communication at the University of Maryland. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Rhetorical Analysis and Television Documentary

Rhetorical Analysis and Television Documentary

Rhetorical Depiction . " Form . Genre and the study of Political Discourse . ... The
New Rhetoric . Trans . ... 311-331 . Robinson , Michael J. " American Political
Legitimacy in an Era of Electronic Journalism : Reflections on the Evening News .

Author: Henry Thomas Rosteck

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89104546387

Category:

Page: 748

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Rhetoric and Ideology

Rhetoric and Ideology

Sexual Strategems : The World of Women in Film . ... Griffin , Leland M . " The
Rhetorical Structure of the New Left Movement : Part I . " Quarterly Journal of
Speech 50 ( 1964 ) : 113 ... The Political Aesthetics of the Feminist Documentary
Film .

Author: Charles W. Kneupper

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000017660075

Category: Rhetoric

Page: 228

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Readings on the Rhetoric of Social Protest

Readings on the Rhetoric of Social Protest

Foner , Philip S . Women and the American Labor Movement : From Colonial
Times to the Eve of World War I . New York : Free Press , 1979 . Gompers ...
News as a Political Resource : Media Strategies and Political Identity in the U . S .
Women ' s Movement , 1966 – 1975 . " Critical ... Out of the Theaters and into the
Streets : A Coalition Model of the Political Impact of Documentary Film and Video
.

Author: Charles E. Morris

Publisher: Strata Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132849675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 559

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The New York Times Encyclopedia of Film 1969 1971

The New York Times Encyclopedia of Film  1969 1971

I said that I'm a radical and that I didn't make this film to elect Democrats ; I said I
made it to reveal the terrible comic theater that is American politics . As one critic
put it , Millhouse ' atiаcks ' the rhetoric that disguises the institutional failure of ...

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ISBN: 0812910591

Category: Motion pictures

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Argumentation and Advocacy

Argumentation and Advocacy

This essay is not an argument about or for postmodern politics or new social
movements , though others have made those ... and worldviews ; forming
grassroots groups practicing radical participatory democracy ; and performing
unorthodox rhetorical tactics ... Public television : Politics & the battle over
documentary film .

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110563223

Category: Forensics (Public speaking)

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The Rhetoric of Republican Education and the Teaching of Politics in American Schools 1776 1860

The Rhetoric of Republican Education and the Teaching of Politics in American Schools  1776 1860

New York : London , D. Appleton , 1856 . ( Withington , Leonard ? ) ... Early
American Women : A Documentary History , 1600-1900 . Belmont , California ...
Revolutionary Politics and Locke's ' Two Treatises of Government.'Princeton :
Princeton ...

Author: Christopher Hans Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P008191783

Category:

Page: 1230

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

This book is a postmodern analysis of Ronald Reagan's 1984 film, A New Beginning, which marked the coming-of-age of the televisual political campaign film.

Author: Joanne Morreale

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791406083

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

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This book is a postmodern analysis of Ronald Reagan's 1984 film, A New Beginning, which marked the coming-of-age of the televisual political campaign film. The film was a landmark in the art of political filmmaking. Its thesis proclaimed a resurgence of American pride, patriotism, and prosperity under the leadership of Ronald Reagan. A New Beginning was unprecedented for a number of reasons: it replaced the traditional nominating speech for the candidate at the Republican National Convention; its form was a hybrid documentary and advertisement; it illustrated the use of televisual rebirth rhetoric to gain public support for a political ideology; and, most importantly, the masterful project documented a shift from verbal to visual rhetoric in American presidential campaigning. The author examines the film as a cultural text and as an effective political tool. Framing, ideology, myth, and visual cliché are analytic tools used to deconstruct the film; the method combines rhetorical theory with communication theory and semiotically-based theories of film and television. Morreale gives insight into the increasingly prevalent use of television to create a political reality.
Categories: Political Science

Australasian Journal of American Studies

Australasian Journal of American Studies

Nichol's central concern is to examine the relationship of the rhetorics of
documentary film and reality . They Must Be Represented : The Politics of
Documentary . By Paula Rabinowitz , Verso , New York , 1994 . An analysis of the
documentary ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006164804

Category: United States

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Categories: United States

Intelligence Work

Intelligence Work

Placing iconic images and the work of celebrated filmmakers next to overlooked and rediscovered productions, Kahana demonstrates how documentary collects and delivers the evidence of the American experience to the public sphere, where it ...

Author: Jonathan Kahana

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512120

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Intelligence Work establishes a new genealogy of American social documentary, proposing a fresh critical approach to the aesthetic and political issues of nonfiction cinema and media. Jonathan Kahana argues that the use of documentary film by intellectuals, activists, government agencies, and community groups constitutes a national-public form of culture, one that challenges traditional oppositions between official and vernacular speech, between high art and popular culture, and between academic knowledge and common sense. Placing iconic images and the work of celebrated filmmakers next to overlooked and rediscovered productions, Kahana demonstrates how documentary collects and delivers the evidence of the American experience to the public sphere, where it lends force to political movements and gives substance to the social imaginary.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinema in Australia

Cinema in Australia

Cecil Holmes , a New Zealander who made documentaries , fiction films and
even television commercials , was also at one time part of what ... the Realist Film
Association ( see doc 68 ) , itself an outgrowth of the Realist Film Unit , which
produced political documentaries . ... The rhetorical advocacy for documentary
set out to displace earlier filmmaking practices from the cultural agenda in much
the same ...

Author: Ina Bertrand

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: UOM:39015019432817

Category: Dyslexic children

Page: 422

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Categories: Dyslexic children