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  1. Filmmaking in the Precinct House and the Genre of Documentary Film


    URL/Identifizierer http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=892401
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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Aufsätze aus Zeitschriften / Sammelbänden>>
    UrheberSilbey, Jessica M.
    Verleger Suffolk University <Boston, Mass.> / Law School
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2006
    Umfang 74 S.
    Schlagworte FWPolitischer Film; Filmgenre; Dokumentarfilm; Recht
    Beschreibung "This Article explores side-by-side two contemporary and related film trends: the recent popular enthusiasm over the previously arty documentary film and the mandatory filming of custodial interrogations and confessions. The history and criticism of documentary film, indeed contemporary movie-going, understands the documentary genre as political and social advocacy (recent examples are Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11 and Errol Morris's Fog of War). Judges, advocates, and legislatures, however, assume that films of custodial interrogations and confessions reveal a truth and lack a distorting point of view. As this Article explains, the trend at law, although aimed at furthering venerable criminal justice principles, holds a fairly naïve view of film's indexical relationship to the lived world and abjures consideration of the contemporary trend in cinema. Understanding the documentary as truth-revealing is a mistake, a mistake which can frustrate (if not undermine) the criminal justice goals of the legislation. Whatever may explain the convergence of filmmaking in the precinct house and a penchant for mainstream documentary movie-going, the trends are shaping contemporary expectations about film in contradictory ways. Investigating these trends together exposes competing norms regarding film as a legal tool and as a knowledge producing discourse. It also situates the criminal justice trend in the context of a long history of filmmaking and critical spectatorship. In light of the growing use of film as a policing mechanism, better understanding of film as both an art and a legal tool is in order." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Case Law and Policy; Documentary Film; Filmmaking in the Precinct House; Conclusion: The Limits of Looking; APPENDIX
    Themen FWFilm>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Filmgattungen nach dem Zweck; Film>>Film in einzelnen Ländern
    RVK FWAP 46700; AP 46800; AP 49400; AP 49600; AP 59783
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher Bezug21. Jahrhundert, 2000 – 2099>>2000 - 2009>>
    SpracheEnglisch
    Anmerkungen zur RessourceSilbey, Jessica M., Filmmaking in the Precinct House and the Genre of Documentary Film. Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 107-180, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=892401