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  1. Videotaped Confessions and the Genre of Documentary Film

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    UrheberSilbey, Jessica M.
    Verleger Suffolk University Law School Faculty
    Umfang 21 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilm; Dokumentarfilm
    Beschreibung "This essay begins the exploration of 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)
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    Anmerkungen zur RessourceIn: Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, 16. Jg. 2006, Nr. 3, S. 789-807. // Silbey, Jessica M., "Videotaped Confessions and the Genre of Documentary " (2006). Suffolk University Law School Faculty Publications. Paper 35.