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During the first decade of the twenty-first century, a stunning array of documentary films focusing on environmental issues, representing the world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, has been met with critical and popular acclaim. This cohesive and accessible volume is the first book-length study of environmental documentary filmmaking, offering a coherent analysis of controversial and high-profile documentary films such as Gasland, An Inconvenient Truth, Manufactured Landscapes, and The Cove. With analysis that includes the wider context of environmental documentary filmmaking, such as Modern Life and Sleep Furiously, about local rural communities in Britain and Europe, Green Documentary also contributes to the ongoing debate on representing the crisis.

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Bous<'e>, who holds a doctorate from the Annenberg School for Communication at U. Penn, argues that wildlife films and videos are underrated as creative objects and overestimated as pedagogical tools. Wildlife filming, he also points out, owes its attempts to stir emotion to Hollywood; and, as others have noticed, representations of animal interactions often tell more about people than about animals (including the pressures that a ratings-driven industry imposes on filmmakers to follow established conventions). Bous<'e> surveys the history of the wildlife genre, from its 19th-century origins to today's "animal soaps" and IMAX productions, and in so doing fills a gap in the fields of "green cultural studies" and media studies. The book contains a valuable chronology of highlights from the history of wildlife and natural history films.
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If, as many argue, movies and television have become Western culture's premier storytelling media, so too have they become, for most members of society, the primary source of encounters with the natural world--particularly wild animals. The television fare offered nightly by national and cable networks such as PBS and the Discovery Channel provides millions of viewers with their only experience of the wilderness and its inhabitants.The very films that so many viewers take as accurate portrayals of wildlife, however, have evolved primarily as a form of entertainment, following the established codes and conventions of narrative exposition. The result has been not the representation of nature, but its wholesale reconstruction and reconfiguration according to film and television conventions, audience expectations, and the demands of competition in the media marketplace.Wildlife Films traces the genealogy of the nature film, from its origins as the animal locomotion studies that mark the very beginnings of motion pictures themselves, to the founding of the Animal Planet cable channel that boasts all animals, all the time. The narrative and thematic elements that unite wildlife films as a genre have their roots not in the documentary film tradition, but in the older traditions of oral and written animal fables as reflections of human society. Bouse contends that classic wildlife films often portray animal protagonists living in families modeled on an ideal of the human nuclear family and working in communities that resemble an ideal of bucolic human society. In these stories--presented as documentaries--animals are motivated by human emotions and conduct relationships according to human customs. This imposition of culturally satisfying narrative patterns upon the lives of animals has not only led to the misrepresentation of the natural world; it has promoted the notion that our values, our moral vision, our models of society and family structure derive from nature, rather than being cultural formations.

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Helen Hughes

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: Introduction: Contemplation, Irony, Argument

Chapter 2: The Institutional Context

Chapter 3: The Contemplative Response

Chapter 4: The Ironic Response

Chapter 5: The Argumentative Response

Chapter 6: The Material Response

Works Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812217285
Author:
Bouse, Derek
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Author:
Hughes, Helen
Location:
Philadelphia :
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Wildlife cinematography
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
bk. 3
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 halftones
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , If, as many argue, movies and television have become Western culture's premier storytelling media, so too have they become, for most members of society, the primary source of encounters with the natural world--particularly wild animals. The television fare offered nightly by national and cable networks such as PBS and the Discovery Channel provides millions of viewers with their only experience of the wilderness and its inhabitants.The very films that so many viewers take as accurate portrayals of wildlife, however, have evolved primarily as a form of entertainment, following the established codes and conventions of narrative exposition. The result has been not the representation of nature, but its wholesale reconstruction and reconfiguration according to film and television conventions, audience expectations, and the demands of competition in the media marketplace.Wildlife Films traces the genealogy of the nature film, from its origins as the animal locomotion studies that mark the very beginnings of motion pictures themselves, to the founding of the Animal Planet cable channel that boasts all animals, all the time. The narrative and thematic elements that unite wildlife films as a genre have their roots not in the documentary film tradition, but in the older traditions of oral and written animal fables as reflections of human society. Bouse contends that classic wildlife films often portray animal protagonists living in families modeled on an ideal of the human nuclear family and working in communities that resemble an ideal of bucolic human society. In these stories--presented as documentaries--animals are motivated by human emotions and conduct relationships according to human customs. This imposition of culturally satisfying narrative patterns upon the lives of animals has not only led to the misrepresentation of the natural world; it has promoted the notion that our values, our moral vision, our models of society and family structure derive from nature, rather than being cultural formations.
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