Introduction: Intersecting documentary and cognitive theory

Brylla, Catalin ORCID: (2018) Introduction: Intersecting documentary and cognitive theory. In: Cognitive Theory and Documentary Film. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319903316

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This collection of essays explores the intersection between cognitive theory and documentary film. Western audiences live in a mass-mediated culture that filters reality through the prism of factual media; hence, their emotional and cognitive comprehension of the world is, to a significant extent, informed and consolidated by documentaries. This volume seeks to illuminate the production, exhibition and reception of documentaries, exploring intratextuality (in which filmmakers employ narrative and aesthetic strategies to achieve particular audience responses and effects) and extratextuality (whereby filmmaking practices and sociocultural traditions negotiate the indexical link between representations and their real-life counterparts). The interplay between these levels means that documentaries impact our attitudes towards and interaction with the world, helping construct our social, cultural and individual identities.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Film and television > Film theory
Film and television > Filmmaking
Film and television > Screen studies
Film and television > Television
Depositing User: Catalin Brylla
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 18:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:09

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