By Jason Middleton
Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of up to date movie and tv comedy, it has but to be properly theorized in educational movie and media reports. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a brand new severe paradigm to the sector by means of proposing an research of awkward moments in documentary movie and different reality-based media codecs. It examines tough and disrupted encounters among social actors at the monitor, among filmmaker and topic, and among movie and spectator. those encounters are, in fact, frequently inter-connected. Awkward moments happen whilst a longtime mode of illustration or reception is without warning challenged, stalled, or altered: while an interviewee unexpectedly confronts the interviewer, while an issue who were cozy on digital camera starts off to suppose trapped within the body, whilst a movie perceived as a documentary seems to be a parodic mockumentary. This e-book makes seen the ways that awkwardness connects and subtends quite a number transformative textual ideas, political and moral problematics, and modalities of spectatorship in documentary movie and media from the Seventies to the present.
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