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Wag the Dog and the Media

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wag the Dog : A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction In this chapter, I will continue to investigate the relation of film and reality but no longer from a formal and modal point of view, as in the previous two chapters. Instead, I will switch my focus from the filmic text...

Wag the Dog and the Digital

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wag the Dog : A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...One of the key moments in Wag the Dog is the shooting of the war footage that signals the beginning of the Albanian crisis. Motss and his team decide to leak a news video to the media in order to visually establish the outbreak of the war...

Wag the Dog and Politics in Hollywood

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wag the Dog : A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Michael Coyne, Hollywood Goes to Washington: American Politics on Screen (London: Reaktion Books, 2008), 17.Over the past three generations, the American political movie has been a resilient, frequently neglected but quietly tenacious...

The United States of America v. The Wolf of Wall Street

J.D. Connor

J.D. Connor is Associate Professor in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California, USA. His research focuses on the interplay of art and industry in the contemporary Hollywood system, the history of tape recording, and Kennedy-era media shifts. Connor is the author of the forthcoming The Studios after the Studios (2015) and on the Steering Committee of Post45 (post45.org). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood Math and Aftermath : The Economic Image and the Digital Recession

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, 4th ed., trans. G. E. M. Anscombe, P. M. S. Hacker, and Joachim Schulte (New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), translation slightly modified. Point at a piece of paper.—And now point...

Wag the Dog and Narrative Analysis

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wag the Dog : A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The story of Wag the Dog is dedicated to a widely debated topic, namely the problematic state of reality in a media saturated world. The proliferation of mass media and the repercussions of technological progress on the way people perceive...

Introduction

Eleftheria Thanouli

Eleftheria Thanouli is Assistant Professor in Film Theory at the Film Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 2005. She is the author of Post-Classical Cinema: An International Poetics of Film Narration (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wag the Dog : A Study on Film and Reality in the Digital Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying (London: Penguin Classics, 2010), 22.Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates LifeWag the Dog is a good example to test Oscar Wilde’s claim. Directed by Barry Levinson and released in the theatres a few...

Frances McDormand

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Actress Frances McDormand has appeared in Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Chattahoochee, Hidden Agenda, Darkman, Short Cuts, Beyond Rangoon, Primal Fear, Madeline and Wonder Boys, among others. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress...

Ted Hope and James Schamus

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...James Schamus and Ted Hope co-founded Good Machine, a New York-based independent production company, in 1991. They have been involved in the production of over forty films, including Happiness, Walking and Talking, The Myth of Fingerprints,...

Jim Jarmusch

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Jim Jarmusch has written and directed Permanent Vacation, Stranger Than Paradise (winner of the Camera d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival), Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. He...

Jonas Mekas

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John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Walter Donohue

Walter Donohue

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Projections 11 : New York Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 2002

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...Jonas Mekas, director and co-founder of Anthology Film Archives, is a film-maker, poet, critic and long-time proponent of avant-garde film. He founded the influential journal Film Culture in 1955, and wrote the 'Movie Journal' column...