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Social Realism continued: the special case of The Lives of Others

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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...This chapter is based on the article ‘Stealing Someone’s Biography’, which appeared in MediaMagazine issue 26, December 2008.Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives Of Others) (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006) is a near-universally praised...

Introduction

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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... wheeling and dealing between them. But as director, Lee abstains from judgment. As spectators, we have to decide what the right thing to do is. The ending makes this very clear with two conflicting on-screen captions, one from Martin Luther...

Social Realism continued: some key re-inventions

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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...This chapter brings together a range of highly diverse examples of ‘social realism’ – assembled here because each seems to offer new ways of expressing ‘how things really are’. Shane Meadows Since his debut film TwentyFourSeven (1997...

The Code of Discursive or Ideological Truth

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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... touting cards that depict Martin Luther King and Malcolm X in a rare moment of mutual bonhomie – all the time tonelessly stammering their names. Counter-intuitively Caucasian rather than African-American in appearance, he seems to embody...

Social (or Documentary) Realism in Feature Film

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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... for fascinating insights into the making of the film. Martin Compston, who plays Liam, had his heart set on becoming a professional footballer but, along with many of his classmates, attended the audition held at his school in Gourock, posh twin...

Post-Script: The ‘Counter-Realism’ Code of Institutional Constraint

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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... to soften and flatten is Selma (Ava DuVernay), controversially virtually ignored in the 2015 awards season. DuVernay’s self-declared mission was to move beyond the bounds of a narrow biopic of Martin Luther King and include other black...

The Narrative Code of Realism: the case of the ‘multi-strand epic’

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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...‘Multi-strand epics’ – this is how I propose to label the four films I will be discussing in this chapter: Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004), Babel (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2006), Short Cuts (Robert Altman, 1993) and Magnolia (Paul Thomas...

The Genre Code of Realism: the recent development of the alien invasion movie

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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...The genre code of realism brings with it a fundamentally different order of realism. Not one concerned so much with the real social-historical world but one which revolves instead around our expectations of a particular genre. Here...

The Code of Psychology and Character Motivation

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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... mise-en-scène and cinematography, Gasman shows Lynne and her brother Steven (Martin Anderson) being taken by their Da (James Ramsay) to a ‘fathers’ day’ Christmas party held, for all the worst reasons, in a working-class Glasgow bar. First we see Ma...

Realism in TV Drama

Martin Sohn-Rethel

Martin Sohn-Rethel taught film and media studies at Varndean College, Brighton, from 1990 to 2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Real to Reel : A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Auteur, 2015

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...Realism in soap opera: Coronation Street and EastEnders How do we judge realism on our TV screens? TV soaps immediately come to mind. They serve as the staple fare of the schedules: ratings winners that ‘anchor’ audiences for the subsequent...