Realism and the Audiovisual Media

  • Lúcia Nagib
  • Cecília Mello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Theorizing Realism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Elsaesser
      Pages 3-19
    3. Leighton Grist
      Pages 20-30
    4. Marc Silberman
      Pages 31-46
  3. World Cinema and New Realisms

  4. The Realism of the Medium

  5. Documentary, Television and the Ethics of Representation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 248-257

About this book


This collection examines two recent phenomena: the return of realist tendencies and practices in world cinema and television, and the 'rehabilitation' of realism in film and media theory. The contributors investigate these two phenomena in detail, querying their origins, relations, divergences and intersections from a variety of perspectives.


Alexander Sokurov cinema film identity media national identity Sound television world cinema

Editors and affiliations

  • Lúcia Nagib
    • 1
  • Cecília Mello
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.University of São PauloCanada

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