Shooting the Family

Shooting the Family

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Shooting the Family, a collection of essays on the contemporary media landscape, explores ever-changing representations of family life on a global scale. The contributors argue that new recording technologies allows families an unusual kind of freedoma€”until now unknowna€”to define and respond to their own lives and memories. Recently released videos made by young AcmigrAcs as they discover new homelands and resolve conflicts with their parents, for example, reverberate alongside the dark portrayals of family life in the formal filmmaking of Ang Lee. This book will be a boon to scholars of film theory and media studies, as well as to anyone interested in the construction of the family in a postmodern world.identifiable in the film, is very related to other Canadian cinematographic productions of the 1980s. For instance ... We see Van switching channels on a television (we hear the sound of it in the background) in a nursing home where his grandmother Armen is lying in bed. ... The family house, which isonly shown in interior shots, features TV screens and video-apparatuses as the only significant furniture.

Title:Shooting the Family
Author:Patricia Pisters, Wim Staat
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2005


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