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Real Emotional Logic: Film and Television Docudrama as Persuasive Practice

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Real Emotional Logic: Film and Television Docudrama as Persuasive Practice

Real Emotional Logic: Film and Television Docudrama as Persuasive Practice
Southern Illinois University Press | February 19, 2002 | ISBN-10: 0809324091 | 208 pages | PDF | 2.3 MB

Analyzing docudrama as a mode of argument, Steven N. Lipkin explores the ethical, historical, and ideological functions of docudrama to discover why these films based on true stories offer such appealing story lines. That appeal, Lipkin discovers, is rooted in docudrama’s representation of actual people and events by means of melodramatic narrative structures that play on the emotions of the viewer.