The Influence of Fiction and Cinematic Excess on the Factual

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dc.contributor.author Pearson, Sarina en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T20:17:25Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of Pacific History 45(1):105-116 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-3344 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13980 en
dc.description.abstract any popular Hollywood films about Oceania or set in the Pacific have been criticised and dismissed by Pacific scholars and film-makers as grossly misrepresentative of the region. Nevertheless, both critically acclaimed and populist films form an integral part of the mediascape within which more contemporary factual films by and about Pacific communities are situated. In many cases the dialectic between Hollywood and contemporary performance in the Pacific is strategic and self-conscious; however, in documentary formats, this dialectic can be problematic and consequently overlooked or repressed. Drawing upon the operations of irony in contemporary Pacific screen production, Thompson's description of cinematic excess and Nichols's elaboration of documentary excess, this paper examines how the critically acclaimed, anti-colonial, pro-self-determination factual film Act of War: Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation reflects the return of repressed Hollywood imagery in its discursive practices. en
dc.language EN en
dc.publisher The Journal of Pacific History Inc. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Pacific History en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0022-3344/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title The Influence of Fiction and Cinematic Excess on the Factual en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00223344.2010.484174 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 105 en
pubs.volume 45 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Journal of Pacific History Inc. en
pubs.end-page 116 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 166396 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Social Sciences en
pubs.org-id Media and Communication en
dc.identifier.pii 922755786 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-13 en


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