TV and Cinema: What Forms of History Do We Need?

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Digital remediation is changing how we can research old moving image material, but it also means that we lose sight of how that material was created. Seeing history as a just as much a form of storytelling as narrative fiction (and fact, for that matter), the article interrogates the assertions that 'all films are documentaries', 'all films are texts' and 'all films are data' in order to propose new approaches to the history of and with moving images.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCinema, Television & History
Subtitle of host publicationNew Approaches
EditorsLaura Mee, Johnny Walker
Place of PublicationNewcastle-upon-Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1-4438-5379-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • History, cinema, television, digitistion, remediation, Channel 4, text

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