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ERIC Number: EJ573381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0739-3180
Are Wildlife Films Really "Nature Documentaries"?
Bouse, Derek
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v15 n2 p116-40 Jun 1998
Examines origins of wildlife films. Outlines their tension between education and entertainment. Looks at how Disney codified wildlife films as a coherent genre by imposing conventionalized narrative frameworks upon them. Discusses factors influencing wildlife television in the 1990s. Concludes that wildlife films are a valid and distinct film and television genre, separate from the documentary genre. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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