Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Real to Reel – A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction - Liverpool Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Real to Reel: A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Martin Sohn-Rethel


What happens when we watch feature films or television dramas? Many of our responses to moving-image fiction texts embody “realism” or “truth,” but what are we responding to, exactly, and how is our notion of reality or truth to be understood? For film and media students and makers of moving-image fiction in new digital forms, the question of how to get a more objective, rigorous handle on realism has never been more important. The author of this book brings a lifetime of teaching film and media to bear on developing a new approach to analyzing the “realism” of the moving image: a set of seven ... More

Keywords: feature films, television dramas, moving-image fiction, realism, moving image

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780993071768
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780993071768.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Sohn-Rethel, author
Varndean College