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eBook Shooting People: Adventures in Reality TV epub
  • ISBN: 1859845401
  • Author: Reuben Cohen,Sam Brenton
  • Genre: Reference
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Verso; First Edition edition (May 2003)
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • ePUB size: 1862 kb
  • FB2 size 1446 kb
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Sam Brenton (Author), Reuben Cohen (Author).

Sam Brenton (Author), Reuben Cohen (Author). In their fervent analysis of shows like Survivor and Big Brother, poet Brenton and former production assistant Cohen trace reality TV's roots-in the documentary, a medium meant to uncover injustices and effect social change; in docusoaps from the 1970s (. The American Family), which shifted the focus from the social problem to the individual encounter; and in shows like. Cops, which glorified a particular lifestyle-to argue that such programming has elevated the personal to "the level of grand narrative" in ways that are harmful to both participants and society.

Dan Chambers is not convinced by Sam Brenton and Reuben Cohen's Shooting People, a book that accuses reality TV of using torture techniques akin to those of. .Brenton and Cohen have produced a fascinating little book

Dan Chambers is not convinced by Sam Brenton and Reuben Cohen's Shooting People, a book that accuses reality TV of using torture techniques akin to those of the military - and of killing off the documentary. Brenton and Cohen have produced a fascinating little book. They are often guilty of overstating their case, and I disagree with much of what they say. But their passionate outspokenness makes this a must-read for anyone interested in the ethics of reality TV and its place in the history of television. Dan Chambers is controller of factual programmes at Five.

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Sam Brenton and Reuben Cohen draw parallels between some of the methods employed to control contestants . Sam Brenton lives and works in London. He has written several collections of poems, including The Honky's Guide to Wet Dreams and Telephone Voices.

Sam Brenton lives and works in London. He is working on his first novel.

Non-fiction, co-authored with Reuben Cohen. Hardcover: 160 pages. Publisher: Verso Books (30 April 2003). ISBN-13: 978-1859845400.

ISBN-13: 978-1908100061. Non-fiction, co-authored with Reuben Cohen. The Honky’s Guide To Wet Dreams.

In the late 1990s the television landscape underwent a seismic change as the reality game shows Big Brother and Survivor won unprecedented audiences across Europe and the US. Subjecting their contestants to protracted seclusion from the outside world, the shows offered up a novel combination of mundanity and extremity, and bred a host of imitations which ranged from the absurdly inept to the outright sadistic.

Sam Brenton and. Shooting People: Adventures in Reality TV. London and Reuben Cohen New York: Verso Books, 2003. Will Brooker and. The Audience Studies Reader. Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh. New York: Ballantine Books, 1999. One Foot on the Floor: The Curious Evolution of Sex on Television from I Love Lucy to South Park. New York: TV Books, 2000. Freakshow: First Person Media and Factual Television.

Brenton, Sam, and Reuben Cohen. New York: Verso, 2003. Originally published in 1991. Ouellette, Laurie, and James Hay. Better Living through Reality TV: Television and Post-Welfare Citizenship.

Adventures in Reality TV. ISBN: 1859845401.

Sam Brenton and Reuben Cohen, Shooting People: Adventures in Reality TV (London: Verso, 2003)

Sam Brenton and Reuben Cohen, Shooting People: Adventures in Reality TV (London: Verso, 2003). M 10/25: The Duped Subject and the Mockumentary: The Ethics of Masquerade Screening : No Lies (Mitchell Block, 1975, 23 mins); Excerpt from Blair Witch Project, and Confederate States of America Required reading : Calvyn Pryluck, Ultimately We Are All Outsiders: The Ethics of Documentary Filmmaking, in Alan Rosenthall, e. New Challenges For Documentary (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988)

In the late 1990s the television landscape underwent a seismic change as the reality game shows Big Brother and Survivor won unprecedented audiences across Europe and the US. Subjecting their contestants to protracted seclusion from the outside world, the shows offered up a novel combination of mundanity and extremity, and bred a host of imitations which ranged from the absurdly inept to the outright sadistic. Shooting People explores the emergence of the form, its relation to documentary and its significance in a globalized TV industry. Sam Brenton and Reuben Cohen draw parallels between some of the methods employed to control contestants and techniques of incarceration and psychological interrogation, and expose the nefarious influence of psychologists and psychotherapists in the business of reality TV. This ‘ultimate form of light entertainment’ is also shown to be a perfect propaganda vehicle for an anti-political culture in which, in the absence of grand narratives, the personal focus, the detritus of selfhood, has become seen as the only story worth telling.
Comments: (4)
Kalv
Cohen and Brenton's book is a scathing, spot-on indictment of the sickness that is reality television. It provides a detailed look at the genre and shows its twisted roots in torture tactics and behavioral experimentation. A deliciously arch tone and rich use of language make this book a pleasure to read.
The authors eloquently point out just how deep the global culture level has sunk into the trivia of the self, "the sprawling self-obsession now so omnipresent as to go unnoticed," and how this is the all-but-inevitable birthplace of reality TV. They describe one show as "a viewing experience not unlike being trapped in an elevator with two hysterical boy bands and an angry dog", just one example (and not even the best one) of the razor-sharp sarcasm found throughout the book.
The authors' conclusion is scary and, quite possibly, prophetic. Keep an eye on reality shows from politically-driven media moguls like Murdoch for their potential impact on future elections! We need more voices such as those of the authors. They may be shouting into the wind considering the popularity of so many reality TV shows, but our society and self-knowledge is richer for them nonetheless.
Neol
"Shooting People" is a great read. Aside from its provocative title and cover art, the introduction is written in such a palatable way that I literally couldn't put it down. It begins with an awful retelling of the suicide of a European reality show contestant and continues to humourously describe the deluge of American reality shows. And it's a great read.

The book itself deals with a range of reality-TV related topics, all of which are worthwhile. It occasionally gets a little wordy, but the main points are important so phrasing shouldn't really be criticized.

Overall, the book takes the "reality TV is dumb" argument we hear all the time and actually backs it up with evidence and arguments. Definitely good reading for media students or anyone willing to open their mind a little about an overblown trend.
Biaemi
If you are a college student like myself forced to write an essay about reality tv, then this book is a great place to begin your research. The authors are significantly opposed to reality tv as they draw comparisons between the genre and military torture tactics and social psychology experiments from the 1960's and 1970's (in particular, a whole chapter dedicated to the Stanford County Prison Experiment). The book primarily looks at the big two: Survivor and Big Brother. The book mentions an upcoming reality show where contestants can compete to be candidates in the 2004 election. I found this hard to believe, but sure enough, such a show is in the works! ([...] How far will reality tv go? This is an enduring question through out the book- as each new show tries to outdo its predecessors. Like I say, a great book for research into the genre. It has been a tremendous help in my own research.
Simple
Shooting People is a small thesis on how America exported reality TV to Europe and gave them bad habits. It blames the US for everything.

The last time I checked, we never forced Europe to watch television.
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