Week 6 Notes
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Week 6 ● Standard of Correctness ○ Abell distinguishes the SoC in photography from the SoC in intentional art ○ “Stipulated the way in which something must be produced in order for it to depict an object” (Garrett). ● Temporal Properties ○ Scruton claims editing is just an external arrangement of causally generated images ○ Abell, however, argues that film differentiates itself by depicting things through time ● 2 Approaches to Documentary ○ Properties of the film itself ○ What we take the film to be asserting ● 2 Tendencies in Documentary ○ Say/explain/exposit ○ Show/observe ● Currie ○ Indexical ■ Image in the photo picks out and points to something that is in the world ○ Testimony ■ Painting/drawing of duck ○ Trace ■ Photograph of duck ○ Simulacra ● Grierson used the phrase “creative treatment of actuality” to describe documentary ● AVR ○ Asserted Veridical Representation ○ Not just what the documentarist intends, but also the way that the film represents and shows what is important.
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