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Combatting ‘a message without a code’: writing the ‘history’ documentary

By Brian Winston


Television, although its iconicity is unrivalled, is limited as a medium for historical exposition. Taking an episode of a US public television series, these limitations are demonstrated: the medium's visual imperative v. the happenstance of available images; the medium's intolerance of nuance; political constraints

Topics: P300 Media studies, P303 Film studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2010
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