Truth and Reality in Screening Sports’ Pasts: Sports and Truthfulness’

MacLean, Malcolm ORCID: 0000-0001-5750-4670 (2014) Truth and Reality in Screening Sports’ Pasts: Sports and Truthfulness’. Journal of Sport History, 41 (1). pp. 47-54.

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Truthfulness in details may very well not constitute the truthfulness of the whole, however. The elements of dress and the jewels, viewed separately, are factual, but their arrangement on the model fails to produce an impression of veracity. The accumulation of all of these accessories upon a single individual creates a saturated effect that is detrimental to verisimilitude. It looks as if the photographer had at his disposal a large and varied stock of jewellery and apparel and could not stop himself from having the model wear it all at once.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports film, Film grammar, Public history, Narrative analysis, Audience analysis
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ineke Tijsma
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 13:53
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:10

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