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The end of (TV) natural history? Frozen Planet review

Beckett, Charlie (2011) The end of (TV) natural history? Frozen Planet review. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (05 Nov 2011). Website.

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As a former television news and current affairs film maker I adore the visual power of the medium. The BBC’s Frozen Planet is about as good an example of the effectiveness of a well-crafted piece of TV as you will find. Yet watching it made me uneasy as well as charmed by its consummate deployment of image, music, sound and language to create a media effect that ultimately seemed remote from the actual subject. [Update: It appears that whole scenes were ‘faked‘. One segment was filmed in a zoo with fake snow. The BBC website made this clear but the film itself was misleading]

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Q Science > QH Natural history
T Technology > TR Photography
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 23:23

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