Docudrama and the cognitive evaluation of realism

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The chapter discusses aspects of the cognitive and emotional underpinnings of viewers' experience of the real in audiovisual documentaries with a special focus on docudrama. It analyzes the psychological strategies that viewers use to evaluate the veracity of documentaries - eg Tversky and Kahneman's concepts :availability, representativeness and anchoring, and discuss how these mechanisms will make different viewers have different evaluations of the veracity of documentaries. The chapter exemplify the viewer-documentary interaction by an analysis of the docudrama "The Queen".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive Theory and Documentary Film
EditorsCatalin Brylla, Mette Kramer
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dateAug 2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-90311-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-90332-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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