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C.Dauber on Jihadology (2015)



Jihadology Guest Post 6 July 2015, “ISIS and the Hollywood Visual Style” by Communication (Rhetoric) and Peace, War & Defense Professor, Cori E. Dauber & Communication (Media Production) Professor, Mark Robinson


{EXCERPT} … what specifically does it mean to say that ISIS material is sophisticated in visual terms, or that their videos are done in a “Hollywood visual style?” While that’s a complicated question to get after, one can start by breaking it down in terms of the way ISIS makes use of some of the compositional elements of production to contribute to the persuasive power of their materials, in a way that other groups either cannot or simply do not.

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