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  • Verite Film Makers
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    The style of cinema verite originated in France during the 1950's and '60's. It was developed by Drew and Leacock at this time, and was also taken up in Britain, as it was seen capable of offering a new documentary experience. Verite as a term is often interchangeable with similar terms such as fly on the wall, or observational cinema. Whilst there are subtle differences between the related styles, for instance, the presence of camera and crew is more explicit in observational cinema, for the pu...
  • Film Like The Matrix
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    Andrew MeddaughPaper 2 Inside The Matrix Revisited: The Method Behind the Magic As a filmmaker, I find viewing documentaries that explain the methods involved in creating major motion pictures to be very insightful and interesting. The Matrix Revisited is one of the best of these documentaries that I have seen. The Matrix Revisited explained everything that I wanted to know about what went into making The Matrix. Considering that the film, The Matrix, left me baffled as to how they created most ...
  • Lumiere Brother's First Ten Films
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    Documentary Films A peek at the Lumiere Brothers A documentary usually captures the truth on camera. Louis and Auguste Lumiere projected the first film for a paying audience in March 1895 called Workers leaving the factory. Then later on the brothers screened ten films. Their films showed events in their everyday life and of their children. Throughout the filming of this documentary the voice over of Bertard Tra vanier is heard. At the beginning the film looks similar to a slide show, a series o...
  • Bowling For Columbine
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    Bowling for Columbine, directed by Michael Moore, has been given numerous awards for the best documentary. For many, such as Jim Ferguson of KMS B-TV, he says, "Moore has done it again, the year's most powerful documentary. An eye opener' (Bowling for Columbine). Yes, a real eye opener to how Moore will rely on fictitious facts and his audience's sympathy towards certain events to get his message across. Documentaries have many different modes of presenting their material. Mockumentaries define ...
  • Documentary Film
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    Can A Fireman's Ball be regarded as a documentary? web 'A film whose narrative is derived from non-fiction and does not feature actors " The ideas for this film came about purely by accident after Milos Forman and his co-writers had retired to the country to think of a proper follow-up film to Loves of a blonde. They decided to take the night off and go to the local Fireman's Ball and on the following evening they played cards with the firemen in this little town in the mountains. Using the time...
  • Level Of Ethical Consideration To Documentary
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    One of the integral things that must be addressed when making a film is the ethics involved. Ethics are a constant issue that have to be carefully considered when filmmaking. This difficult decision-making is highly prevalent in that of documentaries, because of the difficulties associated in filming 'real people' or "social actors, (Nichols, 2001)". More importantly, the issues faced by a filmmaker differ between each of the documentary modes. Each particular documentary mode poses different fo...
  • Emergence Of Several Newfoundland Documentary Makers
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    Canada is internationally recognized for its excellence in documentary film, and in recent years several of Canada's finest documentary makers have come from this province. Some of them work primarily in Newfoundland and Labrador while others take their cameras around the world. Their films often tell highly personal stories that reflect universal themes, and many are characterized by an unmistakable passion for grass-roots politics, social change and human rights. For most of this century Newfo...
  • James Hatch And Camille Billops 1991 Documentary
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    The multi-talented Camille Billops has found many different ways to express her artistic ability throughout her career. Her works that were done throughout her career was an expression of her life. Throughout the life of Camille she had many influences leading her into the art world. This paper has the artist going through her life coming up through the world as a student to a teacher then artist, and her works making her a legend. The way she met her husband and worked together to make the Hatc...
  • Fox News Of Objectivity
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    Even though it is politically one-sided, I think that Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, is a highly effective liberal activist documentary. I would recommend the film because it sets out to prove something and it does so. I'll bet anything that it will make (or has made) the blood of both liberals and conservatives boil, if for different reasons. When Rupert Murdoch launched Fox News in 1996, its CEO (or Chairman, 1 of the 2!) Roger Ailes said, 'We'd like to be premier journalists an...
  • Audiences Trust Directors Of Mock Documentary Films
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    Mockumentary: Questioning Reality and the Tenets of Documentary Film Itself A mock documentary is successful when it is able to combine both the appearance of historically accurate elements and present believable situations through a false lens, leading the audience to question the reality of what they are seeing. The genre of false documentary aims to present a convincing story through the use of credible documentary tactics to portray a "fictional documentary". Every mock documentary depends o...
  • Fate Of The Non Fiction Film
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    In the final years of the twentieth century, rare is the documentary that attracts mass audiences or attention. At a time when people get to declare their desire for entertainment in a multitude of media, the fate of the non-fiction film that attempts to tell a true story is not a happy one. But there are documentaries that succeed at the box office and even achieve status as popular fare, mostly either by appealing to a specialized audience of sufficient size, or taking a point of view that mas...
  • People Of Flint
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    People have many different ways in describing something they feel strongly about. They can express them in many ways also and the film documentary "Roger and me" shows us how someone can make a various amount of points through his filming. The huge auto company called General Motors emerged from a town called Flint in Michigan and was about 3/4's of the population's employment. As technology was improving, the need for individual worker in an assembly line was quickly diminished, and three fourt...
  • History Of The Documentary Film
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    Robin Black Professor Wah be English 100 11 September 2003 The Documentary Film In a sense, the first films to be made were documentaries. The documentary retains a sense of truth, even when reality is manipulated. The documentary film can change not only the lives of the subjects that are on camera but also the lives of those who see the film. The Twentieth Century is the first era with a photographic record of history, due to the invention of motion pictures. The documentary film became a new ...
  • Bias View Of The Town Of Cunnamulla
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    The documentary "Cunnamulla", is an advocacy that illustrates a quintessential Australian town. Dennis O'Rourke, a famous documentalist advocates his position by using various, skilful film techniques and elements. The documentalist only presents one person's version of reality throughout a number of interviews. He is able to influence the audience so they have a bias view of the town of Cunnamulla. "Cunnamulla", a social commentary documentary explores people's lives and issues at the end of th...
  • Documentary As A Film Genre
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    Documentary filmmaking has long been marred with the idea that it must represent the reality about the subject. There is a social pretense attached to the genre that insinuates that documentaries have a social responsibility to the public about presenting the subject matter in an impartial and truthful light. The word documentary, itself, carries with it suggestions of objectivity and evidence. The British documentary movement of the 1930's was a socially conscious group whose aim and intent was...
  • Propaganda Film
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    There are many contrasting opinions on the subject. Some believe that the movie is a piece of Nazi propaganda meant to promote the Nazi image and discourage its enemies. Others believe it is a factual presentation of an event, without possessing any intentional propaganda. Whichever the answer, it is well known that Leni Riefenstahl's career has been haunted by "Triumph of the Will" to this day. To properly judge whether "Triumph of the Will" was a documentary or propaganda, an accurate definiti...
  • Observational Mode Observational Documentary
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    From the first documented recording of Venus passing across the sun in 1874 by a French astronomer to 'Welcome to Australia' (2000), the four modes of representation have come a long way through sets of conventions that runs historically and dia chronically. In documentary film styles or the four modes of representation, Bill Nichols (1991, p. 32) distinguishes them as expository, observational, interactive and reflexive. He states that 'these categories are partly the work of the analyst or cri...

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