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  • Documentary

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    The genre, documentary film, is comprised of numerous modes or classifications of films that address a wide-variety of subjects. Stylistically, documentary filmmakers may choose to capture traces of the truth in a variety of ways using filming and editing techniques to convey a message about a selected subject (Plantinga, 2005). As Bill Nichols emphasizes in his 1991 essay entitled “The Domain of the Documentary”, the documentary genre encompasses many modes of films that are able to capture truth

  • Documentary

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    such as fences, car windows, windscreens and signs. Like certain Pop Art works of the time, Friedlander captured the impression and atmosphere of modern society, with sometimes a gloomy effect. Friedlander’s early work was very much influenced by documentary photographers such as Robert Frank and Eugene Atget. His photographs of the American social landscape featured exciting compositions, Friedlander made amusing and moving images among the bedlam of urban city life. “I always wanted to be a photographer

  • The Importance Of Documentary Photography And Documentary

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    Discuss and reflect upon issues presented during class lecture. The issue that was presented during class was “Documentary Photography” and “Documentary film”. We looked at early history documentary pioneer work such as, “Russell Lee” “Dorothea Lange”, “Mary Ellen Mark” and “Pare Lorenz”. How their documentary works has influenced throughout the year and illustrated historical evidence of that period. Russell lee documented the great depression by photographing the event, which became an icon images

  • The Documentary: An Analysis Of The Documentary Babies

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    eyes and general helplessness evokes a certain almost maternal desire in each of us. Aside from the obvious psychological and evolutionary science behind these emotions, infancy is a universally significant time that transcends all cultures. The documentary Babies choses to explore this time by examining four newborns and their mothers in Nambia, Mongolia, the United States, and Japan. The sequence of the film follows the babies developmental progression, beginning with birth up through their first

  • Documentary Analysis Of Documentary: Supersize Me

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    Analysis of Documentary: Supersize Me The McDonald’s Corporation, the largest fast food chain in the world, was once known as a carefree place for people to consume a cheap and convenient meal. However, in the last decade, the restaurant has transformed into the main representation of global obesity. In 2004, an expository documentary was released that gave audiences a chance to view the effects of consuming an excessive amount of fast food from McDonald’s. This film, Supersize Me, effectively

  • The Bible Documentary: A Documentary For The Bible

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    There is much religious content included in this Documentary, called for the BIBLE tells me so. Its main focus is how people of different religions handle the topic of homosexuality. It is a very controversial topic and people have various opinions on it, whether it is that they support it or that they think it is an abomination from God. The video includes many different people’s personal views on homosexuality and many of them think the same way, which is that the Bible says it is an abomination

  • Documentary Essay

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    technology effected the form and content of documentary films, I will be exploring how advances in technology have improved the way we watch and understand documentary, also I will be going in-depth about how social media and the internet has brought new ways of creating documentary film, for us the public. going over how the advances in technology have brought a variety of documentary styles. and how each have progressively proven to show that documentary filmmaking is never over and there will always

  • Documentaries Essay

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    over a decade documentaries have evolved from informative texts to tools of persuasion, as a result of the ever-changing cultural contexts and societal ideologies (Merin, n.d.). In 1936, John Grierson coined the term ‘documentary’, since then both the type of film as well as the practice of making documentaries have broadened into endless sub-genres such as advocacy documentaries and biographical documentaries. Regardless of the myriad forms of the genre, a great number of documentaries are based around

  • Documentary on Newfoundland

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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 Newfoundland

  • Documentary: Truth And Fiction In Documentary Film

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    Truth and Fiction in Documentary Film Documentary film style has been used in films dating back to the pre 1900's. It was later a term that was used by John Grierson in his review of Robert Flaherty's film Moana in 1926. Documentary films are often regarded as films that display reality and tell stories about real facts and interview real people. Although this does not mean that fiction does not exist in documentary films. Films such as Nanook of the North can tell a story that is perceived to be