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  • Informative Movies

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    of insight, I have discovered that I take a strong interest and drive for documentary films. I find them to be meaningful, and more productive than other types of movies. Some documentaries are created to expose the reality of the world for what it is, and I think that with everything going on in this world, that is effective and necessary. It was not until this year that I was able to actually compose some short documentary films myself, and I found that I really enjoy it. I watched the movie Food

  • Roger and Me

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    The documentary film Roger and Me, directed by Michael Moore, is an excellent documentary which is meant to portray the closing of a General Motors (GM) factory in Flint, Michigan, and its subsequent effects on the town. Using a wide variety of effective techniques, Moore seeks to elicit sympathy among the viewers of the film as he demonstrates the extreme hardships caused on the town's economics and lifestyle due to the factory's closing. In the 1980s, American factories were closing at a rapid

  • The Nightmare of the West Memphis Three

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    how the people of Memphis drew horrific conclusions about people based on the lifestyle they chose to practice. The article highlights the trials and tribulations faced by the accused three young teenagers. Rich does this by citing the popular documentary series “Paradise Lost” which is an in depth analysis into the lives of the accused, the victims’ families and members of the community. This paper outlines how the belief system of that time superseded the inconclusive evidence, which ultimately

  • Comparing Rashomon And Makhmalbaf's A Moment Of Innocence

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    very different, but in the end leave the viewer with similar levels of ambiguity. Rashomon uses a more straightforward structure, retelling events in various flashbacks. Moment’s structure is more misleading from the start, with the false sense of documentary already deceiving the viewer, and then repetitive cuts of the climax of the films to further disorient the viewer from reality. By the end of both films, the viewer has no concrete idea of what is real and what is not.

  • Padilha’s Intentional Neutrality in Bus 174

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    interpreted even though thousands of cameras were aimed at the same man at the same time. Reality is relative to the observer. Director José Padilha would certainly agree with such an argument as he claims to carry a “neutral tone” about the event in his documentary film Bus 174(Rother). Larry Rother also points out in his review of the film that “without either editorializing or flinching, Mr. Padilha shows a police force that is both incompetent and violent.” This illustration of police system, however, hints

  • Human Footprint, by National Geographic

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    Human Footprint was a documentary about how much average Americans will consume throughout their lives. It covered everything from the diapers a child will wear to the amount of houses and cars a person will own in their lifetime. It gave the average amount consumed by each American in their lifetime, meaning some will use more of one thing, while others will use less. Certain items such as the amount of appliances and the types of food we eat were a great example of something that people probably

  • Treminus Film Analysis

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    Lama Chabayta G00043912 Documentary screening report #1: Terminus (1961) film documentary that was directed by John Schlesinger. Treminus won an award for the best documentary film. It was taking place in Waterloo, London. The documentary shows us the beautiful environment of Waterloo Station in the day and night. It starts by showing us how everyone is in a hurry trying to catch their train. At the beginning, the station master stops at a flower shop and buys his daily rose to wear it on his

  • Film Analysis: Film Review: 'Taking Picture'

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    about illustration and filming in a different culture. For anyone who has watched the films discussed in "Taking Pictures," the video is a penetrating and thoughtful analysis about the realities, politics, philosophies and aesthetics of producing documentaries in other cultures. It investigates the issues and drawbacks of filming across a cultural border line. This film captures the liveliness and flaws of a nation shifting from a recessive society, to a youthful nation in the modern world. “Taking

  • Individual Reflective Theorization

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    Our documentary entitled ‘An Endangered Species?’ was always intended to be a mockumentary and more specifically a parody of the expository mode’s codes and conventions and omniscient approach to documentary making. We aimed to deliver this in the style of a nature documentary whilst exploiting stereotypes on students and their way of living, all the while treating them as a ‘species’ rather than a group of people in society, in order to suggest they are looked down upon by everyone else, and in

  • Documentary Analysis Of The Documentary Sicko, By Filmmaker Michael Moore

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    The documentary Sicko by filmmaker Michael Moore delves into the flawed American health care system and its effects on both those insured and uninsured. I decided to examine the documentary because I found the personal stories very compelling and I was continually shocked and dismayed by the facts and testimonies throughout the film. This documentary highlights just some of the many individuals who have been left behind by the current system, and it stresses the dire need for systematic changes to