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  • The Importance of Editing

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    as Taymor is known to be a formalist director while Moore is a realist. A documentary film directed by Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 9/11, which criticizes the way George H. W. Bush handled the event of September 11, 2009. Throughout the movie, Moore uses a fair amount of montage “that elicit a strong emotional reaction on the part of the viewer” and “used as transitional or climactic sequences” (Yahnke, A Primer of Documentary Film Techniques). He uses the reactions of the people for us to see the grim

  • Chicano Documentary Essay

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    Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement. NLCC Educational Media, 1996.Copyright 2000, 2001.Wed, 21, Jan. 2014 The video documentary “Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement” is a four part documentary series that goes over the history of the Chicano (Mexican American) movement in particular; it is an indispensable resource for scholars and student. In this Documentary you learn about important leaders who took important roles in the movement such as Reies Lopez Tijerinain and land

  • Cultural Criticism In The Film Kypseli

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    The film Kypseli not only portrayed elements of mendacious comments, but is also considered unethical and contradicting. While previewing the film, one could see that the film contained lapses and the narrator was being self-consciousness and ethnocentric. According to Ruby, “one can become self-conscious without being conscious of that self-consciousness” (Ruby 2000, 155). That is to say, non-anthropological films tend to be misleading and portray false assumptions because of cultural biases. For

  • Michael Moore: An Influential Filmmaker

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    Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker is known for his highly controversial documentaries. He appeals to the newer generation, trying to educate people along with addressing our unresolved social issues in the United States. He gives incite to corrupt things that our government is involved in that citizens do not know about if they do not read or watch the news. Michael Moore proved to be a big-time influence through his work in the movie industry. His main message is to get people

  • Effects Of Propaganda In Wwida

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    nations involved had clearly grasped the strong persuasive power of film as well as its potential use for motivating and/or manipulating their populations. Whether employed in narrow focus for military training and indoctrination or more widely as documentaries, newsreels, cartoons, dramas, and comedies produced for mass consumption, film played a significant role during the war years in promoting and sustaining sentiments of national unity and patriotism. Even before America’s involvement in World War

  • The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema

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    Oscar Wild once said, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” and he is right. But no matter what the outcome is, or how complex the truth is, we will always strive for the truth. The concept of truth is no stranger to film documentaries, and one filmmaker that certainty was aware of that was Dziga Vertov. During the 1920’s Vertov created a newsreel series to promote the concept of ‘Kinopravda” which translated to English mean “Film truth.” Unfortunately, Vertov was ahead of his time, and this

  • Analysis Of The Movie Psycho

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    moments behind it, which all lead up to a shocking yet interesting twist for an ending. Many clips corresponded well with Bill Nichols thoughts, and opinions on how “Every movie is a Documentary.” By comparing both the Nichols reading, and the film Psycho, it is easy to see that this film is a wish-fulfillment documentary. This film shows what could be a scary reality in many people’s lives. It gives us examples of what could be our deepest nightmares and dreads, influences an opinion over people who

  • Letting Other Lives Speak

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    Letting Other Lives Speak: Two Women and Two Documentaries Point of view shapes everything. No human endeavor is free from it. How a person chooses to tell a story, be it fiction or non-fiction, personal or biographical, affects how an audience receives that story. Documentarians are natural storytellers. They select points of view to relay messages to target audiences. However, the mission of those messages can change from original intentions, and whole new stories emerge when filmmakers form strong

  • Documentary Film Analysis

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    The process of applying a definition to documentary filmmaking is in short; arduous. The term documentary is often used alongside and sometimes interchangeably with the term ‘non-fiction film’. This is due to the two modes sharing an element of non-fictional content, which is not to be confused with ‘non-narrative’ filmmaking. Non-narrative films in contrast to the documentary, are concerned with the absence of narration and ultimately strive to be nonrepresentational. Non-fiction film juxtaposes

  • Animated Documentary Essay

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    Introduction By many, animated documentary is considerate a new expression, or evolution, of the documentary, even if this genre (if it can be called so) is been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the firsts examples were short animations such as Winsor McCay’s 1918 film The Sinking of the Lusitania or the propagandistic cartoons made during the World War I by John Randolph Bay, one of the pioneers of educational animation, who used it as a teaching tool for the US army training