A respond to wisemans theory on documentaries as a fictional form
What are the purpose of documentary films
The great thing is indeed that the muddled state too is one of the very sharpest of the realities, that it also has color and form and character, has often in fact a broad and rich comicality…. Moreover,persons are cal processes governed by physical laws and not ble of giving testimony aboutall kinds of thir by human intentionality , this allows us to that might never have existed, while only r imparta veracity to photographsthat we do not things can leave tracesof themselves. As I will demonstrate, because rather than posit necessary and suffi- any attempt to characterize the documentary cient conditions, I will be content to identify must take into account the differing naturesof and describe the central tendencies of the typ- these various subgenres. This helps the responder relate to the text and therefore let it identify with their own inner journey. How can I get through the weekend? Performative documentary might include other modes of representation. Various camera angles are used to focus attention on different areas of the scene, and give the impression of an omniscient narrator, in control of watching what happens. Koyanisqaatsi , propagandafilms such as WhyWe Fight and Triumphof the Equipped with this new terminology, let us Will , the films of the direct cinema or returnonce again to the DIR and DA accounts, cinema verit6 movements, films that make with a view toward assessing whether either, heavy use of reenactments such as the docu- taken as a traditional definition, seems to fit mentaries of John Grierson, Robert Flaherty, both of these rathercentralmodes of documen- and HumphreyJennings, and documentariesin tary. Odin, whose "semio-pragmatic"approachto the documen- 3. At face value, there is a comedic aspect where a 'character' is portrayed immediately as a stereotype with no guise.
The media encourages violent or inappropriate behaviour of the deviant by reporting it and this leads to a moral panic from the public. To record, reveal, or preserve 2. The expository mode often builds a dramatic structure towards a solution or answers to addressed problems or questions.
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Of course, fuzzy boundariesdo not by intends that the audience take the relevant film themselves call into question the legitimacy of scenes as reliable representationsof some ele- the categories.
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The authoritarian style of direct address emphasizes the impression of objectivity, laying claim to a thorough basis in fact and well-grounded argument, giving the films a didactic character.
He writes, for example, "to be a documentarythe thing in questionmust be a trace" p. Interactive documentary can take on many different forms but, for Nichols, all draw their social actors into direct relationship with the filmmaker.
Whether it is of a serious or light-hearted topic, there are always methods used in production to emphasise or get across a point. This led some to traces, however, so the use of photographs thinkof documentariesas mere "re-presentations" traces cannot by itself define the documenta of reality,or simple records,ratherthancreative Curriearguesthatthe "ideal"documentaryis interpretations,of their subjects.
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