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  • Morality Tv And Loving Jihad

    When Anand Patwardhan, popularly known for his socio-economic and human rights oriented films like Bombay Our City (1985), entered the realm of documentary filmmaking in 1971, he challenged the institutions dominating Indian documentary film production, distribution and censorship. Whereas when Paromita Vohra, acclaimed for her documentaries on urban life, popular culture and gender like Morality TV and Loving Jihad (2007), entered much later, in 1995 she had to deal with a completely different…

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  • Why We Fight Film Analysis

    emphasises the role of film as a shared cultural event. In particular, the Why We Fight series, as it intends to trigger a dialogue that changes attitudes within society, allows for a consideration of the process of spectatorship by those at war. It is important to note Robert Rosenstone’s assertion that historical information in film only “fully [satisfies] … the “filmgoer”, not “the historian”, due to the inherent restrictions of the medium. However, this also suggests that films produced…

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  • The Choice By Augus Macqueen: Film Analysis

    This World is a BBC international documentary series program which hosts the programs related to international current affairs documentaries. Aung San Suu Kyi - The Choice by Angus Macqueen is one of the documentary film which is premiered by This World, BBC in September 2012 and also it is being premiered in many international film festivals. In this documentary it captures the movement of Aung San Suu Kyi’s risky step into everyday politics of Burma. This film talks about the Suu Kyi’s…

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  • Canadian Film

    1. Canadian films have long been compared to American films and described in the sense of being “not American”. There have been many ways we historically separate Canadian films from American films, and it has mostly been through showing the differences between the two. Canadian films, historically, must have Canadian elements to be considered uniquely Canadian. This could mean Canadian actors, a Canadian director, Canadian funding, or, most prominently, a Canadian setting. Specifically, as Jim…

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  • Armadillo Narrative

    Armadillo, (Mentz, 2010) is a Danish documentary that follows a platoon of soldiers as they complete a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The filmmaker follows the men and observes each personally as the war progresses. This is done through the use of camera work, graphics, editing and sound. Mentz (2010) structures the story of the documentary chronologically. This is shown by onscreen text. He begins by filming the solders preparing, their final goodbye to loved ones, time at the camp, challenges…

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  • Direct Cinema Research Paper

    makes something strictly a Direct Cinema film. Is it something that attempts to be unbiased by showing individual moments that aren’t affected by the camera, or is it something that encapsulates a specific emotion in a specific time and place with as little bias as possible? The technique of it all is very much up to the filmmaker’s style and I think that is good because it gives a certain freedom to the filmmaking…

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  • Argumentative Speech On Music Therapy

    Alzheimer’s patients in any stage of the disease can benefit from music stimulation from any form to help pull them out of the darkness of dementia and help them be more aware, essentially bring them back to life again. The sad pitfall that the documentary “Alive Again” did bring up is that this therapy is not readily available to most nursing homes and is not a commonly used approach due to technology constraints and costs for most facilities that is not reimbursed by most medical plans.…

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  • Nanook Of The North And Dead Birds Analysis

    Lasting Implications Films have been seen as windows for everyday people to experience and see new and different things. With ethnographic documentary films, people are able to see real parts of the world that are not always visible in their current, everyday lives. Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922) and Dead Birds (Robert Gardner, 1963) are both ethnographic documentaries, revered as revolutionary for their times and carry many similarities and differences. However, both films faced…

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  • The Corner Analysis

    Lesbians As the Taiwanese film critic Huang Jianye concludes, documentary in Taiwan has been developed into an ascendant genre after the success of the inaugural “International Documentary Biennial Exhibition” in 1998. With the shift from obsession with indigenization to excavation of individual life after the lifting of martial law in 1987, possibilities of focusing on minority groups and exploring urgent social issues have been opened up in the local documentary filmmaking. It is no…

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  • Cloverfield Thin Blue Line Analysis

    different aesthetics. They do this so that people watching the film will become more immersed into the movie, and people will be able to connect and feel with the characters. Cloverfield and The Thin Blue Line use multiple realist aesthetics of to convey truth such as direct address to camera, on-camera interview, handheld camera, limited editing, and diegetic sound only. Cloverfield’s use of a handheld camera helps convey truth by the film being able to easily interact with the camera.…

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