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>From: "Wade T.Smith" <email@example.com>
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>Subject: RE: ply to Grant
>Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 09:43:15 -0500
>On 02/07/02 08:44, Vincent Campbell said this-
> >Cinema today is primarily a medium used for fiction, but
> >nothing in the technology itself requires film to be used for fiction.
>I would have said that cinema, as a medium, with it's need to montage,
>and the frame of its POV, and its temporal distance from the recorded
>event, is practically _limited_ to fiction. It was TV, with its real-time
>24/7 ability to distribute, that approaches non-fiction in its essence.
>But, that's media study and cinema crit stuff....
Actually one could hypothetically go to the movie theatre to watch a
documentary or a movie based on real life events which follows history
rather accurately (does "Blackhawk Down" fit this bill?). Cinematic
depiction is only going to aproach historical depiction in a very limited
way, given POV, montage, bias of the various people involved in the project
I had recently seen the DVD movie _Lawrence of Arabia_ (no, it wasn't about
deBivort ;-)). How closely did this movie follow true history? What about
Lawrence's _Seven Pillars of Wisdom_ book itself?
For the most part who would want to drive all the way to the nearest cinema
plex to watch a documentary when they can stay home and watch documentaries
on cable channels? They'd rather drive and pay the big bucks to watch
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