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Newsreel

 

a filmed communiqué of current events and facts.

Unlike film journalism, which deals with the facts in their entirety, the newsreel restricts itself to the communication of information and the statement of facts with only brief commentary. However, with the aid of certain visual techniques, such as foreshortening, frame composition, and the careful selection of details, the cameraman often expresses his own artistic and journalistic view of the event. The newsreel forms the basis of news serials, special releases, thematic serials, film interviews, news commentaries, and topical film satire. It is also a major source for film annals of historic events. The basic technique of the newsreel is photoreportage. The television newsreel, the most efficient and immediate way to provide filmed information (telereportage on videotape), has been assuming increasing importance.

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No matter how much fun a person obtains from deriding the screen ambitions of some flapper or sheik, they still experience a great kick in seeing themselves in a news reel. Recently Long's Limited filmed the garden party staged by summer school students at the University of Alberta.
Original news reel footage from Dunkirk was continually inserted into this dramatisation which was a constant reminder that this was no glitzy Hollywood blockbuster but a real story of real men.
When we look at the way the news is reported, for example, there is almost a desperation amongst broadcasters to provide some morsel of news that will keep the rolling news reel from being repetitive.
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As it was, just as we became engrossed in the dramatic portrayal of the story, it would flit to an interview or a fuzzy news reel.
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"Any time he got a news reel of local interest, he would snip a bit out before he returned the film.
IT'S that long since any of us have seen Stan Collymore in action that it seems his last goal was on a Pathe News reel.