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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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Grandma could be a tough negotiator but that night she could not persuade the manager to stop the main film and replay the newsreel so they could all have another look at uncle Paddy.
The annual newsreel film show, usually compered by club member Bob Steel, may have given audiences the impression of being well organised, but methods were primitive by today's standards.
Whether the coverage was slanted by newsreel producers is arguable, although Chambers makes a good argument in outlining how the governments on both sides of the border used newsreels to take ideological potshots at each other in the late 1930s.
13) However, it is the rise of the American newsreel which sees a more notable shift in the attention paid to current events in Ireland and Irish-America.
I have been hearing various versions of the story from various media outlets and other sources and they are more a hodgepodge collection of events and stories, so I decided to do a newsreel using the video and stills that I collected with my 'point and shoot' digital camera that I was carrying with me, explaining step by step exactly what happened at the time when I was there and when the clashes broke out," said Aditya Basu.
Interesting social history documentaries include a video showing the aftermath of a 'disastrous' fire in 1957 on the production line the Jaguar factory in Coventry, new hexagonal houses built near Coventry in 1964, and a 1960s tourist information guide to Stratford-upon-Avon There is even a video newsreel from 1961 about car parks being built on the roof tops of 'modern' buildings -'New Way of Parking -Coventry'.
Debord draws from a catalogue of newsreel footage and book covers, rephotographed photographs, views of Paris and its neighborhoods, and a catalogue of disabused, seemingly off-hand footage of him and his friends in the porous zone comprising the cafe and the street.
But the newsreel spent several decades in the shed of an unnamed couple's house in Greenock before being transferred to their son's loft in Glasgow.
National Lottery good cause funding has enabled British Pathe to bring about this world first, both in terms of technical achievement and in bringing 20th Century newsreel to the small screen of internet users of all ages,'' she said.
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We understood why after we caught a glimpse of the Russian in a newsreel.
Powerfully moved, they decided then and there to make a full-length documentary--the film that became The Brandon Teena Story, the newsreel counterpart to the Oscar-nominated drama Boys Don't Cry.