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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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Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 5pm: local newsreels plus Upper Floor Tour of Paxton House - a glimpse into of interiors of the upper floor of the 18th Century Palladian mansion near Berwick.
* The complete series of Canadian Army Newsreels (over 1,000 minutes) is available on the War Amps YouTube Channel as well as the Library and Archives Canada YouTube Channel.
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The newsreels at the movies were filled with necessary information, particularly about the ration coupons necessary to buy food.
By examining the imagery and language used to depict events in Ireland, Chambers argues that support for partition was evident in the newsreels and that they prepared the way ideologically for the partition of the island by identifying "Irish: and :pro-British" communities.
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"Newsreels never abandoned the fashion parades, dumb yuks, and sports highlights," Doherty writes, "but the ratio of fluff to substance began to tilt toward weightier topics."
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Stacey Hurwitz, a spokeswoman for CreateSpace, told The Washington Post that the first six DVDs--"Universal Newsreels" dating from the late 1950s and early 1960s--are now available for purchase on Amazon.com for $19.99 each.
"Only after my son decided to dedicate himself to research did we realize that I was documented in Nazi propaganda ads and Nazi press and Nazi newsreels where the photographs appearing in the book were taken from.
"Look at the old newsreels of the Dodgers and the Yankees playing in Brooklyn or the Bronx.
The paper estimated that 22 million people regularly saw newsreels in that period, but that the crowds swelled to 50 million that weekend.