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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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Built by local entrepreneur Dixon Scott, great uncle of Sir Ridley Scott (director of Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator) and the late Tony Scott (director of Top Gun, Days Of Thunder and True Romance) it was the city's first News Theatre and showed continuous newsreels of world events of the time.
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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.
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This includes guided tours of the cinema, a special talk about newsreels and news theatres by Dr Louise Anderson of Newcastle University, and screenings of locally made films from Amber Films and the Northern Region Film and Television Archive.
Its entire archive of newsreel, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976 can now be viewed for free at www.
They knew the Coronation was coming, and they decided to do a newsreel of the Queen's activities for about six weeks before and about six weeks afterwards.
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