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Unformatted text preview: o In some cases the filmmakers are able to record events as they actually occur o But the documentary may convey information in other ways as well- through chrats, maps and other visual aids, or through staging o Sometimes events are staged to recreate an approximation of what might have happened, and sometimes filmmakers just let their subjects talk. Either way, the finished product is the result of subjective choice Staging o Both viewers and filmmakers regard some staging as legitimate in a documentary if the staging serves the larger purpose of presenting information o Regardless of the details of the production, documentaries ask us to assume that they present trustworthy info about their topic o Still, documentaries many not prove reliable. Throughout film history, many documentaries have been challenged as inaccurate o...
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- Fall '08