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Intentions: personal interest > public interestFocus: extended critique > most current issueReading:Tyron 4Politics and situation comedyTurning to serialized comedy now- frequently making use of parody and satire, theycan also craft narratives that engage with questions about a wider political culture.Some casesthese comedies use genre or style as a device for commenting politicalissuesTanner ‘88Downloaded by Shivansh Mohan ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|9845773
Sydney Barzakay 2020-2021mockumentary focusing on the efforts of liberal DemocraticRepresentative Jack Tanner to secure the nomination to be theDemocratic candidate for president in 1988.offered a compelling mix of scripted satirical comedy and a verité-styledocumentary, in which actors and scenes blended with actual politiciansand public figures, creating what amounted to a hybrid genre that couldpowerfully comment on the political spectacle, and, in particular, the roleof consultants and campaign advisors in constructing it.made to appear even more realistic through its improvisational style andthrough cameos by prominent Democratic and Republican candidates forpresident, including Bob Dole, Gary Hart, Jesse Jackson, and PatRobertsonThe first episode ofTanner ’88establishes the show’s critique of politicalmedia by focusing on the control room for a news show called “CloseUp” covering the New Hampshire primary, a reminder of the state’ssignificant role in defining the political process.The show also mocks many of the conventions associated with the earlyprimary campaigns, exposing the romance of so-called “retail politics”asa comforting fictionBut one of the most pivotal moments in the series involves what wasoriginally depicted as a private moment between Tanner and hiscampaign staff that is initially only captured by the documentaryfilmmakers who happen to be in the room.Tanner delivers an impassioned, impromptu, and informal speechin a college dorm room, one that mocks the other candidatesbecause they were unable to tell reporters who was their favoriteBeatle.Parks and Recreationserves as an antidote to political cynicism by offering an affirmative depiction ofan office of government employees working in the office of the Pawnee, Indiana,parks and recreation departmentDownloaded by Shivansh Mohan ([email protected])lOMoARcPSD|9845773
Sydney Barzakay 2020-2021The show’s mockumentary style was expressed in part through thesingle-camera cinematography that emulated the style of an observationaldocumentary, a storytelling mode that allowed characters to offer reflec- tionsabout their lives, confiding in the unseen filmmakersused a loose serial structure that allowed storylines to develop over multipleepisodes while other narrative threads could be wrapped up in the course of asingle episode.

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