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Saturday, July 05, 2003

Orchestrated realism
Cinema verit� techniques like handheld camera, low light, textured stock etc., that brought about authenticity, credibility and raw vitality to the subversive film have now been co-opted by the mainstream. Just look what the �embedded� war-cameraman brought in.
In today�s fascination for �reality TV�, we are increasingly moving away from the naturally real towards the constructed real, and the distinctions between the two are apparently nonexistent. I guess our methods of showing reality have to substantially change if the audience is to make out the difference between reality and fiction.
I guess the debate of manipulation vs. reality has been raging since the days of the Sergei Eisenstein and Andr� Bazin, but today manipulative filmmaking goes in the garb of reality filmmaking.

11:39 pm



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