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Not Bad At All Documentary

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JESSICA: The mix is unavoidable, but so are all documentaries. They need to be shaped for narrative and emotional reasons. In many ways, Not Bad At All is less fiction than your traditional documentary, but the visual language is more similar to fiction film. BILLY: I believe the stubbornness in the genre distinction between documentary and fiction has something to do with the secret desire for movies to be real. For some reason (history perhaps) the realness of traditional documentary remains unchallenged, as long as it includes: talking head interviews, slow zooms into photographs, b-roll, etc. When a documentary uses a different set of formal elements, its validity instantly goes on trial. Why is a couple filming themselves talking until
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