Mockumentaries

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  • Television Genre And Style Of Mockumentaries Essay

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    very specific style of production and way of capturing scenes. This style is often referred to as the “Mockumentary” style and can be seen within examples like The Office and Park and Recreation. The popularity of these shows alone have inspired many other different spin-offs and takes on this specific style of comedy, but these shows shouldn’t be credited as the “founders” of the mockumentary style. In fact, for television shows the mockumentary’s history goes farther back by a couple of decades

  • Overview of the Family in the Mockumentary: Modern Family Essay

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    Modern Mockumentary The average family: a married man and women, 2.5 children, with a beautiful home that has a white picket fence and a dog. However, this “average” family image has changed drastically over the past decade particularly with the acceptance of gay marriage and green cards that are easier to obtain; this has had a substantial influence not only on our society but leverage on social media. An example of this changed media dynamic is displayed through the comedic mockumentary, Modern

  • Mockumentary In Chris Lilley's Summer Heights High

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    Introduction: The Australian produced show Summer Heights High, is created and written by Chris Lilley, it was directed by Stuart McDonald. It was a mockumentary which takes place at Summer Heights Heigh, it was filmed over a school term. The show was centered around three characters Jonah, Ja’mie and a drama teacher called Mr.G. The show followed these three characters around displaying what their every day life is like. Jonah is a 13 year old boy from Tongah who has disciplinary problems and does

  • Bill Nichols and the Discourse of Sobriety

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    Do mockumentary films retain any trace of the ’discourse of sobriety’? Throughout film history, documentary and fiction films have denoted the polar opposites of film form with each representing two distinct and separate traditions, the cinema of reality and the cinema of fiction (Doherty 16). However what was once a clear distinction has become blurred as the increasing popularity of mockumentary continues to weaken the assumed boundaries between fact and fiction (Sicinski). Prior to this ‘blurring

  • The Body Found By Sid Bennett

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    girls who idolize Ariel from The Little Mermaid hope that mermaids might be real. In the mockumentary Mermaids: The Body Found, directed by Sid Bennett, the idea of mermaids is explored when the actors proclaim that mermaids were found among beached whales due to Navy Sonar tests (IMDB par 2). Bennett mixes fact with fiction in an attempt to get people to relate to the beached whales. He makes a mockumentary that is believable to many due to how closely it resembles a real documentary, complete with

  • The Narrative Of The New Zealand

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    paying rent, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts prove to be extremely difficult. What We Do in the Shadows is unique in that it combines parody and cinematography, while also using a mixture of two genres, vampire and mockumentary, to comment on contemporary social formations and to challenge traditional cultural myths. These elements of the film have been used to ensure the portrayal of the horrific as mundane and ordinary. What We Do in the Shadows uses aspects of

  • Blair Witch Project Analysis

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    The Blair Witch Project is a highly successful and widely innovative independent film that was released on July 30th, 1999. The film followed three student filmmakers who aimed to create a documentary about a local legend called the Blair Witch. While the film alluded to various hallmarks of the horror film genre, it was groundbreaking in its marketing strategy, the use of found footage, and cinematography. In many ways, The Blair Witch Project adheres to various tropes and traditions of the horror

  • Year 11 English Satire Essay

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    I am profoundly sorry to hear about you’re concern as a parent. Ms Vogt has informed me of the complaint, and I understand that you may be distraught and troubled about the use of the “mockumentary”, Summer Heights High within your child’s classroom. You may feel that your child may be influenced by some of the actions within the piece, but there is nothing to worry about at all! Everything is under control and we know what is best! As part of the year 11 English curriculum, all English classes are

  • Trailer Park Boys Essay examples

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    Vulgar, Raunchy, and Canadian The Showcase Television Network series, Trailer Park Boys, is a Canadian mockumentary created and directed by Mike Clattenburg. The show covers the shenanigans and crimes of the fictional Sunnyvale Trailer Park residents. Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles, the three protagonists, are constantly on the hunt for ways to make money, find liquor, and stay out of jail. All the while, their sworn enemies - the drunken trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, and the perpetually shirtless

  • Fice And Parks And Recreation

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    The Office and Parks and Recreation are two widely popular shows that capture their audiences with their unique story lines, “mockumentary” style, and captivating characters. These two shows have won many awards and are praised by critics and viewers. When analyzing these shows it was important to pay attention to their narrative structure. Also, breaking the fourth wall gave these shows a twist that was different from other situation comedies. The characters are loveable and funny and truly

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