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Cinéma Vérité & Direct Cinema

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Cinéma Vérité
French movement of the 1960’s: “truth cinema”, influenced by documentary film-making and Italian Neorealism

-Shot with non-actors, show people as they really are (contrary to Hollywood film)
-Small hand-held cameras, easy to shoot on location, common to keep the cameras rolling
-Utilized actual homes and surroundings, as opposed to sets
-Focused on everyday situations, authentic dialogue, naturalness of action, interviews
-Usually shot without a script, then relied on power of editing to transform material
-Often a social conscious and sometimes political agenda

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