Maybe someone already recommended this but here it goes. Certainly one of my favorite films that deals very consciously with the idea of truth is Buñuel's "Las Hurdes". Very early on, Buñuel is already questioning the expositive modality of documentaries in the tradition of "Nanook of the North" and plays around with the dormant position of the spectator who, without the slightest sense of doubt, places all its trust in the messages delivered by what sounds like an objective, all-knowing voice over.
________________________________ De: FrameWorks <frameworks-boun...@jonasmekasfilms.com> en nombre de todd eacrett <hell...@agit-prop.com> Enviado: domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017 03:19 p. m. Para: firstname.lastname@example.org Asunto: Re: [Frameworks] Films that question truth Harald Hund's Empire of Evil: http://www.sixpackfilm.com/en/catalogue/show/2329 On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 12:35 AM, Morgan Hoyle-Combs <mhoyleco...@yahoo.com<mailto:mhoyleco...@yahoo.com>> wrote: Hello again everyone. A while ago I asked about films that focused on the theme of lying. Recently I rewatched Man with a Move Camera (1929) and Megacities (1998) and both seemed to be examples of how the camera, or camera man, can alter the definition of truth in documentaries, that claim to present subject matter as truth. I know this is a vague set up and the topic of "truth" could be elaborated on for hours and hours. But. I'm just looking for films, docs and essays, that theorize the idea of truth and play with the audience's expectation. I've already been given F for Fake, David Holzman's Diary and Bleu Shut as examples from my last email. Is there any more out there? Thanks -Morgan _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com<mailto:FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com> https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks _______________________________________________ FrameWorks mailing list FrameWorks@jonasmekasfilms.com https://mailman-mail5.webfaction.com/listinfo/frameworks
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