Documentary Style of NFB video

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Documentary Style of NFB video

  1. 1. NFB Documentary Review
  2. 2. War and Peace: Break-through <ul><li>Question: This film documents a turning point in the war: the landing at Normandy. It is different from the other NFB World War II documentaries in this collection because it reports a specific event, as a newsreel would. Do you notice differences in the way information is presented, compared to Inside Fighting Canada, for instance? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Break-through recites important information in chronological order. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It documents an important event in particular. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The footage given from Inside Fighting Canada is mostly aerial but Break-through has video clips from many different angles. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. War and Peace: Break-through <ul><li>Question: who created this message? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>James Beveridge, co-founder of the National Film Board of Canada. </li></ul></ul>Figure 1: D-Day Landing
  4. 4. War and Peace: Break-through <ul><li>Question: What creative techniques are used to attract my attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using different filming angles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showing many effects of the war on the country and the people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depicting tragedy and devastation of the war, as well as the success of the allied troops. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The voice and narration allow for a better understanding of the topic and gives accurate and understandable information. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. War and Peace: Break-through <ul><li>Question: How might different people understand this message differently from me? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The topic is easily understood and not hard to follow therefore I don’t think that other people would interpret this video differently than the way I did. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. War and Peace: Break-through <ul><li>Question: What lifestyles, values and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In war as in peace, strength lies in hope, and it is the wisest propaganda which keeps men rich in hope....” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Film at War,&quot; in Forsyth Hardy, ed, Grierson on Documentary, Faber and Faber, London & Boston, 1979, pp 88-89 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. War and Peace: Break-through <ul><li>Question: Why is this message being sent? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This documentary was created to bring attention to the war and to the efforts being made by the allies troops. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Because of this, it also sends the message of hope to the victims of the war. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ But my hope has been that the film would also be used more and more to secure the future and serve the still wider needs of the people of Canada. War films, yes, but more films, too, about the everyday things of life, the values, the ideals which make life worth living.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;The Film at War,&quot; in Forsyth Hardy, ed, Grierson on Documentary, Faber and Faber, London & Boston, 1979, pp 88-89 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Figure 1: http://www.thedctraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/d-day-landing-june-1944-omaha-beach-in-normandy-france.jpg </li></ul>

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