Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Review

Sunday, March 31, 2013

"The following tale of alien encounters is true, and by "true," I mean "false." It's all lies, but they're entertaining lies, and in the end isn't that the real truth? The answer... is no." —Leonard Nimoy, The Simpsons

Anybody can make a documentary

Six Modes

Fog of War/Errol Morris – Look at all the ‘artistic’ flourishes, and the flashes of documents that suggest he’s done his homework; it’s more than McNamara’s voice.

Powaqqatsi/an “art” documentary? It’s all about Philip Glass’s music. No voiceover.

Vertov/This is supposed to illustrate Type Five.

Borat/Is is what it is. But what is it?

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