History Main / FauxDocumentary

3rd May '17 1:26:38 PM ludditetolpuddle
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* "Alternative 3"; Surely the trope namer, this faux documentary screened in Britain in June 1976; it claimed that the world's elite were relocating to Mars(!) while leaving the rest of humanity to stew in its own juice, due to combination of economic collapse and runaway global warming; it didn't help that it aired during the hottest British heatwave on record; it had been originally scheduled for April 1 (Fool's Day) but had been rescheduled due to a strike at the TV production company.
15th Feb '17 8:34:17 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%% Please see thread to discuss a new image.

to:

%% Please see start a new thread if you'd like to discuss a new image.
2nd Feb '17 5:44:30 PM Willbyr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/parksnrec22_6.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:*Rule of Funny Intensifies*]]

to:

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/parksnrec22_6.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:*Rule of Funny Intensifies*]]
%% Image removed per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1486050727062600200
%% Please see thread to discuss a new image.
%%



2nd Feb '17 9:51:09 AM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Film: Ken Loach's early films, most notably ''Kes'', utilised a FauxDocumentary format, including improvised scenes and structuring shots as if in a "fly-on-the-wall" documentary.

to:

* Film: Ken Loach's early films, most notably ''Kes'', utilised a FauxDocumentary format, including improvised scenes and structuring shots as if in a "fly-on-the-wall" documentary.
2nd Feb '17 7:43:15 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Frontline}}'' has hand-held footage, with grainy-looking picture quality. It puports to be exactly what happens behind the scenes of a news programme. The presence of a camera crew is never acknowledged, however.

to:

* ''{{Frontline}}'' ''Series/{{Frontline}}'' has hand-held footage, with grainy-looking picture quality. It puports to be exactly what happens behind the scenes of a news programme. The presence of a camera crew is never acknowledged, however.



* ''KathAndKim''

to:

* ''KathAndKim''''Series/KathAndKim''
3rd Jul '16 1:50:07 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/ChristianBale's storyline in the surrealist BobDylan biopic Film/ImNotThere is done in the form of a documentary.

to:

* Creator/ChristianBale's storyline in the surrealist BobDylan Music/BobDylan biopic Film/ImNotThere is done in the form of a documentary.
17th Jun '16 4:18:42 PM Doug86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Taken}}'' begins with a dogfight during WorldWarII. The CG artists deliberately tried to evoke a documentary feel, with one guy saying he would take it as a compliment if someone pointed this out to him.

to:

* ''Series/{{Taken}}'' begins with a dogfight during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The CG artists deliberately tried to evoke a documentary feel, with one guy saying he would take it as a compliment if someone pointed this out to him.
18th May '16 9:11:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TrailerParkBoys'' post-season 2 feels this way most of the time. In the first two seasons, all new characters would question the camera crew following the boys around (naturally, given that most of these characters are committing mis-deeds while asking the question), but in the later seasons they're hardly ever brought up.

to:

* ''TrailerParkBoys'' ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' post-season 2 feels this way most of the time. In the first two seasons, all new characters would question the camera crew following the boys around (naturally, given that most of these characters are committing mis-deeds while asking the question), but in the later seasons they're hardly ever brought up.
16th May '16 11:33:23 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This gets around some of the problems encountered during the filming of ''ThisIsSpinalTap'', where entire scenes had to be cut from the film because the director and writers didn't believe that the characters or their lawyers would allow them to be shown (e.g. the sequence where the band get their chauffeur stoned).

to:

This gets around some of the problems encountered during the filming of ''ThisIsSpinalTap'', ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', where entire scenes had to be cut from the film because the director and writers didn't believe that the characters or their lawyers would allow them to be shown (e.g. the sequence where the band get their chauffeur stoned).
9th Mar '16 2:01:58 PM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TheThickOfIt'' is shot like this and supposed to be this, but is made impossible because there's ''no way'' that any of the characters would allow it to be made - the politicians attempting to control the media forms a huge backbone of the theme, and the 'documentary' constantly displays them to be the ineffectual, foul-mouthed hypocrites that they are not allowed to be.

to:

* ''TheThickOfIt'' ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' is shot like this and supposed to be this, but is made impossible because there's ''no way'' that any of the characters would allow it to be made - the politicians attempting to control the media forms a huge backbone of the theme, and the 'documentary' constantly displays them to be the ineffectual, foul-mouthed hypocrites that they are not allowed to be.
This list shows the last 10 events of 29. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.FauxDocumentary