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7th Jul '17 5:30:02 PM twilicorn
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* ''Series/TheMuppets'' (2015 series) is one. It's even lampshaded - twice in one episode Kermit had what looked like a ConfessionCam at first glance, but was actually him talking to an offscreen character who thought it was just a confession segment.
3rd May '17 1:26:38 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* "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
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2nd Feb '17 5:44:30 PM Willbyr
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2nd Feb '17 9:51:09 AM eroock
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* 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.

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* 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
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* ''{{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.

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* ''{{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''

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* ''KathAndKim''''Series/KathAndKim''
3rd Jul '16 1:50:07 PM gewunomox
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* Creator/ChristianBale's storyline in the surrealist BobDylan biopic Film/ImNotThere is done in the form of a documentary.

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* 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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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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).

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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).
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