History Main / Newsreel

15th May '16 1:24:00 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has two newsreels in the episode "[[Recap/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroesS1E4MeetCaptainAmerica Meet Captain America]]". The first shows how Captain America became a SuperSoldier, then a hero for the Allies. The second plays after Cap becomes a HumanPopsicle, and announces that he has fallen in battle.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has two newsreels in the episode "[[Recap/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroesS1E4MeetCaptainAmerica Meet Captain America]]". The first shows how Captain America ComicBook/CaptainAmerica became a SuperSoldier, then a hero for the Allies. The second plays after Cap becomes a HumanPopsicle, and announces that he has fallen in battle.
15th May '16 1:18:47 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Just as well, as the first ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' movie was directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven, who made ''Film/RoboCop1987'', a movie series also known for its fake commercials.

to:

** Just as well, as the first ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' movie was directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven, who also made ''Film/RoboCop1987'', a movie series also known for its fake commercials.
15th May '16 1:17:30 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder: Anime]]
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleShipYamato2199'' has Captain Okita watching a newsreel about first contact during one episode. [[spoiler: The official story does not quite match the memories of those who were present, especially on the question of who shot first.]]
[[/folder]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' uses a newsreel to explain the SuperRegistrationAct.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' uses has a newsreel to explain in-between the SuperRegistrationAct.TimeSkip detailing the passing of the SuperRegistrationAct and the supers being forced into civilian identities.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' features a "March of War" newsreel reporting on the war between the U.S. and usefulNotes/{{Canada}} and announces Terrence and Phillip's impending execution live at a USO show.



* In the Creator/MontyPython movie ''Film/AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent'', during the World's Funniest Joke sketch, a British newsreel introduction is briefly used, with Creator/JohnCleese's narration leading to the military applications of the Killer Joke.



* The 1978 Australian film ''Newsfront'' follows the workers of a fictional newsreel company during the late 1940s and early-mid 1950s as they deal with the challenges of their jobs, their own personal issues, and the political and social changes affecting the country (including the looming approach of Australian commercial television).



* Every episode of the 1970s World War II TV series ''Baa Baa Black Sheep'' (aka ''Series/BlackSheepSquadron'') opened with a faux newsreel. The images were authentic but the voiceover was modern, settting up the action for the episode.
* ''Series/GetSmart'': In "The Secret of Sam Vittorio", Max and 99 must impersonate a notorious OutlawCouple from TheThirties, and are shown newsreel footage of their exploits.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': The first 20 seconds of "Port Chicago" begins with an authentic Creator/{{Paramount}} News Reel.
* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of [[UsefulNotes/OlympicGames the 1952 Helsinki Olympics]] were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war]] (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' begins every episode with a newsreel recap of the previous events.



* Used as the intro for ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as well as [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars the TV series]]. It actually helps set the tone quite nicely in the case of the TV shows, more so than it did for the movie.

to:

* Used as the intro for ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as well as [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars the TV series]]. series]], sometimes overlapping with PreviouslyOn. It also has a "Thought for the Day", which is related to the episode's {{Aesop}}. It actually helps set the tone quite nicely in the case of the TV shows, more so than it did does for the movie.








* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': First 20 seconds of "Port Chicago" begins with an authentic Paramount News Reel.
* Every episode of the 1970s war TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Black Sheep Squadron) opened with a faux newsreel. The images were authentic but the voiceover was modern, settting up the action for the episode.
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleShipYamato2199'' has Captain Okita watching a newsreel about first contact during one episode. [[spoiler: The official story does not quite match the memories of those who were present, especially on the question of who shot first.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has these, sometimes overlapping with PreviouslyOn. It also has a Thought for the Day, which is related to the episode's {{Aesop}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' features a "March of War" newsreel reporting on the war between the U.S. and Canada and announces Terrence and Phillip's execution live at a USO show.
* The 1978 Australian film ''Newsfront'' follows the workers of a fictional newsreel company during the late 1940s and early-mid 1950s as they deal with the challenges of their jobs, their own personal issues, and the political and social changes affecting the country (including the looming approach of Australian commercial television).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' has a newsreel in-between the TimeSkip detailing the passing of the SuperRegistrationAct and the supers being forced into civilian identities.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' begins every episode with a newsreel recap of the previous events.
* In the Creator/MontyPython movie ''And Now For Something Completely Different'', during the World's Funniest Joke sketch, a British newsreel introduction is briefly used, with John Cleese's narration leading to the military applications of the Killer Joke.
* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war]] (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).
* ''Series/GetSmart''. In "The Secret of Sam Vittorio", Max and 99 must impersonate a notorious OutlawCouple from TheThirties, and are shown newsreel footage of their exploits.

to:

\n\n\n\n\n* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': First 20 seconds of "Port Chicago" begins with an authentic Paramount News Reel.\n* Every episode of the 1970s war TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep (Black Sheep Squadron) opened with a faux newsreel. The images were authentic but the voiceover was modern, settting up the action for the episode.\n* ''Anime/SpaceBattleShipYamato2199'' has Captain Okita watching a newsreel about first contact during one episode. [[spoiler: The official story does not quite match the memories of those who were present, especially on the question of who shot first.]]\n* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' has these, sometimes overlapping with PreviouslyOn. It also has a Thought for the Day, which is related to the episode's {{Aesop}}.\n* ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' features a "March of War" newsreel reporting on the war between the U.S. and Canada and announces Terrence and Phillip's execution live at a USO show.\n* The 1978 Australian film ''Newsfront'' follows the workers of a fictional newsreel company during the late 1940s and early-mid 1950s as they deal with the challenges of their jobs, their own personal issues, and the political and social changes affecting the country (including the looming approach of Australian commercial television).\n* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' has a newsreel in-between the TimeSkip detailing the passing of the SuperRegistrationAct and the supers being forced into civilian identities.\n* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' begins every episode with a newsreel recap of the previous events.\n* In the Creator/MontyPython movie ''And Now For Something Completely Different'', during the World's Funniest Joke sketch, a British newsreel introduction is briefly used, with John Cleese's narration leading to the military applications of the Killer Joke.\n* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war]] (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).\n* ''Series/GetSmart''. In "The Secret of Sam Vittorio", Max and 99 must impersonate a notorious OutlawCouple from TheThirties, and are shown newsreel footage of their exploits.----
15th May '16 1:07:49 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%%
%%
%%
%%
%%
%% This list of examples has been alphabetized. Please add your example in the proper place. Thanks!
%%
%%
%%
%%
%%
%%



* Parodied in ''Film/StarshipTroopers''.
** Just as well, as the first ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' movie was made by the same guy who made ''Film/RoboCop1987'', a movie series also known for its fake commercials.
** And also because the director wanted to evoke the PatrioticFervor of World War II-era war films.
* ''Film/CitizenKane'' has one of the earliest (if not ''the'' earliest) examples of an in-movie fake newsreel. Furthermore, OrsonWelles had the company he worked for, RKO, use their own newsreel department to create it to make it look authentic.

to:

* Parodied in ''Film/StarshipTroopers''.
** Just as well, as the first ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' movie was made by the same guy who made ''Film/RoboCop1987'', a movie series also known for its fake commercials.
** And also because the director wanted to evoke the PatrioticFervor of World War II-era war films.
* ''Film/CitizenKane'' has one of the earliest (if not ''the'' earliest) examples of an in-movie fake newsreel. Furthermore, OrsonWelles had the company he worked for, RKO, use their own newsreel department to create it to make it look authentic.

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Film (Animated)]]



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' opens with young Carl watching a newsreel on explorer Charles Muntz.



* The first few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' began with a newsreel setting up the BackStory of the Warners.
* In an episode of ''ScoobyDoo'' (the one with Scooby-Dee), the gang watched a newsreel at the Milo Booth film festival.
* The movie ''Film/{{Patton}}'' used them as exposition. Although it was rather obvious that they were just there for exposition, it did fit the time period, as newsreels were common.
* Old-timey newsreels are apparently still attached to films in the 31st century of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
-->'''Fry''': Ooh, this is ''real'' futuristic!
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' features one, depicting an Oceania attack on a refugee convoy. Yes, where the story is set. Yes, it even goes as far as to praise it. [[TechMarchesOn Yes, a newsreel in]] TheEighties.
** Possibly justified as the alternate history of 1984 splits from ours when newsreels were still very common.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Part Two of "Storm Front" [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel which takes place in an alternative timeline where Nazi Germany is winning WW2]] begins with a fake newsreel showing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEly8nXA6Oo&feature=related Hitler touring an occupied New York]].
** While most of the footage was digitally constructed or altered, there was a piece of ''actual'' historical footage included - the Nazi rally in front of a full-body portrait of George Washington were seldom-seen images of a real rally in 1939 by the German-American Bund.
* Likewise in the 1966 film ''Film/ItHappenedHere'' (in which [[DayOfTheJackboot Great Britain has been occupied by the Nazis]]) there is a newsreel showing a revisionist history of British/German relations. Chillingly it is narrated by a well-known voice-over reader of the war years.
* Used as the intro for ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as well as the TV series. It actually helps set the tone quite nicely in the case of the TV shows moreso than it did for the movie.

to:

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Film (Live Action)]]
* The first few episodes ''Film/CitizenKane'' has one of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' began with the earliest (if not ''the'' earliest) examples of an in-movie fake newsreel. Furthermore, Creator/OrsonWelles had the company he worked for, Creator/RKOPictures, use their own newsreel department to create it to make it look authentic.
* In the 1966 film ''Film/ItHappenedHere'' (in which [[DayOfTheJackboot Great Britain has been occupied by the Nazis]]), there is
a newsreel setting up the BackStory showing a revisionist history of British/German relations. Chillingly, it is narrated by a well-known voice-over reader of the Warners.
war years.
* In an episode of ''ScoobyDoo'' (the one with Scooby-Dee), ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' uses the gang watched a newsreel at to promote the Milo Booth film festival.
AAGPBL.
* The movie ''Film/{{Patton}}'' used uses them as exposition. Although it was rather obvious that they were just there for exposition, it did fit the time period, as newsreels were common.
* Old-timey newsreels are apparently still attached to films in the 31st century of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
-->'''Fry''': Ooh, this is ''real'' futuristic!
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' features one, depicting an Oceania attack on a refugee convoy. Yes, where the story is set. Yes, it even goes as far as to praise it. [[TechMarchesOn Yes, a newsreel in]] TheEighties.
** Possibly justified as the alternate history of 1984 splits from ours when newsreels were still very common.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Part Two of "Storm Front" [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel which takes place in an alternative timeline where Nazi Germany is winning WW2]] begins with a fake newsreel showing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEly8nXA6Oo&feature=related Hitler touring an occupied New York]].
** While most of the footage was digitally constructed or altered, there was a piece of ''actual'' historical footage included - the Nazi rally in front of a full-body portrait of George Washington were seldom-seen images of a real rally in 1939 by the German-American Bund.
* Likewise in the 1966 film ''Film/ItHappenedHere'' (in which [[DayOfTheJackboot Great Britain has been occupied by the Nazis]]) there is a newsreel showing a revisionist history of British/German relations. Chillingly it is narrated by a well-known voice-over reader of the war years.
* Used as the intro for ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as well as the TV series. It actually helps set the tone quite nicely in the case of the TV shows moreso than it did for the movie.
common.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' opens with young Carl watching a newsreel on explorer Charles Muntz.
* ''StarCraft'' concludes the ''Brood War'' Terran campaign with a newsreel, with all the propaganda elements they could fit in.
** Before all that there was the UNN which was used by the Confederacy/Dominion as a propaganda machine to promote pro-faction news, and to label Sons of Korhal/Raynor as terrorist.
* ''ZorkGrandInquisitor'' starts with a mock newsreel of the propaganda-heavy variety (it's entitled "Propaganda on Parade". Subtle.)
* ''PrivateSchulz'' uses these for exposition purposes during the series, which takes place throughout and after WorldWarII.
* ''ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' uses the newsreel to promote the AAGPBL.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has two newsreels in the episode "Meet Captain America". The first shows how Captain America became a SuperSoldier, then a hero for the Allies. The second plays after Cap becomes a HumanPopsicle, and announces that he has fallen in battle.
* ''TheSimpsons'': Decades ago, Abe Simpson and one of his friends watched one showing Springfield as a "City on the Grow". Flash forward to presente time, showing those days of prosperity were over.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': There's one in "From Here to Machinery" showing Shere Khan signing a contract buying new pilot robots.

to:

* Parodied in ''Film/StarshipTroopers''.
** Just as well, as the first ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' movie was directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven, who made ''Film/RoboCop1987'', a movie series also known for its fake commercials.
** And also because Verhoeven wanted to evoke the PatrioticFervor of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era war films.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature]]
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' features one, depicting an Oceania attack on a refugee convoy. Yes, where the story is set. Yes, it even goes as far as to praise it. [[TechMarchesOn Yes, a newsreel in]] TheEighties.
** Possibly justified as the alternate history of 1984 splits from ours when newsreels were still very common.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/PrivateSchulz'' uses these for exposition purposes during the series, which takes place throughout and after World War II.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': As with ''It Happened Here'', Part Two of "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E01StormFront Storm Front]]", [[GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel which takes place]] in an AlternateTimeline where UsefulNotes/NaziGermany is winning World War II, begins with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEly8nXA6Oo&feature=related a fake newsreel]] showing UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler touring an occupied UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
** While most of the footage was digitally constructed or altered, there was a piece of ''actual'' historical footage included - the Nazi rally in front of a full-body portrait of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington uses seldom-seen images of a real rally in 1939 by the German-American Bund.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' concludes the ''Brood War'' Terran campaign with a newsreel, with all the propaganda elements they could fit in.
** Before all that there was the UNN which was used by the Confederacy/Dominion as a propaganda machine to promote pro-faction news, and to label Sons of Korhal/Raynor as terrorists.
* ''VideoGame/ZorkGrandInquisitor'' starts with a mock newsreel of the propaganda-heavy variety. (It's entitled "Propaganda on Parade". Subtle.)
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* The first few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' began with a newsreel setting up the BackStory of the Warners.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has two newsreels in the episode "Meet "[[Recap/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroesS1E4MeetCaptainAmerica Meet Captain America".America]]". The first shows how Captain America became a SuperSoldier, then a hero for the Allies. The second plays after Cap becomes a HumanPopsicle, and announces that he has fallen in battle.
* ''TheSimpsons'': Old-timey newsreels are apparently still attached to films in the 31st century of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
-->'''Fry''': Ooh, this is ''real'' futuristic!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow'' episode "The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller", the gang watches a newsreel at the Milo Booth film festival.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
Decades ago, Abe Simpson and one of his friends watched one showing Springfield as a "City on the Grow". Flash forward to presente the present time, showing those days of prosperity were are over.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': Used as the intro for ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' as well as [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars the TV series]]. It actually helps set the tone quite nicely in the case of the TV shows, more so than it did for the movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'':
**
There's one in "From Here to Machinery" showing Shere Khan signing a contract buying new pilot robots.robots.
** "Whistlestop Jackson, Legend" also features Khan in a newsreel to set up his relationship with the titular character.
[[/folder]]




25th Mar '16 5:24:33 PM JackG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war]] (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).

to:

* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war]] (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).tennis).
* ''Series/GetSmart''. In "The Secret of Sam Vittorio", Max and 99 must impersonate a notorious OutlawCouple from TheThirties, and are shown newsreel footage of their exploits.
31st Jan '16 1:29:05 PM Spotts1701
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** While most of the footage was digitally constructed or altered, there was a piece of ''actual'' historical footage included - the Nazi rally in front of a full-body portrait of George Washington were seldom-seen images of a real rally in 1939 by the German-American Bund.
27th Jan '16 11:04:42 PM Kirayoshi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war'' (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).

to:

* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war'' war]] (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).
27th Jan '16 11:04:19 PM Kirayoshi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' begins every episode with a newsreel recap of the previous events.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' begins every episode with a newsreel recap of the previous events.events.
* In the Creator/MontyPython movie ''And Now For Something Completely Different'', during the World's Funniest Joke sketch, a British newsreel introduction is briefly used, with John Cleese's narration leading to the military applications of the Killer Joke.
* Used occasionally in ''Series/{{MASH}}'', either to place an episode's plot during a specific historical event (clips of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics were used during one episode where the 4077th held their own Olympics) or to [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped hammer home a point on how popular media tended to gloss over the ugliness of war'' (contrasting the harsh realities of life near the front line with footage of a dance contest or a cat who can play table tennis).
18th Nov '15 11:26:36 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Westernanimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has two newsreels in the episode "Meet Captain America". The first shows how Captain America became a SuperSoldier, then a hero for the Allies. The second plays after Cap becomes a HumanPopsicle, and announces that he has fallen in battle.

to:

* ''Westernanimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' has two newsreels in the episode "Meet Captain America". The first shows how Captain America became a SuperSoldier, then a hero for the Allies. The second plays after Cap becomes a HumanPopsicle, and announces that he has fallen in battle.
11th Aug '15 6:06:50 AM justanid
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:


See also PropagandaPiece.
This list shows the last 10 events of 30. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.Newsreel