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2 different terms cover it. Docufiction: is the cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction, this term often meaning narrative film. It is a film genre which attempts to capture reality such as it is (as direct cinema or cinéma vérité) and which simultaneously introduces unreal elements or fictional situations in narrative in order to ...


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Very intriguing question. I haven't seen the film--only discovered its existence a few days ago--so while I won't understand all the context I may be a little more impartial. I have a few comments and have also done a little research. Firstly, regarding the "C" of young Billy Mitchell's top. It just seems to me that the left half is folded underneath a ...


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IMDB has this one, which I have not seen, but sounds very close: Riot On!. Here's the synopsis straight from IMDB: Sex, lies and mobile games The year is 2000 and investors are going crazy about a new mobile phone company called Riot Entertainment. Many high profile companies, like Nokia, invest millions on this unknown firm. Two years later, when ...


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"Cave of Swallows" - This can be seen here: at about 1:05 From the youtube description: This 400 meters deep cave is located in a rainforest in San Luis Potosí. This Video is a beginning of BBC´s 2006 "Planet Earth".


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There are a lot of great mockumentary style comedy shows such as The Office, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, etc. My question is who invented this style? Who was the first to make a show or a movie that way? Early examples of mockumentaries. The general genre of what you describe is known as a “mockumenary”. An early example of this genre is ...


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I don't know for sure, but I highly suspect those were created in a studio. There are 2 main reasons: The lighting is consistent. In the real world, the sun moves across the sky and shadows follow it. Clouds make intermittent shadows. The intensity of light changes at different times of day - dawn, noon, sunset, night. (I suppose that the filmmakers ...


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This must be James May's Man Lab. The mission statement (from the site): James May sets out to help modern man relearn some of the vital skills that are now in danger of being lost forever I remember seeing episodes of it, not sure if it was on Discovery, probably the BBC.


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More proof that a Florida man named Billy Mitchell was very good at videogames in the early 1980's. 1983 Gainesville (FL) Sun newspaper article scan at Google Newspapers 1986 Guniness Book of World Records scan at Google Books Faking these seems beyond the ability of a hoaxer.


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You were only a slightly modified word away from finding it! The name of the show was Big Cat Diary, not Big Cat Diaries. It's available to watch on Youtube, and if you're in Britain it is occasionally repeated on BBC iPlayer.


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You are describing the 2010 movie Koormavatara which was broadcast on DD National at 10pm on October 5th as this TV guide confirms. The plot, from Wikipedia: The protagonist [...] is at the edge of retirement from government service, happens to play the role of Mahatma Gandhi in a television serial.


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The Documentary with same theme as specified in the question can be found on YouTube with the following link. "Arctic Manhunt" Youtube Source: The excerpt which has been provided on the YouTube at above mentioned link I am posting as it is(Note: Non-edited, credit goes to creator of that excerpt at above mentioned link) and apart from the question, it ...


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I'd say the documentary you are looking for is The God Who Wasn't There. It's a little over the half way mark and the narrator is talking to a head of the school he attended. He is asked to turn off the camera and he says basically no lets just keep talking and the head fellow says some thing like "you have been dishonest setting up this interview". At the ...


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Well Planet Earth (IMO the greatest documentary of all time) was narrated by Attenborough and was only in 2006 not 1990. Also David is still involved in some fantastic documentaries. Africa was only released in 2013 and is fantastic. But in answer to your question I don't think there will ever be anyone as good as him. One cannot match his passion.


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This might be a long shot, but there was a comedian named Alan Abel who was known for putting on big hoaxes, and his daughter made a documentary about them. In 2004, his daughter Jenny Abel along with Jeff Hockett made a documentary film of Abel's life called Abel Raises Cain, which played at the Boston Independent Film Festival and the 2005 Slamdance ...


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I think it may be Body Language Secrets, originally titled How Go get What You Want. There were 3 presenters: an older white male, a younger white male & a young black lady. The programme is presented by Dr Peter Collett, Dr Jack Lewis and Anjula Mutanda, experts in body language, neuroscience and social science. Broadcast by Channel 4 (so the ...


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There was a 30-minute documentary called Lava Lake Acid Lake by volcanologists Maurice and Katia Krafft. The Kraffts were famous for close-up photography of lava flows, and in fact, died in Japan in 1991 (along with 41 other people) when a lava flow suddenly changed direction. Their documentary appears to have been released on disc in 2006 by Learning Media ...


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This video explains the techniques used to create the time-lapse sequences of the BBC Life (2009) series. I'm not sure if the team was the same for the Planet Earth (2006) series, but imagine that the techniques shown (with refinements and technological updates) would be similar. The (massively oversimplified) approach appears to be:- identify a suitable ...


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Hi I think you're talking about Planet Earth on BBC America. The first episode is about Antarctica, and it's beautiful. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Earth_(TV_series)]


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You can find this on youtube. It is from the Discovery series "Frozen Planet". The specific condition is called a "brinicle". This clip is the relevant 2 minutes of the original program.


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According to the dubious Wikipedia on the History Channel: It originally broadcast documentary programs and historical fiction series. However, since 2008, it has mostly broadcast a variety of reality television series such as Pawn Stars, Ax Men, and other non-history related content. Additionally, the network is frequently criticized by scientists, ...


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Sounds like it could be The Sweetest Sound from 2001 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281249/ In The Sweetest Sound, Alan Berliner (the filmmaker from New York) is tired of being mistaken for people who might share his name and decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same Name Syndrome


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May be The Day After Trinity Edit : The right answer Fat Man and Little Boy


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Most David Attenborough documentaries now feature a small 'How it's made' style film at the end of them, intended to address curious minds such as yours and demonstrate the complexity required of the shoots. Obviously your question of how 'real' the documentaries are can be answered with entirely real.. but for a case-by-case breakdown of the individual ...


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There are a number of films that concern this topic. However, United 93 (2006) is a better-known dramatization that extensively deals with the FAA and the military's reaction.


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I just perused the video Catjia linked to (the funeral is at the very end), and with the help of Google, the song is "I'm Free" by Milton Brunson. Here are some of the lyrics: I am free Praise the Lord, I'm free No longer bound No more chains holding me Soul is resting And it’s just another blessing Praise… the Lord Hallelujah, I'm free ...


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Maybe NatGeo's Going Deep from this year? Here's the press release: TYING YOUR SHOES. MAKING ICE CUBES. OPENING A DOOR. ARE THESE SIMPLE DAILY TASKS? OR ARE THEY COMPLEX, INTRICATE MYSTERIES YOU’RE PROBABLY DOING WRONG? NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL INVITES VIEWERS ON A QUEST TO PERFECT EVERYDAY SKILLS IN GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES. ...


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At the end of the video you linked there is a credit for Series Producer- Stewart Binns and based on his IMDb profile, I believe that YouTube video is actually WWII: The Lost Color Archives (2000) which he was credited as Series Producer on, along with Martin Smith and Alastair Waddington as executive producers and Editing by Stephen Moore: There are ...


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Wikipedia calls this film's unique blend of fact and fiction 'docufiction'. Docufiction (or docu-fiction, often confused with docudrama) is the cinematographic combination of documentary and fiction. It is a film genre which attempts to capture reality such as it is (as direct cinema or cinéma vérité) and which simultaneously introduces unreal elements ...


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In The Human Weapon [2007], the last episode took place in Korea. A 720-kick was featured in that episode. It's a bit outside of your stated time-frame, though.



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