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Related to Pseudodocumentary: Mockumentary


n. pl. mock·u·men·ta·ries
A fictional movie or television program that is a parody made in the style of a factual documentary.

[Blend of mock and documentary.]


(ˌmɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Broadcasting) a satirical television or radio programme in the form of a parody of a documentary
[C20: from mock + (doc)umentary]
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Theories of fiction often shy away from discussing recent trends in TV production, but the current fascination with pseudodocumentary, docufiction, and reality TV shows can be related to a similar appeal of a dramatized sense of confusion between what may be fact and what is not.
The novel very neatly offers us Berg's pseudodocumentary art trying, and failing, to imitate Grace's private life-art.
The narrative unfolds in pseudodocumentary style, using clips from TV news programs, raw-looking footage of Women's Army meetings, and a quick-cut montage set to music that echoes the visual style--rough, urgent, and, ultimately, very eloquent.
Continually underscoring "culture's demand for marketable identity in [an artist's] person, products, style, and career" in order to evade it, as one writer noted in these pages [Artforum, September 2004], the group has flirted with the terms of cultural commodification through enterprises ranging from party-planning and a fashion label during the '90s to publishing a magazine and producing films more recently, including the 2002 pseudodocumentary Get Rid of Yourself, made with the German Black Bloc contingent during the 2001 Genoa G8 summit demonstrations (with a cameo by Chloe Sevigny).
Behavioral truth can as easily be found in the most convention-bound melodrama as in a pseudodocumentary slice of life on the street.