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Truth claim in The Fighter

by Critical Commons Manager

David O. Russell's The Fighter offers another example of documentary footage being used to support the truth claim of a narrative film. In this case, a brief documentary sequence with the "real" people on whom characters played by Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were based is inserted before the end credits, perhaps in order to justify the performance style of the two actors.

Documentary fact and fiction in The Fighter

Two documentary-style interview scenes serve to establish the film's truth claim

from The Fighter (2010)
Creator: David O. Russell
Posted by Critical Commons Manager