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You Don't Know Jack reality fiction

by Critical Commons Manager

It has become commonplace for reality-based fictional narratives to incorporate elements of the "real world" especially via TV broadcasts and reporters. This example from HBO's Kevorkian biopic You Don't Know Jack literally composites and intercuts the real Mike Wallace with images of Al Pacino as Kevorkian. This once-controversial practice is now accepted as a convention of docufiction, designed to underscore the veracity of the central narrative.

You Don't Know Jack reality fiction

The "based on a true story" convention of using "real" TV shows and reporters to support veracity of a docufiction

from You Don't Know Jack (2010)
Creator: Barry Levinson
Distributor: HBO
Posted by Critical Commons Manager