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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.

This Commentary is related to the following Clips:
You Don't Know Jack reality fiction by Barry Levinson (2010) The "based on a true story" convention of using "real" TV shows and reporters to support veracity of a docufiction