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Documentary Analysis 4

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Samuel Nolan

on 10 July 2015

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Transcript of Documentary Analysis 4

Documentary Analysis 4
Type of documentary
-Self Reflexive

-Emotion (Upset)

-Family (Mother of 3 children, Wife)

-Illness (disease)

Narrative Structure
-Linear narrative
Because this documentary is told in chronological order.
-Single stranded narrative
The documentary focuses on just the mother with a video diary of her Alzheimers progressing.
-Closed narrative
The ending is explained as to what happens further on in Pam and her husband's life.
Mise en scene
-Pam and her husband's home
The locations mainly were in their house because of her condition...
-Their bedroom
-The kitchen
-The Living room
-The car (for outing trips/some fresh air)
-Non diegetic
-British accent (well spoken, clear voices)
-Voice over on some parts Male and Female voices
Archive material
Clips of old film put in with a voice over discussing the good times that Pam and her husband Ed had when they were younger.
Photo montage of Ed and Pam through
their years of marriage.
A Marriage to Remember-Alzheimer's Disease Documentary ( Op-Docs ) The New York Times
Pam talking directly into the camera.
Zoom In
Extreme close-up on the husbands hand with physical games console remote.
Close-up of the husband explaining about Pam's Illness.
Two shot with Pam and her husband.
High angle shot, through the second floor window.
Photos (paintings) edited in some clips with a voice over explaining a memory with relevance to that clip.
Extreme close-up of Pam suggesting her facial expression is sad, tired and worn down.
Dates edited into clips of the documentary to help with the order in which the video diary goes.
Finishing credits at the end of the documentary to show who took part in the making of this documentary.
Introduction with the title and who it was produced by.
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