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February 13, 2008


Jason Scott

Count me as one of these people. I consider the use of re-creations a crutch. Morris crafts his crutches of the finest fallen timber from old-growth forest and finishes off the crutches with the masterwork of a violin-maker, but it's still a crutch.

Mr. Crutch

Huh? Then would shooting without a tripod or only using talking heads not be a crutch? What is an example of "crutchless" film making? Why are you so easily fooled into thinking non-recreations are "real" and unassisted? I'm sorry, but all documentary technique is a construction. Sit in on the editing of a documentary some time and you'll learn something about how constructed all cinema is. The world doesn't happen in 1.5 hour chunks of time on a 4:3 box.

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