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Documentary for the Small Screen by Paul Kriwaczek

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Chapter 18

The Review

To gain an impression of the whole film is the purpose of the filmmaker’s final procedure: the review. The later stages of editing and dubbing have been so concerned with the technical minutiae of film construction that it is all too easy to lose sight of the wood and see only the trees, to forget the appearance and function of the building while concentrating on the precise way the bricks fit together. So it is important to have the opportunity to sit back and watch the documentary from start to finish, seeing it for the first time as the audience will.

This is not merely to check for faults and errors. There should not really be any by this stage, though it must be admitted that on occasion mistakes do only now come to ...

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