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FEATURE | Reality Bites: A Brief History of the Mockumentary

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‘What We Do in the Shadows, out this week, is what would be classed as a mockumentary. The movie is a collection of oddball personalities and laugh-out-loud humour; two staples of the mockumentary itself. The subgenre has been a strong and beloved tradition in cinema for many years, typically bringing fringe subjects – who don’t exist most of the time – under the close scrutiny of the camera in numerous and hilarious ways. But why is the mock-documentary such a potent force for making us laugh?’

Check out my feature on the evolution of the mockumentary, to coincide with the release of What We Do in the Shadows, at HeyUGuys (click quote or image above).

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