28. August 2004 · Comments Off on What Is A ‘Documentary’? · Categories: Media Matters Not

Now that Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is being released on video, it is again the grist for media talking heads. I just watched a repeat of a fairly good panel discussion from last February on The History Channel’s History vs. Hollywood.

One thing that struck me as particularly interesting – and I can’t necessarily call it a ‘double standard’, as I haven’t heard both determinations from any one single person: The Passion seems not to be a ‘documentary’ for the very same reasons that Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 is.

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