is a fiction film
presented as a documentary film
. They are usually comedic
, often parodic
in nature, and are often presented as historical documentaries with b-roll
and talking heads
discussing past events or as cinema verite
pieces following people as they go through various events.
Example of mockumentaries
- A Mighty Wind[?], mocumentary about a group of folk musicians who reunite to pay tribute to their producer
- Best in Show[?], (improvised) story of some contestants at a national dog show
- The Blair Witch Project, mockumentary of a vanished film crew
- Bob Roberts[?], a Tim Robbins[?] satiric film about a right wing folksinger's crooked election campaign.
- Forgotten Silver by Costa Botes[?] and Peter Jackson, parody of a historical documentary about a "forgotten" filmmaker.
- A Hard Day's Night (movie), following The Beatles as they attempt to escape their fans and have undisturbed fun on the way to a television special.
- The Last Broadcast[?], a mockumentary of a vanished film crew
- Man Bites Dog, black comedy/satire in which a film crew follows a serial killer documenting his crimes
- Operation Good Guys[?], a British Comedy Television Programme focusing on a documentary of a fictional group of Undercover Policemen
- People Like Us, a British Comedy Television Programme, featuring an inept interviewer (played by Chris Langham), who interviews people in various jobs
- The Rutles, parody telling of the Beatles story, while also parodying documentary makers themselves
- This Is Spinal Tap, mockumentary of a rockumentary
- Waiting for Guffman[?], (improvised) story of a small Missouri town's celebration of its sesquicentennial
- Zelig, Woody Allen movie telling of a chameleon-like individual who blended in wherever he went.
See also false document.
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