It's funny how the French term for a documentary filmmaking movement has become so commonplace in our cultural vocabulary. Describe THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT or TV's Cops
and The Real World
as "verité" and it's surprising how many people know
exactly what you mean: shaky handheld camera, few edits, unscripted action. But that's only part of the story. Peter Wintonick's informative and richly illustrated history of cinema verité gives a solid overview of a revolution in filmmaking so absolute that it changed not only the language
of cinema itself, but redefined the way we perceive "reality" in motion pictures. Remember how many people came ...