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By J. Nilsson

This learn examines how a specific choice of movies became American cultural fabric of the Nineteen Nineties into satirical studies for audience and reveals that there are components of resistance to norms and conventions in politics, to mainstream information channels and Hollywood, and to reputable American historical past already embedded within the tradition.

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24 However, because Bob Roberts is fictional, which signifies a much higher degree of control (preproduction, filming, postproduction) over the pro-filmic event, any apparent conformity to these stylistic conventions is inherently false. But the film does not mimic the verité style as much as it recreates devices and scenes from specific films in that tradition. The film therefore links itself to cinema verité for reasons other than giving the audience the sense that they are seeing real events unfold in front of the camera.

84 An analysis of satire in film would seem to benefit from this opening up of the film’s contexts since it, often quite explicitly, refers to events and phenomena in the “real” world. And, as already argued, satire is always closely linked to the contemporary society in which it is produced and experienced. This brings us to a methodological problem concerning satire. How do we make the connections between the production and reception contexts and social history without them being too speculative?

92 The thematic categorization adopted here is not meant to convey that the study is to be primarily thought of as a cultural history of satire (although in some ways it is), which could be seen as colliding with its foregrounding of style and form. The focus is on how the films are constructed to elicit a particular effect, and less on how they function in their social and cultural context. So, why then complicate things by bringing in these themes? Satire is, and always has been, concerned with contemporary issues, public figures, attitudes, and events.

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