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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
"Ellen.Edgerton" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 14 Oct 1992 07:46:11 -0500
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> From:         Gorham A Kindem <[log in to unmask]>
> No Lies is also used as a point of discussion for victims of
> sexual assault, although it is a disturbing film that seems
> to victimize the viewer while re-victimizing the sexual
> assault victim.  While I use this film regularly in my
> documentary film class to provoke a discussion of ethics
> and direct cinema/cinema verite, I always do so with a
> warning that viewers may find the film disturbing and that
> they may exit at any time they feel so inclined.  Hap Kindem
One of my television-radio-film professors also showed this to
his class.  I saw it myself.  Most people weren't disturbed by
the film when they saw it -- because they thought it was REAL.
Which, when you think about it, is a rather disturbing
commentary in itself.  I thought it was real right until the
very end, when I sensed the woman in the film was performing;
there were some minor slips in her performance that made me
realize the entire thing had been faked.  We had to write
papers on our reactions to the film, and I think only two
people in the whole class realized the movie was not what it
pretended to be.