Im coming in late on this thread, but it seems to me that the answer resides
somewhere beyond ideology (altho I don't dispute this dimension) but in the
realm of cognition, regarding the peculiar power of images in general over
words, and in this regard as implicitly veridical over words, notably over
words heard, as in voiceover narration. Ironically, when words are presented
within the film text itself, as in a letter/proclamation/legal document so
forth they are accorded the same veracity, subject to the same "truth effect"
as other images. I ramble and must think more on't.
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